Congratulations to the 2024 Community Grantees!

We at ECCF are thrilled to announce $282,238 in Community Grant awards this year. Not only is this a new record grant total, but it exceeds the previous record by over $60,000! We sincerely thank all the donors whose generosity made this grant support possible. We also thank the members of our Grants Committee, whose hard work and dedication are vital to the Community Grant Cycle. And last but not least, we thank all the outstanding nonprofits whose staff and volunteers are doing so much to make our community a better place!

Create Culture Grants: $35,660

Create Culture grants support programs and organizations that enhance the quality of life in our community through music, visual and performing arts, literature, and museums. This year's Create Culture Grantees are:

  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Chippewa Valley Railroad Foundation
  • Chippewa Valley Symphony
  • Chorale a NouvEAU
  • Eau Claire Municipal Band
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin North and West Central Region
  • Pablo Center at the Confluence
  • Sculpture Tour

Form Futures Grants: $66,303

Form Futures grants support programs that provide instruction for children and adults offered by established institutions or nonprofit organizations, as well as programs that offer learning or community development opportunities. This year's Form Futures grantees are:

  • Boys and Girls Club Greater Chippewa Valley
  • Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin
  • Children's Museum of Eau Claire
  • Chippewa Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Eau Claire Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
  • Evolving Wellness
  • Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
  • Hope Gospel Mission
  • Literacy Chippewa Valley
  • Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
  • United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Give Green Grants: $51,510

Give Green grants support programs that improve the quality of our natural resources, meet the needs of animals, or provide opportunities for children and adults to engage in sports, fitness, and recreational activities. This year's Give Green grantees are:

  • Bob's House for Dogs
  • Eau Claire County Humane Association
  • Flying Eagles Ski Club
  • Friends of Lake Altoona
  • Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve
  • Landmark Conservancy
  • Regional Enterprises for Adults and Children (REACH)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release
  • Wisconsin Badger Camp
  • YMCA of the Chippewa Valley

Offer Opportunities Grants: $64,450

Offer Opportunities grants support programs that fill important needs for people of all ages and abilities, such as basic health services, food, shelter, safety, accessibility, and clothing. This year's Offer Opportunities grantees are:

  • Bolton Refuge House
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
  • Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • CVTC Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
  • Easter Seals Wisconsin
  • Eau Claire City County Health Department
  • Eau Claire Sober Living
  • Feed My People Food Bank
  • HarvestCare
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • MS-Take Charge
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America-Wisconsin Chapter
  • Workforce Resource

Operations Grants: $64,315

Operations grants help nonprofits meet operating expenses during times of transition, unexpected revenue loss, or unusually high expenses. This year's Operations grantees are:

  • Children's House Montessori School
  • Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild
  • Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
  • Fierce Freedom
  • Home for Good of Eau Claire
  • The Community Table
  • The Wellness Shack
  • United Cerebral Palsy of West Central Wisconsin