Eau Claire Community Foundation

ECCF is now accepting grant applications!

ECCF is accepting grant applications for the Community Grant Cycle and Royal CU and Nonprofit Professional Development Grant Cycle through Jan. 20, 2022. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about these funding opportunities is available on the “Grant Opportunities” page. Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions. More information about them is available under the “Events” tab. Please contact the ECCF Program Specialist at grants@eccfwi.org or by calling (715) 552-3801 if you have questions about the ECCF grant cycle.

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Important End-of-Year Dates for Donors

It’s never too early to start your year-end gift planning. Talk to your advisor and keep these dates in mind!    By December 1  Talk to your broker to plan and initiate any gifts of mutual fund shares or stock.     By December 15 Visit with your financial advisor to make final plans with your gift of stock or mutual funds. Don’t forget, ECCF can help you maximize your Qualified Charitable Distribution to meet the most important needs in our community!   By December 20 Submit your final grant recommendations…

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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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ECCF Offers Unexpected Grants and Inspiring Speakers at its Combined Autumn Social | Annual Meeting

   In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, ECCF has awarded more than a quarter million dollars to local nonprofits over the past 12 months. Thanks to the incredible generosity of many donors and sponsors, we're thrilled to continue that trend with an unexpected $20,000 in grants to local nonprofits to close our year-long celebration. These “You Care, We Share” grants were awarded at our combined Autumn Social/Annual meeting on Sep. 19. Along with the grants, ECCF was honored to recognize the Roberta and Ken Vance Family…

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ECCF awards over $40,000 in grants at its 25th Anniversary Event!

Members of ECCF's Society of Founders at the 25th Anniversary Event The Eau Claire Community Foundation celebrated its first quarter century at its 25th Anniversary Event on June 20. It was a huge success, with almost 300 attendees, including 25 members of the Society of Founders—whose gifts helped establish the Foundation—attending the event. This was ECCF’s opportunity to thank these donors for their establishing gift and to show that their dream of helping support our community forever has come true. ECCF has had a yearlong celebration,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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