Press Release: Quick Response Community Fund Launched

[EAU CLAIRE, WI] The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) established the Quick Response Community Fund at ECCF to rapidly deploy financial resources to Eau Claire area nonprofits that serve community members disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and its economic consequences.  “This fund is designed to give added support to those organizations experiencing additional stresses on their services due to increased demand, changes in service delivery, reduced volunteer assistance, and increased staffing needs. These are the organizations on the front lines…

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Eau Claire Community Foundation COVID-19 Update

March 13, 2020 COVID-19 and the impact it may have on our healthcare system and vulnerable populations is dominating the news and social media. Much of this information is speculation, but few can deny that this epidemic will have, and is already having, a large impact.      I am writing to tell you about the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s (ECCF) preparation for the possible impact of coronavirus on our operations and community. ECCF Business Continuity Plan Should the need arise for ECCF to close its office, the staff will…

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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 each received an Eau Claire Community Foundation grant in the 2019 grant cycle. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Valley Gospel Choir JONAH Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Mighty Maddy's Mission To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. For a list of…

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Women’s Giving Circle Grant Applications Accepted April 1-July 1, 2019

The Women's Giving Circle will be accepting grant applications from April 1 to July 1, 2019. Any Eau Claire area nonprofit with a new or enhanced program that benefits Eau Claire area women and/or children is eligible to apply. The WGC will be awarding grants of up to $6000 in 2019. You can learn more about this opportunity on the Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle page of this site. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on July 1, 2019. Please call the Eau Claire Community Foundation at (715) 552-3801 or…

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Women’s Giving Circle Announces Grant Recipients

The Women's Giving Circle is pleased to announce that in 2018, it’s awarding $37,250 in grants. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the Circle’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the Circle has voted to fund are:   Children's Museum of Eau Claire--"Eat! Move! Live!" Chippewa Valley Free Clinic--"Women's Health and Sharing Dignity Outreach" Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association--"Ntuj Tshiab Support Group" Family Resource Center--"Hand in Hand" Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest District--"Creating Your Next Future Entrepreneur at the…

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Jim Pinter Receives Leadership Award at the ECCF Autumn Social

Jim Pinter (bottom center), shown here with his family, received a Leadership Award at ECCF's 2017 Autumn Social. Jim Pinter's many achievements and lasting impact on the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) were recognized when he received a Leadership Award at ECCF's Autumn Social on September 18, 2017.  As members of the Society of Founders (SOF), Jim and his wife Kathy were instrumental in creating ECCF; without the dollars they and the other SOF members so generously contributed , ECCF couldn't have opened its doors. But…

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2017 ECCF Competitive Grant Awards Announced

Grants Committee Chair Karl Murch speaks at the 2017 ECCF Annual Meeting. The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce that it awarded $118,441 in grants through its 2017 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients received their checks at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 7. In this grant cycle, the Foundation received 65 grant applications and was able to fully or partially fund 51 of them. These awards bring the Foundation’s current 2017 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to more than $2.1 million, including…

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