The Women’s Giving Circle Announces New Grantees Posted on November 3, 2021 by Eau Claire Community Foundation 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 Food Bank: “School Pantry Program” • Hope Gospel Mission: "Women and Children Outdoor Recreational Space" • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation: "Compassionate Care Program" • L.E. Philips Memorial Public Library: "Eau Claire Laundromat Libraries" • Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper Michigan: "In-Home Family Therapy Services" • Stand in the Light Memory Choir: "Technology Improvement" The Women’s Giving Circle members pool their charitable dollars into a fund at ECCF in order to maximize their philanthropic impact. The WGC began in 2007, when a group of over 100 Founding Members each pledged a total of $1,000 over 4 years. Today, it has more than 200 members, and it continues to grow. This year’s grant awards bring the WGC’s total grant distributions since inception to $401,421. Grantees will officially receive their awards at the Gift of Giving Breakfast, which will take place on Dec. 1, 2021. The Women’s Giving Circle members invite the Eau Claire community to attend this celebration of philanthropy. They also welcome new members; anyone can join the WGC at any time. Register for the Gift of Giving Breakfast Click here to learn more about the Women's Giving Circle. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-552-3801 for more information or to RSVP for the Gift of Giving Breakfast.