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?

The Women’s Giving Circle is a diverse, dynamic and generous group of women engaged in an exciting venture of strategic philanthropy. 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 Women’s Giving Circle, abbreviated WGC, is a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation. The power of collective giving allows us to amplify the impact, uniting a diverse group of effective women who are in their own right philanthropists. 50% of our annual membership donation goes to our WGC Endowment Fund to ensure the future of the organization.

Collaboration, empowerment, and learning set the tone for the Women’s Giving Circle. Women have more impact as a group than as individuals when giving and collaborating to bring about their vision for a better world. A giving circle is a great way for you and your friends to make a difference in the world – together! As a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with women to make a difference
  • Create a living legacy
  • Celebrate with others the impact of your participation and support
  • Support and promote women in leadership positions
  • Become a leader—join a Team or lead a Team
  • Have a deeper and better giving experience
  • Achieve more meaningful giving
  • Meet new friends and socialize

Annual Membership Contribution

New Member Form

New Member Guide

Donate to the WGC Fund

WGC Facebook

About the WGC Grant Cycle

WGC Grant Recipients

Click here for a printable membership form.

Click here to watch the 2022 WGC Educational Event: Our Community Explores Affordable Housing.

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

WGC Newsletter August 2022

WGC Newsletter June-July 2022

WGC Newsletter February-March 2022