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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Create Culture Grant Catalog Bonus Grants Announced!

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the results of its first ever Grant Catalog, a new crowdfunding platform that allows community members to contribute directly to requests from local nonprofits. In celebration of ECCF’s upcoming 25th anniversary, there will be four Grant Catalog cycles taking place over the coming year, one for each of ECCF’s four giving categories: Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities. The first category is Create Culture, which supports music, literature, visual and performing arts, and museums. Seventeen local nonprofits took…

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Use our Grant Catalog to Support your Favorite Nonprofits!

ECCF's first Grant Catalog is accepting donations from July 6-28! You can use it to browse requests from nonprofits in the Create Culture category (music, visual and performing arts, literature, and museums). Donate to any request--or requests--that pique your interest! All nonprofits that raise at least $1000 will be eligible for bonus grants. Make your money work even harder to support the organizations you love!  Browse the Create Culture Grant Catalog

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ECCF Launches a Year of Celebration and Welcomes New Board Members

ECCF's Annual Meeting on June 3 was an event to remember. (Click here and enter your name to watch a recording of the Annual Meeting.) Not only did we celebrate ECCF's year of accomplishments, but we launched a year of celebration--including an online Grant Catalog--in honor of our upcoming 25th Anniversary. (See the 25th Anniversary page for more information.) During the Meeting, we also said farewell to outgoing Board of Trustees members Dr. Phil Happe, Tom Toy, and Laura Talley.  We're incredibly grateful for their dedication, and we wish them…

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In Memoriam: Shirley Hillman

Shirley Hillman Shirley Hillman, who recently passed away, was a shining light to her family and community. Click here to learn more about her life and accomplishments. The ECPD K-9 Fund, which supports the expenses of canine officers in the Eau Claire Police Department, was close to Shirley's heart; that's why her family is honoring her by collecting donations to this Fund. You can click the button below to donate, or you can write a check to ECCF/K9 Hillman and mail it to: Eau Claire Community…

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Eau Claire Library Launches Construction Phase of Expansion

DONATE TO THE STORY BUILDER CAMPAIGN The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library and its Story Builder expansion campaign held a media event at the library’s Eau Claire Street facility on Wednesday morning, April 28 to officially launch the construction phase of its expansion project. At the event, library staff and campaign officials discussed important redesign features, funding updates, and news about the library’s temporary location. Library Deputy Director Shelly Collins-Fuerbringer has coordinated many aspects of the expansion project over the past year. She says, “We’ve been drawing and re-drawing expansion…

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Draper Hills Financial Literacy Student Is Wisconsin State Winner of a Prestigious Essay Contest

Olivia Piller (right) with her teacher, Jessica Zarnke, at the InvestWrite Award presentation. Loyal High School student Olivia Piller was recognized as the Wisconsin state winner of the SIFMA Foundation’s Fall 2020 InvestWrite competition with her essay on how challenges can create opportunities in the global economy and in life. The InvestWrite national essay competition bridges classroom learning in math, social studies, and language arts with the practical research and knowledge required for saving, investing and long-term planning. Piller was introduced to the InvestWrite competition through…

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ECCF Receives Grant from Compeer Financial

ECCF is honored to receive a $7500 grant from Compeer Financial to support our COVID relief efforts. Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $24.9 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry. ECCF sincerely thanks Compeer Financial for its generosity…

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