Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle Awards a Record-Setting Grant Amount in 2022!

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are awarding a record-setting $49,600 in grants to seven local nonprofits! In honor of the WGC's 15th anniversary, grants of up to $7500 were awarded this year. 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: Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Advancing Women's Health Services” Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center: "Youth Engagement Initiative" Family Resource Center: "Reaching More Families with Triple P" Feed My…

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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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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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Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates its 15th Anniversary by Increasing Grant Awards!

In honor of the WGC's 15th anniversary, the members are celebrating by adding an extra $1500 to the maximum request amount! Applicants can apply for up to $7500 in funding this year, up from the previous $6000. The Women's Giving Circle will be accepting grant applications from April 1 to July 1, 2022. Any nonprofit that benefits Eau Claire area women and/or children under age 18 is eligible to apply. You can learn more about this opportunity on the Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle page of this site. All grant applications must…

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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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The Women’s Giving Circle Announces New Grantees

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are pleased to announce that in 2021, they're awarding $43,629 in grants to nine local nonprofits. 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: • Boys and Girls Club Greater Chippewa Valley—“Sensory Room and Trauma Coping Skills” • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Improving Women's Health Care” • Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: "Family and Friends Present Ravel's Mother Goose” • Feed My People…

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Ken Vance Motors Fund Distributes $50,000 to Chippewa Valley Nonprofits

Ken Vance Motors is making a big difference in the Chippewa Valley using a Fund it established at the Eau Claire Community Foundation. It’s distributing $50,000 in grants to ten Wisconsin nonprofits. The grantees are: • Catholic Charities Sojourner House • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic • Chippewa Youth Hockey Association • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association • Eau Claire Community Foundation • Eau Claire County Humane Association • Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region • Lutheran Social Services…

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Giving Tuesday is December 1, 2020!

Every year, people all over the world celebrate Giving Tuesday by supporting the charitable causes they love. This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1. But what if you can’t pick just one nonprofit? ECCF’s Community Fund might be the perfect solution for you. It addresses the Eau Claire area’s greatest needs by supporting grants to a diverse array of nonprofits through our annual Community Grant cycle. Your support is more crucial than ever because so many nonprofits are struggling to adapt to the pandemic: Many lost much-needed revenue to…

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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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