ECCF Sponsors Scholarships for Nonprofit Fund Development Course

ECCF is pleased to partner with UWEC Continuing Education to not only offer valuable development training for nonprofits, but to make sure finances don't create obstacles for them. Finding adequate funding is an ongoing struggle for nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes. The online, interactive Nonprofit Fund Development course created by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education focuses on the bigger picture of fund development while at the same time recognizing that securing funding and fundraising has been fundamentally changed by the pandemic. The course will focus on skills that nonprofits…

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WGC Educational Event Educates Community About Mental Health Needs and Resources

The Women's Giving Circle's Educational Event, “Navigating Mental Health Challenges During COVID-19,” featured panelists Laura Baalrud, Jackie Bachmeier, and Corina Fisher. They addressed youth and geriatric mental health challenges caused by the pandemic. They also shared coping strategies and the many resources that are available to people struggling with mental health issues. This online event took place on Monday, March 8, 2021. Click here to watch a recording of the event. Click here for community health resources. The Women’s Giving Circle is a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation.…

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ECCF Fund Holder Publishes a New Book

ECCF is proud to announce that Bonnie Wright, holder of the SS Safari All-Star Fund, has just published a new book. Diggin' Up Bones: One Woman's Spiritual Struggle and her Golden Retriever who Leads her out of Unconscious Transgenerational Shame is available at The Local Store in Eau Claire and on Amazon.com. Proceeds from sales of this book will support charitable causes and organizations such as Bob's House for Dogs. We congratulate Bonnie on her wonderful achievement! Click here to visit The Local Store.   Click here to read more…

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Ramone’s Supports ECCF Through Cash for a Cause

Ramone's manager Sara Nerbonne presents its Cash for a Cause check to ECCF Program Specialist Rebecca White Body. Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor doesn't just sell delicious treats; it also supports the community by raising money for local nonprofits through its Cash for a Cause program.  ECCF is honored to have been chosen as the January Cash for a Cause recipient. Enough loyal customers braved the elements to contribute $749.68, which will support grants to local nonprofits through ECCF's Community Fund. We sincerely thank Ramone's Ice Cream…

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Ken Vance Motors Fund Distributes $50,000 to Chippewa Valley Nonprofits

Ken Vance Motors is making a big difference in the Chippewa Valley using a Fund it established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. It’s distributing $50,000 in grants to ten Wisconsin nonprofits. The grantees are: • Catholic Charities Sojourner House • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association • Eau Claire Community Foundation • Eau Claire County Humane Association • Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region • Lutheran Social Services…

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In Memoriam: Tracey Curtis

Tracey Curtis Donations to the Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund are being collected in honor of Tracey Curtis, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. These gifts will support cancer research and patients going through cancer. Click here to read Tracey's obituary. Click here to learn more about the Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund. Click here to make an online donation to the Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund. Checks can be made out to ECCF/Seeds of Hope and mailed to: Eau Claire Community Foundation 306 S.…

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Ice Cream and Philanthropy!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is honored to have been chosen as a featured nonprofit by the Cash for a Cause program at Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor (503 Galloway St., Eau Claire). Cash for a Cause allows Ramone's employees to give back to the community by donating 100% of their tips to local nonprofits. January donations will go to our Community Fund, where the dollars will support a diverse array of nonprofits through our annual Community Grant Cycle. We encourage you to visit Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor, eat lots of…

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