Community Grant Cycle

Congratulations to the 2023 Community Grant recipients!

ECCF is pleased to announce that our Community Grant Cycle awarded $213,259 in grants to 50 nonprofits that serve Eau Claire County. This total includes an unprecedented eight grants of $10,000 or more! Grantees represent all four of ECCF’s giving categories: Create Culture (visual and performing arts, museums, literature); Form Futures (education, training); Give Green (animals, fitness, the environment); and Offer Opportunities (basic needs such as food, shelter, and medical care). 2023 Community Grant Awards Each year, ECCF’s Grants Committee, which is currently composed of 20 local volunteers, evaluates applications…

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The 2023 Community Grant Cycle Is Already Breaking Records!

2023’s Community Grant cycle is already setting records, and the grant review process has barely begun! This year, an unprecedented 62 applications were submitted, with a request total of almost $500,000.  That’s well over $100,000 more than the previous highest request total! Another exciting feature of this year’s Community Grant Cycle is the introduction of a new Operations grant category. Operations grants of up to $10,000 will help nonprofits keep their doors open during times of unusually high expenses or unexpected revenue losses. ECCF’s Grants Committee, which consists entirely of…

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Exciting new grant opportunity for Eau Claire area nonprofits!

For 25 years, ECCF has supported local nonprofits through its annual Community Grant Cycle. Through this cycle and other types of grants, ECCF has distributed more than $23 million to nonprofits since it opened in 1997. ECCF is truly grateful to all the donors and businesses who made these grants possible. While Community Grants traditionally support programs and asset purchases, ECCF is adding an exciting and much-needed new opportunity in 2023: For the first time, nonprofits will be able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support their…

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