Women’s Giving Circle Holds Event in Support of Ukraine

Members of the Women’s Giving Circle, a Fund of ECCF, hosted an educational event on July 26 to help community members learn more about the experiences of Ukrainian refugees. Natalia Ripeckyj, a Chippewa Valley resident with deep Ukrainian roots, along with Luda Anastazievsky, a Ukraine native and a volunteer in the Ukrainian American Community Center in Minneapolis, spoke about their families and how they have been directly impacted by the current crisis, along with ongoing efforts to get citizens to safety.  Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. According to…

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ECCF awards over $40,000 in grants at its 25th Anniversary Event!

Members of ECCF's Society of Founders at the 25th Anniversary Event The Eau Claire Community Foundation celebrated its first quarter century at its 25th Anniversary Event on June 20. It was a huge success, with almost 300 attendees, including 25 members of the Society of Founders—whose gifts helped establish the Foundation—attending the event. This was ECCF’s opportunity to thank these donors for their establishing gift and to show that their dream of helping support our community forever has come true. ECCF has had a yearlong celebration,…

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In Memoriam: Marv Market

Marv Market ECCF joins the Market family in mourning the passing of Marv Market, whose work on behalf of the Eau Claire community has done so much to improve the area's quality of life. We're especially grateful for his significant role in creating and expanding ECCF. As members of ECCF's Society of Founders, Marv and his wife Sandy played an instrumental role in helping ECCF open its doors. Marv was also on ECCF’s founding Board of Trustees and served on its Investment Committee. His service has…

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In Memoriam: Carol Bartingale

Carol and Jack Bartingale ECCF joins the Bartingale family in mourning the passing of Carol , who contributed so much to her family and community. ECCF was fortunate to be among the many organizations in which Carol was active. Her contributions both as a Fund holder and a Women's Giving Circle member have been invaluable in helping ECCF improve the Eau Claire area's quality of life. Donations can be made to the Jack and Carol Bartingale Family Fund, which will help carry on Carol's legacy of…

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Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates its 15th Anniversary by Increasing Grant Awards!

In honor of the WGC's 15th anniversary, the members are celebrating by adding an extra $1500 to the maximum request amount! Applicants can apply for up to $7500 in funding this year, up from the previous $6000. The Women's Giving Circle will be accepting grant applications from April 1 to July 1, 2022. Any nonprofit that benefits Eau Claire area women and/or children under age 18 is eligible to apply. You can learn more about this opportunity on the Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle page of this site. All grant applications must…

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Give Green Grant Recipients Announced!

This year's St. Patrick's Day was especially festive for ECCF: On that day, we announced the recipients of bonus grants through our Give Green Grant Catalog.  This Grant Catalog, which allowed the public to donate directly to nonprofit funding requests, was part of the celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary. Give Green supports animals, the environment, and fitness opportunities; it’s one of ECCF’s four giving categories. A Grant Catalog for Create Culture, which supports art, literature, music, and museums, took place in July 2021 and raised almost $60,000 for 17…

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Access Eau Claire grants help local nonprofits meet accessibility needs

A new online grant opportunity is helping Eau Claire area nonprofits increase inclusion initiatives for people with disabilities. Supported by the Access Eau Claire Fund, which was established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation by Dr. Katherine Schneider, these grants will help nonprofits facilitate participation in their organizations by people with disabilities. Although the Access Eau Claire Fund has existed since 2013, this year marks the launch of its online grant applications. Three local nonprofits have been chosen to receive Access Eau Claire grants in 2022: the Boys & Girls…

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Important Year End Giving Dates

Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan your year-end charitable giving: HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS: The ECCF office will be closed on Dec. 24. It will be available to serve you during regular business hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) on all other weekdays. TRANSACTION DATES: December 20 is the last day to submit a grant recommendation of more than $5000 for approval from our Board of Trustees. December 29 is the last day to submit 2021 grant recommendations from Donor Advised Funds. December 30 is the last…

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