Giving Opportunities

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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ECCF Adds New Socially Responsible Investment Portfolio

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Many current and potential ECCF donors care as deeply about doing good with their investments as they do about doing good through granting. We’re pleased to announce that ECCF has a new Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Portfolio to meet the needs of those donors. This option will be in addition to our current Diversified Portfolios held by Orgel Wealth Management. The new SRI portfolio will focus on climate change, health and well-being, inclusion, resource management, and safety and security. This portfolio wasn’t selected lightly. The Investment Committee sent out request for…

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New Additions to the ECCF Family of Funds

New funds have been added to ECCF's family of funds. Each will increase our region's quality of life in its own unique way. They are: Higbee Family Fund: To protect and preserve the water quality of Lac Courte Oreilles Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund: To support scholarships for Altoona alumni planning to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College in the fields of business or accounting Robert J. Falkner Fund: To support a variety of local nonprofits as they work to meet the community's most pressing needs You can donate to any…

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IRA Charitable Distribution Provides Giving Opportunity

We can help you turn your retirement account into a vehicle for charitable giving. Wondering what to do with your annual IRA distribution? We have good news for charitably minded taxpayers in their 70s and up—and for the communities and causes they care about most. A permanent change in federal law now makes it possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to charity, free from federal tax, every year.  You could give far more with less by directing your IRA charitable rollover to the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s Community…

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