Women’s Giving Circle 

Together, we are making a difference!

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The mission of the Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, is to improve the quality of life for women and children in the greater Eau Claire area through collective philanthropy.

What is the Women’s Giving Circle?


In 2007, 100 women came together to form the Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) for the Eau Claire community. These women wanted to create a collaborative effort to contribute social, intellectual, and financial resources to support effective community programs for women and children. 

WGC is a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF). It leverages the resources of individuals for greater impact by pooling members’ dollars and using the money to award grants to local non-profit organizations. The power of collective giving allows us to amplify the impact.

Of the $250 annual membership contribution, 50% goes to the WGC Endowment Fund to ensure the future of the organization, 45% goes to the WGC Grant Fund to finance grants, and 5% supports ECCF’s administrative costs.

Since it was first established, WGC has awarded over $450,000 in grants to local nonprofits!


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You can stay up-to-date on Women’s Giving Circle happenings by reading the Circle News newsletters linked below:

WGC Newsletter March 2023

WGC Newsletter May 2023

WGC Newsletter August 2023