The Women’s Giving Circle Announces a Record Amount of Grant Funding

The members of the Women's Giving Circle are pleased to announce that in 2019, they're awarding a record $47,210 in grants. 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: • Altoona School District—“Care Closet” • Chippewa Valley Free Clinic—“Women Becoming A Healthier Me” • Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation: Women in Nontraditional Careers Scholarship Program” • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association—“Refugee Family Strengthening Project” • Eau…

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Women’s Giving Circle Grant Applications Accepted April 1-July 1, 2019

The Women's Giving Circle will be accepting grant applications from April 1 to July 1, 2019. Any Eau Claire area nonprofit with a new or enhanced program that benefits Eau Claire area women and/or children is eligible to apply. The WGC will be awarding grants of up to $6000 in 2019. You can learn more about this opportunity on the Women's Giving Circle Grant Cycle page of this site. All grant applications must be submitted by midnight on July 1, 2019. Please call the Eau Claire Community Foundation at (715) 552-3801 or…

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Women’s Giving Circle Announces Grant Recipients

The Women's Giving Circle is pleased to announce that in 2018, it’s awarding $37,250 in grants. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the Circle’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the Circle has voted to fund are:   Children's Museum of Eau Claire--"Eat! Move! Live!" Chippewa Valley Free Clinic--"Women's Health and Sharing Dignity Outreach" Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association--"Ntuj Tshiab Support Group" Family Resource Center--"Hand in Hand" Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Northwest District--"Creating Your Next Future Entrepreneur at the…

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Women’s Giving Circle Announces 2018 Circle Advisory Team

The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, has announced its Circle Advisory Team for 2018. In order to join the Women’s Giving Circle, members contribute at least $250.00 a year. Part of their contribution supports grants to local nonprofit organizations that run programs benefiting women and/or children. The other portion of the contribution is used to build an endowment at the Eau Claire Community Foundation for future grants. Anyone—male or female—can join the Women’s Giving Circle. People ages 39 and under are encouraged to take…

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A Night for the Record Books

The Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates By Sarah Stokes The room buzzed with excitement as people walked through the doors. More than 150 members and dozens of guests turned out to the Women’s Giving Circle annual Spring Gathering at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. Warm greetings, laughter, and a true sense of pride could be felt amid all the tables filled with smiling faces. Jill Prushiek, Chair of the Women’s Giving Circle, welcomed the members and guests to a wonderful night of socializing and a lovely dinner before turning…

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Women’s Giving Circle Appeals to Young Philanthropists

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is pleased to announce its outreach to Young Philanthropists. 100 young people between the ages of 22 and 39 will have the opportunity to become members of the WGC at a reduced rate: The normal annual donation of $250 will be reduced to $150 for up to three years. Membership will be $250 annually after those three years or when a new member turns 40. The WGC, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, was founded in 2007. Its diverse group of members uses…

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2016 Fall Educational Event: A Great Success!

Kelly Christianson addresses the audience at the 2016 WGC Fall Educational Event. The 2016 Women’s Giving Circle Fall Educational Event took place on Monday, Sep. 26, at the Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center. All of the Women's Giving Circle Education Team’s hard work resulted in an extraordinary event: 115 people came to learn about “Homelessness: Its Effects on Children and Families in our Community.” The presenters were Heidi White, Director of Prairie Ridge Early Learning School; Dani Claesges, ECASD Homeless Coordinator; and Kelly Christianson, Executive Director…

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Women’s Giving Circle Spring Gathering: A Great Success!

A scene from the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering   A big thank you goes out to all the Women's Giving Circle members, guests, and nonprofit representatives who made the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering a great success! Almost 100 women gathered to socialize, enjoy a meal, and learn about the programs being run with funding from the 2015 Women's Giving Circle grants. The presenters and their grant-funded programs were: Mary Jo VanGompel from Literacy Chippewa Valley: "Healthy Foods, Healthy Families" Cathy Barkovich from…

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Women’s Giving Circle September Newsletter

 Are you in the Women's Giving Circle, or do you want to learn more about it? You can read the latest edition of the Circle News to find out about current W.G.C. happenings.   Click here for a printable copy of the September Circle News Circle News    SEPTEMBER  2015 Twentieth Edition Greetings to you all and where did the summer go?!! The Circle Advisory Team hopes to see you at our Fall Educational Event. The event is open to everyone. Invite a Friend for our program on the 28th. No…

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Women’s Giving Circle Fall Education Event

Are you a woman or do you know one? Are you excited about changing the world? Are you free on the evening of Monday, September 29, 2014? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you might want to check out the Women’s Giving Circle Fall Educational Event. “Why in the world would I do that?” you may ask. “And what the heck IS the Women’s Giving Circle, anyway?” Well, my friend, I’ll tell you. The Women’s Giving Circle is a group of Eau Claire area women…

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