ECCF Grant Application

Emergency Grant Cycle in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis:

How to Make a Grant Request

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution.

Any nonprofit organizations that meet these criteria and serve the Eau Claire area are eligible to apply. Those addressing basic needs like food, shelter, and medical care will be prioritized in the initial phase of this emergency grant cycle. Urgent operational needs will also be considered.

Nonprofits can currently apply for one Service Need request of up to $10,000 and one Operational Need request of up to $5000. As more funding becomes available, we will provide more granting opportunities.

Click here to make a grant request. 

Requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and responses will be made within a week of submitting the proposal. In order to move resources quickly, the request form is short and easy to complete. If a nonprofit is not immediately funded, its request will continue to be reviewed weekly.

ECCF will begin accepting grant applications for its regular grant cycle on Nov. 1, 2020.

Please read the "Apply for a Grant" page and review the following materials before completing a grant application:


Online Grant Portal   


Our Mission

We strengthen our community by offering donors opportunities to establish charitable legacies and by serving as a catalyst to address community needs.

Our Vision

The Eau Claire Community Foundation will be widely recognized in the area as a leading resource for promoting philanthropy, collaboration, innovation, and for building endowments.