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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »