The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation’s 2019 Annual Report Is Here!

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation is pleased to share its beautiful new Annual Report. This report had previously been part of ECCF's Annual Report, but now ECPSF has its own publication. (ECPSF is a Supporting Organization of ECCF.) You can click the link below to learn about ECPSF's great work in supporting Eau Claire area students. 2019 ECPSF Annual Report Want to learn more about ECPSF or donate to a fund? Click here to visit their website!

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ECCF Fundholder Dr. Eldon Hill Receives the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award

From left to right: Gov. Tony Evers, Jessica Zarnke, Meredith Hill Stockford, Sue Bornick, Kathy Evers The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce and long-time Eau Claire resident Dr. Eldon Hill, who established the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation, received the 2019 Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards for Organizations and Legacies (respectively) on Wednesday, February 19, at the State Capital.  The Governor’s Financial Literacy Awards recognize organizations and individuals who make a significant difference in financial literacy education. The Eau Claire…

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Senior Center Makes Fundraising Goal!

The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is celebrating after reaching its fundraising goal of $1.1 million toward a new senior fitness center addition. “We are so excited to announce we have met the “Fit for the Future” fundraising goal to expand the Senior Center. So many people and organizations pledged hundreds of thousands of dollars to our cause, and we are appreciative beyond words. Our mission is to challenge the mind, body, and spirit, and this new building will absolutely do that,” said Board President Jim Deignan. The L.E. Phillips Senior…

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New ECPSF Fund Will Help Local High Schools Install Solar Panels

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, a Supporting Organization of ECCF, is excited to announce the newest addition to its Family of Funds: The Solar on Eau Claire Schools Fund. It will support the installation and maintenance of solar panels on Eau Claire's North and Memorial High Schools. Solar on Schools was started by the nonprofit Couillard Solar Foundation (CSF). This project strives to reduce schools' carbon footprints as well as to reduce their energy costs. Once the solar panels are installed, the Eau Claire Area School District will save…

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The Women’s Giving Circle Announces a Record Amount of Grant Funding

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are pleased to announce that in 2019, they're awarding a record $47,210 in grants. 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: • Altoona School District—“Care Closet” • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Women Becoming A Healthier Me” • Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation: Women in Nontraditional Careers Scholarship Program” • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association—“Refugee Family Strengthening Project” • Eau…

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L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign

L.E. Phillips Senior Center Launches Major Expansion and Fundraising Campaign What: “Fit for the Future” Expansion Fundraising Campaign Kickoff Event When: Tuesday, October 29, 1:30 p.m. Where: L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire, WI Photos/Broll: Media tour of expansion plans, current fitness center, members, interviews Eau Claire, WI - The L.E. Phillips Senior Center, a regional non-profit which serves thousands of senior citizens in Chippewa Valley communities every year, announces its “Fit for the Future” $3.6 million dollar capital campaign. The L.E. Phillips Senior Center is launching…

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Jane Lokken Receives the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award

Congratulations to Jane Lokken, who received the 2019 ECCF Leadership Award at the Autumn Social! Jane has worked tirelessly on behalf of ECCF. She's served on numerous committees, including a term as Board Chair, and she was instrumental in the development of many of ECCF's legal documents. In addition, she and her husband, John, established the John and Jane Lokken Fund. Thank you, Jane, for your role in making ECCF what it is today! ECCF Board Chair Karl Murch presents the 2019 Leadership Award to Jane…

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ECCF Receives National Recognition

The Eau Claire Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of the Council on Foundations. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates the Eau Claire Community Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.” The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations…

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2019 ECCF Grant Recipients Announced

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The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce $146,989 in grant awards through its 2019 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients accepted their checks at ECCF’s Annual Meeting on June 6. This year’s 44 grant awards bring ECCF’s current 2019 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to almost $1.2 million. You can click the link below to see a complete list of this year's ECCF competitive grant award recipients. 2019 ECCF Competitive Grant Recipients Community support is vital for the continuation of ECCF’s grant awards, which help local nonprofits…

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Women’s Giving Circle Grant Applications Accepted April 1-July 1, 2019

The Women's Giving Circle will be accepting grant applications from April 1 to July 1, 2019. Any Eau Claire area nonprofit with a new or enhanced program that benefits Eau Claire area women and/or children is eligible to apply. The WGC will be awarding grants of up to $6000 in 2019. You can learn more about this opportunity on the Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle page of this site. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on July 1, 2019. Please call the Eau Claire Community Foundation at (715) 552-3801 or…

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