Eau Claire Community Foundation

ECCF Fund Holder Publishes A New Book

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, author and ECCF fund holder Dr. Katherine Schneider offers an honest, instructive, hilarious memoir of seven years of aging and advocating told in blogs. Chapters cover loving, working, praying and playing and include subjects like: “What If Wonder Woman had a Disability” “Breaking Bubbles” and “Sighted People Are Strange.” Read Hope of the Crow, and you can dig deep within yourself to retrieve your own power and sing your own victory song. Hope of the Crow is…

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YMCA Uses ECCF Grant to Make Eau Claire STRONG

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley has received a $7,000 grant from the Response and Recovery Community Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation to support The STRONG Challenge – a free, 6-week community-wide wellness initiative for the entire Chippewa Valley. “None of us expected 2020 to go the way it has,” says Suzie Slota, Director of Mission Advancement for the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley. “It seems like it’s been a never-ending string of challenges. And that gets exhausting. Some of us at the Y realized we needed something…

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Response and Recovery Community Fund Phase 3 Grantees Announced

ECCF is pleased to announce that it has awarded $137,315 in Phase 3 Response and Recovery Community Fund grants to 17 local nonprofits, bringing the total impact of ECCF's pandemic-related granting to more than $612,000! This amount wouldn't have been possible without a generous $30,000 donation from the XCel Energy Foundation. These grants support Chippewa Valley nonprofits in their work to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and were awarded in conjunction with United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley. Each organization offered its own grant opportunities, then collaborated to ensure…

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ECCF announces its Phase 2 Response and Recovery Community Fund grant recipients

ECCF is pleased to announce $200,700 in Response and Recovery Community Fund grants to 18 local nonprofits. This amount wouldn't have been possible without a generous $100,000 donation from C&M Companies. The grants will help these nonprofits meet urgent basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare. Grant Recipients: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin/Vivent Health Bolton Refuge House Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley--Mary Markquart Center Catholic Charities Children's Service Society of Wisconsin Chippewa Valley Health (Free) Clinic  Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, Inc. Eau Claire Area…

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More than $500,000 in Response and Recovery grants awarded to local nonprofits!

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County worked together to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. Each organization offered its own grant opportunities, then collaborated to ensure that their grant awards would be the most effective at meeting Chippewa Valley needs. They awarded a collective total of $555,673 to 41 local nonprofits. More information about the “Response and Recovery” grants can be found at www.uwgcv.org , www.eccfwi.org , and www.yourlegacyforever.org . The United Way of the…

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New Grant Opportunities to Address Pandemic Related Needs

The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County have created a partnership to help local nonprofits address the COVID-19 pandemic. Each organization will offer its own grant opportunities; they will then collaborate to ensure that funds they distribute will best serve the needs of the Chippewa Valley as a whole during the pandemic. The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will grant $500,000 to nonprofit organizations in both Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties. The grants will support…

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The ECCF Summer Newsletter is Here!

Click below to read about ECCF's latest happenings, including efforts to address pandemic-related needs. Since the Annual Meeting had to be cancelled, it also includes information normally covered there. Thank you to all the wonderful donors and nonprofits who made these accomplishments possible! We want you to know that ECCF fully supports current efforts to promote social justice. We're committed to the principle that all lives are equally valuable, and we want to make sure that all Eau Claire area residents--regardless of skin color or economic background--can thrive in our…

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Response and Recovery Community Fund Launches to Support Local Nonprofits

In an effort to help local nonprofits support residents as they recover from the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV), the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) and the Community Foundation of Chippewa County (CFCC) announce partnership efforts for COVID-19 recovery. Funds will support Chippewa County and Eau Claire County nonprofit agencies as they help Chippewa Valley residents recover from the damage done by the pandemic.  Click here to read the entire press release.

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Press Release: Charter Bank Announces Major Gift to Quick Response Community Fund

Charter Bank is pleased to announce a $25,000 donation to the Quick Response Community Fund. The grants awarded through this fund support nonprofits in their work to provide vital services for community members in need. Funds will be granted on a rolling basis as fundraising continues throughout the crisis, making it possible to adapt to evolving needs. “Now, more than ever, we knew we needed to step up and do our part to support nonprofit organizations throughout the Chippewa Valley,” states Paul Kohler, Charter Bank’s President and CEO. “And when…

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Press release: Community Matching Grant Challenge and Week 2 Grant Recipients

The Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley are thrilled to announce that Royal Credit Union, the Dick and Marlene Cable Family Fund, the Larson Family Fund, and two anonymous donors are challenging our community to raise $50,000, which they will match. This challenge will generate another $100,000 to be awarded to area nonprofits! “The community response to the Quick Response Community Fund has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sue Bornick, Executive Director of ECCF. “Now is the time to come together and look out for…

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