The Eau Claire Community Foundation works with dozens of nonprofit organizations that positively affect the Eau Claire area in a variety of ways. These organizations apply for grants in four major areas: Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities.
The following organizations are just a few of the many worthy 2019 grant recipients. These spotlights represent some of the great work being done on behalf of the Eau Claire community.
Grants in the Create Culture Category support programs and organizations that enhance the quality of life in our community through music, literature, visual art, performing arts, and museums.
Featured Recipient: CollECtive Choir
The CollECtive Choir is a diverse Gospel and Hip Hop group in the Chippewa Valley that is intentionally building bridges across age, denomination, socio-economic status, color, and culture. This year-round missional music community now has 40 active members and more than 20 churches represented in its membership. They utilize the universal language of music to showcase unity in diversity.
Grants in the Form Futures category fund programs and organizations that provide opportunities for learning and other personal development for both children and adults.
Featured Recipient: JONAH
Grants in the Give Green category support programs that engage children and adults in activities that improve the quality of our earth; provide fitness, health, and wellness opportunities; benefit animals both domestic and wild; and work to preserve regional ecosystems.
Featured Recipient: Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation
Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation, (CVWR) is dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned, injured, or ill wild animals with the goal of returning them to their native habitat as healthy, productive members of their own community; providing information in response to public inquiries about wildlife; and providing wildlife education to the community. CVWR has been serving the Chippewa Valley and surrounding communities since 2010.
Grants in the Offer Opportunities category fund programs and organizations that meet important needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, health services, job training, and disability assistance, for Eau Claire area residents of all ages.
Featured Recipient: The Community Table
The Community Table (TCT) is a meal provider in the Eau Claire community and has been providing a meal to those in need since 1993. TCT is open 365 days a year and has a mission to serve a balanced, nutritious meal in a safe, welcoming environment and to connect those in need with existing resources. TCT was able to serve 36,246 meals in 2019 with the help of over 3,400 volunteers. While TCT aims to help those in need in our facility, we also aim to continue partnerships with existing resources in the community in order to best serve our patrons.