Important Year End Giving Dates

Please keep the following dates in mind as you plan your year-end charitable giving: Now – December 15: Visit with your financial advisor to initiate your gift of stock or mutual funds. Don’t forget, ECCF can help you maximize your Qualified Charitable Distribution to meet the most important needs in our community! December 20 is the last day to submit a grant recommendation of more than $5000 for approval from our Board of Trustees. December 30 is the last day to initiate a wire transfer to ensure a tax deduction…

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Form Futures Grant Recipients Announced!

 ECCF is proud to have served the Eau Claire area for almost a quarter century. That’s why today’s announcement of its Form Futures grant recipients is especially significant: November 12 – 18 is Community Foundation Week, a nationwide celebration to recognize the increasingly important role that community foundations play in addressing civic and economic challenges. The Form Futures Grant Catalog, which allowed the public to donate directly to nonprofit funding requests, was part of the celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary. Form Futures supports educational and training opportunities in the…

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The Women’s Giving Circle Announces New Grantees

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are pleased to announce that in 2021, they're awarding $43,629 in grants to nine local nonprofits. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the WGC’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the WGC has voted to fund are: • Boys and Girls Club Greater Chippewa Valley—“Sensory Room and Trauma Coping Skills” • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Improving Women's Health Care” • Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: "Family and Friends Present Ravel's Mother Goose” • Feed My People…

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ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications for the Community Grant Cycle and Royal CU and Nonprofit Professional Development Grant Cycle through Jan. 20, 2022. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about these funding opportunities is available on the “Grant Opportunities” page. Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions. More information about them is available under the “Events” tab. Please contact the ECCF Program Specialist at grants@eccfwi.org or by calling (715) 552-3801 if you have questions about the ECCF grant cycle.

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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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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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