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Women’s Giving Circle Members Celebrate Grantees at their Spring Gathering

The Women’s Giving Circle held its largest gathering ever at the The Brewing Projekt on May 13! Current WGC grantees shared all the good work they are doing to support women and children funded by the grant dollars from  generous WGC members. Through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley - Altoona Center students are learning to calm their emotions. The Chippewa Valley Museum is bringing our logging history alive for school age children with an interactive gallery renovation at the @wisconsinlogging. Children are building confidence and…

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Congratulations to the 2024 Community Grantees!

We at ECCF are thrilled to announce $282,238 in Community Grant awards this year. Not only is this a new record grant total, but it exceeds the previous record by over $60,000! We sincerely thank all the donors whose generosity made this grant support possible. We also thank the members of our Grants Committee, whose hard work and dedication are vital to the Community Grant Cycle. And last but not least, we thank all the outstanding nonprofits whose staff and volunteers are doing so much to make our community a…

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M&J Employee Impact Fund awards $70,800 in grants!

Local businesses play a vital role in supporting philanthropy, and Market & Johnson  is prominent among them. M&J has always encouraged its employees to become personally involved in the communities where they live and work. To help further this goal, they created the M&J Employee Impact Fund, held at ECCF, in which employees pool their contributions to support organizations in the communities where they live and work. Market & Johnson then matches 50% of employee contributions. 

Each year, M&J employees recommend recipients for grants from the M&J Employee Impact Fund; their recommendations are reviewed by the Impact Fund Committee and approved by Market & Johnson’s Board of Directors and ECCF’s Board of Trustees.

In January 2024, the M&J Employee Impact Fund distributed $70,800 in grants to 18 nonprofits throughout their service area. Together, M&J employees are making a lasting difference in the communities they serve!

2024 M&J Employee Impact Fund Grantees

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region

Bolton Refuge House

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Drug Endangered Children

Fall Creek School Booster Club

GATEWAYS Fund of the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation

Joshua’s Camp

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region, La Crosse and Eau Claire chapters

La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program

River Valley Charities

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Chippewa Valley Chapter

St. Croix Valley Food Bank

St. Croix Valley Foundation, Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship Fund

Valley Outreach

Winona Community Foundation, Dive and Rescue Fund

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