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ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications for the Community Grant Cycle and Royal CU and Nonprofit Professional Development Grant Cycle through Jan. 20, 2022. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about these funding opportunities is available on the “Grant Opportunities” page. Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions. More information about them is available under the “Events” tab. Please contact the ECCF Program Specialist at grants@eccfwi.org or by calling (715) 552-3801 if you have questions about the ECCF grant cycle.

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2021 Autumn Social Highlights

This year we held our 2021 Autumn Social event on September 27th.  Each year at this event, the Board of Trustees gives special recognition to a leader or leaders who have made a significant impact at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. This year, we recognized Dan and Debbie Market, whose commitment and support have been invaluable to the Eau Claire Community Foundation. They will join the previous Leadership Award recipients whose outstanding work has made our foundation what it is today. Dan Market served on ECCF’s Board of Trustees from…

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Create Culture Grant Catalog Bonus Grants Announced!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of its first ever Grant Catalog, a new crowdfunding platform that allows community members to contribute directly to requests from local nonprofits. In celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary, there will be four Grant Catalog cycles taking place over the coming year, one for each of ECCF’s four giving categories: Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities. The first category is Create Culture, which supports music, literature, visual and performing arts, and museums. Seventeen local nonprofits took…

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ECCF Launches a Year of Celebration and Welcomes New Board Members

ECCF's Annual Meeting on June 3 was an event to remember. (Click here and enter your name to watch a recording of the Annual Meeting.) Not only did we celebrate ECCF's year of accomplishments, but we launched a year of celebration--including an online Grant Catalog--in honor of our upcoming 25th Anniversary. (See the 25th Anniversary page for more information.) During the Meeting, we also said farewell to outgoing Board of Trustees members Dr. Phil Happe, Tom Toy, and Laura Talley.  We're incredibly grateful for their dedication, and we wish them…

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Ken Vance Motors Fund Distributes $50,000 to Chippewa Valley Nonprofits

Ken Vance Motors is making a big difference in the Chippewa Valley using a Fund it established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. It’s distributing $50,000 in grants to ten Wisconsin nonprofits. The grantees are: • Catholic Charities Sojourner House • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association • Eau Claire Community Foundation • Eau Claire County Humane Association • Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region • Lutheran Social Services…

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Press release: PESI, Inc. Makes Major Gift to the Quick Response Community Fund

PESI, Inc. is helping to jumpstart the second phase of granting from the Quick Response Community Fund with a $40,000 donation. In Phase 1, the Quick Response Community Fund, established by the Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, supported Eau Claire area nonprofits that serve community members suffering due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It also addressed urgent operational needs caused by the pandemic. Phase 2 will continue supporting local nonprofits in their service to community members impacted by the ongoing crisis. “As a company,…

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Press Release: Charter Bank Announces Major Gift to Quick Response Community Fund

Charter Bank is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Quick Response Community Fund. The grants awarded through this fund support nonprofits in their work to provide vital services for community members in need. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to adapt to evolving needs. “Now, more than ever, we knew we needed to step up and do our part to support nonprofit organizations throughout the Chippewa Valley,” states Paul Kohler, Charter Bank’s President and CEO. “And when…

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Complete Grantee List for the Quick Response Community Fund

The Quick Response Community Fund is supporting an array of local nonprofits as they struggle to cope with funding needs generated by the pandemic. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to adapt to evolving needs. The following grantee list will be updated as new grants are awarded. Service Needs: More than $200,000 awarded as of Week 4! These grants support nonprofits in their work to provide vital services for community members in need.  AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Bolton…

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