Announcing the Royal CU and ECCF Nonprofit Professional Development Fund and Grant Program!

Royal Credit Union and ECCF are pleased to announce that they are partnering in the creation of the Royal CU and ECCF Nonprofit Professional Development Fund and Grant Program. The program was first announced at ECCF’s Autumn Social on September 27. This decision comes after careful consideration by both RCU and ECCF towards the current needs of nonprofits in the community. Many nonprofits are without the financial resources to seek or create professional development that would help them help others. With the new grant program, nonprofit staff and board members…

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The Form Futures Grant Catalog is now live!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022, and Eau Claire area nonprofits are participating in an exciting new way to raise funds as part of that celebration. ECCF’s online Grant Catalog is now live for its second cycle, Form Futures. This crowdfunding software allows the public to donate directly to funding requests from Eau Claire area nonprofits. Not only will applicants receive the money they raise in the form of grants, but all that raise at least $1000 will become eligible for bonus grants from…

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2021 Autumn Social Highlights

This year we held our 2021 Autumn Social event on September 27th.  Each year at this event, the Board of Trustees gives special recognition to a leader or leaders who have made a significant impact at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. This year, we recognized Dan and Debbie Market, whose commitment and support have been invaluable to the Eau Claire Community Foundation. They will join the previous Leadership Award recipients whose outstanding work has made our foundation what it is today. Dan Market served on ECCF’s Board of Trustees from…

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In Memoriam: Lois Bodeau

Lois Bodeau ECCF joins the Bodeau family in mourning the passing of Lois Bodeau, who contributed so much to her family and community. Donations can be made to the David T. Bodeau and Family Fund, which will help carry on Lois's legacy of caring and generosity.  DONATE Checks can be sent to: ECCF/Bodeau Family Fund 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104 Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Charter Bank Donates $50,000 to Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund

The Eau Claire Community Foundation and the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Committee are pleased to announce that Charter Bank is donating $50,000 to the Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation. The Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Project is a partnership between the City of Eau Claire, the users of the stadium, and the many supporters of baseball in the Chippewa Valley. Fundraising efforts continue in order to match the $1.75 million dollars that the City of Eau Claire has already pledged…

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New Grantee Spotlights!

Eau Claire has many wonderful nonprofits working to improve our community's quality of life. Here are four that demonstrate the variety and scope of their achievements. Each spotlighted organization represents one of our four giving categories (Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities), and they've all received Eau Claire Community Foundation grants in the past year. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Eau Claire Children's Theatre Fierce Freedom Special Olympics Wisconsin L.E. Phillips Senior Center To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. Thank you to…

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Create Culture Grant Catalog Bonus Grants Announced!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of its first ever Grant Catalog, a new crowdfunding platform that allows community members to contribute directly to requests from local nonprofits. In celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary, there will be four Grant Catalog cycles taking place over the coming year, one for each of ECCF’s four giving categories: Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities. The first category is Create Culture, which supports music, literature, visual and performing arts, and museums. Seventeen local nonprofits took…

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Use our Grant Catalog to Support your Favorite Nonprofits!

ECCF's first Grant Catalog is accepting donations from July 6-28! You can use it to browse requests from nonprofits in the Create Culture category (music, visual and performing arts, literature, and museums). Donate to any request--or requests--that pique your interest! All nonprofits that raise at least $1000 will be eligible for bonus grants. Make your money work even harder to support the organizations you love!  Browse the Create Culture Grant Catalog

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ECCF Launches a Year of Celebration and Welcomes New Board Members

ECCF's Annual Meeting on June 3 was an event to remember. (Click here and enter your name to watch a recording of the Annual Meeting.) Not only did we celebrate ECCF's year of accomplishments, but we launched a year of celebration--including an online Grant Catalog--in honor of our upcoming 25th Anniversary. (See the 25th Anniversary page for more information.) During the Meeting, we also said farewell to outgoing Board of Trustees members Dr. Phil Happe, Tom Toy, and Laura Talley.  We're incredibly grateful for their dedication, and we wish them…

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In Memoriam: Shirley Hillman

Shirley Hillman Shirley Hillman, who recently passed away, was a shining light to her family and community. Click here to learn more about her life and accomplishments. The ECPD K-9 Fund, which supports the expenses of canine officers in the Eau Claire Police Department, was close to Shirley's heart; that's why her family is honoring her by collecting donations to this Fund. You can click the button below to donate, or you can write a check to ECCF/K9 Hillman and mail it to: Eau Claire Community…

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