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ECCF Fund Holder Publishes A New Book

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, author and ECCF fund holder Dr. Katherine Schneider offers an honest, instructive, hilarious memoir of seven years of aging and advocating told in blogs. Chapters cover loving, working, praying and playing and include subjects like: “What If Wonder Woman had a Disability” “Breaking Bubbles” and “Sighted People Are Strange.” Read Hope of the Crow, and you can dig deep within yourself to retrieve your own power and sing your own victory song. Hope of the Crow is…

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ECCF announces its Phase 2 Response and Recovery Community Fund grant recipients

ECCF is pleased to announce $200,700 in Response and Recovery Community Fund grants to 18 local nonprofits. This amount wouldn't have been possible without a generous $100,000 donation from C&M Companies. The grants will help these nonprofits meet urgent basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. Grant Recipients: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/Vivent Health Bolton Refuge House Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley--Mary Markquart Center Catholic Charities Children's Service Society of Wisconsin Chippewa Valley Health (Free) Clinic  Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, Inc. Eau Claire Area…

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More than $500,000 in Response and Recovery grants awarded to local nonprofits!

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County worked together to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. Each organization offered its own grant opportunities, then collaborated to ensure that their grant awards would be the most effective at meeting Chippewa Valley needs. They awarded a collective total of $555,673 to 41 local nonprofits. More information about the “Response and Recovery” grants can be found at www.uwgcv.org , www.eccfwi.org , and www.yourlegacyforever.org . The United Way of the…

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Happy 30th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

ECCF joins the Eau Claire community in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Signed into law by President George H. Bush on July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a landmark civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in employment, purchasing goods and services, and participating in state and local government programs and services. Several Funds held at ECCF support the important work of improving accessibility for all. For example, grants from Access Eau Claire have provided sign language interpreters at events, a braille printer…

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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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The 2019 ECCF Annual Report Is Here!

You can click the link below to find: Grantee spotlights Fund holder profiles Women's Giving Circle information And much more! 2019 ECCF Annual Report   Please contact the ECCF office at info@eccfwi.org or (715) 552-3801 if you'd like to request a print copy. Thanks for your support!

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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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