Grant applications to Response and Recovery, Phase 3 are now being accepted!

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County are launching a new phase of collaboration to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. As in the previous phase of granting, each is offering its own grant opportunities, then collaborating in the evaluation process.

Phase 3 of the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s ”Response and Recovery Community Fund” grant cycle is now open to Eau Claire County nonprofits. It will continue to support projects that meet residents’ basic needs, but it will also support a more diverse array of nonprofits, including those addressing the arts and education. The deadline for submitting grant applications is Sep. 15, 2020.


The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley supports nonprofit organizations in both Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties that address early childhood development as well as the physical and mental well-being of these children’s family systems; UWGCV identified this area as critical to the children’s current and future well-being during their recent assessment of pandemic-related community needs. Grant proposals must be submitted by Sep. 15; visit UWGCV’s website ( for more information.

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County’s “Response Recovery Rebuild Fund” is still accepting applications, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to allow for the most flexible response to current and evolving needs due to COVID-19. To request an application and for additional grant opportunities through CFCC, please visit their website ( for more information.

Eligible Chippewa Valley nonprofits can apply for grants from one or more of these separate but complementary grant cycles.

Since April, the three organizations have granted over $850,000 to help nonprofits serve community members disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. With the additional funding from these new granting opportunities, the nonprofit impact in the Chippewa Valley could reach over $1 Million!

The Community Foundation of Chippewa County creates, builds and manages endowment funds that benefit the people of Chippewa County.

Eau Claire Community Foundation strengthens our community by offering donors opportunities to establish charitable legacies, by making grants, and by serving as a catalyst to address community needs.

United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in every community we serve.