The ECCF Summer Newsletter is Here!

Click below to read about ECCF's latest happenings, including efforts to address pandemic-related needs. Since the Annual Meeting had to be cancelled, it also includes information normally covered there. Thank you to all the wonderful donors and nonprofits who made these accomplishments possible! We want you to know that ECCF fully supports current efforts to promote social justice. We're committed to the principle that all lives are equally valuable, and we want to make sure that all Eau Claire area residents--regardless of skin color or economic background--can thrive in our…

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Emergency Funding Opportunities

In collaboration with United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, ECCF established the Quick Response Community Fund to rapidly deploy resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak and for urgent operational needs. ECCF and UWGCV are collaborating and communicating with Marshfield Clinic Health System, the Community Foundation of Dunn County and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County to further efforts to support their areas' nonprofits.  DONATE NOW  Donation Options Credit Card donations can be made online by clicking link above, which leads to our safe…

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ECCF Emergency Response and Event Changes

March 17, 2020 Beginning today, the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) office will be closed to the public, although staff will still be working there. For your convenience, there is a mail slot next to our second entrance for donations, etc. We appreciate your patience and support of these efforts to limit direct contact. Should the need arise for ECCF to close its office, the staff will work remotely and will be available to check voicemail. ECCF can also be reached via its cell phone at 715-210-4446. Nonprofit Update: Because…

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Senior Center Makes Fundraising Goal!

The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is celebrating after reaching its fundraising goal of $1.1 million toward a new senior fitness center addition. “We are so excited to announce we have met the “Fit for the Future” fundraising goal to expand the Senior Center. So many people and organizations pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to our cause, and we are appreciative beyond words. Our mission is to challenge the mind, body, and spirit, and this new building will absolutely do that,” said Board President Jim Deignan. The L.E. Phillips Senior…

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L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign

L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign What: “Fit for the Future” Expansion Fundraising Campaign Kickoff Event When: Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI Photos/Broll: Media tour of expansion plans, current fitness center, members, interviews Eau Claire, WI - The L.E. Phillips Senior Center, a regional non-profit which serves thousands of senior citizens in Chippewa Valley communities every year, announces its “Fit for the Future” $3.6 million dollar capital campaign. The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is launching…

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Jane Lokken Receives the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award

Congratulations to Jane Lokken, who received the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award at the Autumn Social! Jane has worked tirelessly on behalf of ECCF. She's served on numerous committees, including a term as Board Chair, and she was instrumental in the development of many of ECCF's legal documents. In addition, she and her husband, John, established the John and Jane Lokken Fund. Thank you, Jane, for your role in making ECCF what it is today! ECCF Board Chair Karl Murch presents the 2019 Leadership Award to Jane…

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New Grantee Spotlights!

Eau Claire has many wonderful nonprofits working to improve our community's quality of life. Here are four that demonstrate the variety and scope of their achievements. Each spotlighted organization represents one of our four giving categories (Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities), and each received an Eau Claire Community Foundation grant in the 2019 grant cycle. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Valley Gospel Choir JONAH Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Mighty Maddy's Mission To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. For a list of…

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2019 ECCF Grant Recipients Announced

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce $146,989 in grant awards through its 2019 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients accepted their checks at ECCF’s Annual Meeting on June 6. This year’s 44 grant awards bring ECCF’s current 2019 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to almost $1.2 million. You can click the link below to see a complete list of this year's ECCF competitive grant award recipients. 2019 ECCF Competitive Grant Recipients Community support is vital for the continuation of ECCF’s grant awards, which help local nonprofits…

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