Feed My People Puts ECCF Grant Money To Work

Feed My People has wasted no time in implementing its Food Outreach Program, which received 2015 grant funding from the Eau Claire Community Foundation. Please click the links below to read more about how this wonderful program is bringing food to people in need. "New Food Pantry Opens in Park Towers Apartment" story on WEAU website "Everyone's Talking About It" article about the Food Outreach Program on the Feed My People website The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to support Feed My People as it works to ensure that…

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Congratulations, 2015 ECCF Grantees!

Congratulations to the nonprofit organizations that received grants from the 2015 Eau Claire Community Foundation Competitive Grant Cycle! The checks were officially presented at the ECCF Annual Meeting on June 4, 2015. The Eau Claire Community Foundation received a wide spectrum of grant applications in 2015; here is that year by the numbers: We received 59 grant applications, 31 for asset purchases and 28 for program expenses, totaling $285,096. We were able to fund, either fully or partially, 44 of those applications, 24 of which were for asset purchases and…

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Women’s Giving Circle Grant Cycle Update

The window for submitting this year's Women's Giving Circle grant applications is now closed. Thank you to all the wonderful nonprofits who applied! The results will be announced after the Circle's Annual Meeting in November. You can find more information about the Women's Giving Circle at the Women's Giving Circle page of this site. Please call the Eau Claire Community Foundation at (715) 552-3801 or email Rebecca at grants@eccommunityfoundation.org if you would like more information about becoming a Women's Giving Circle member.

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Women’s Giving Circle June 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 to download the Circle News as a PDF Circle News June 2015 Seventeenth Edition   Hello to everyone and happy summer. Summer in Eau Claire is a time to enjoy the outdoor picnics and time with friends and family. I know that many of you snowbirds have come back to Eau Claire to roost…

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Outstanding Achievement Award Winners

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Awards, which are presented to community members who have gone above and beyond normal expectations to positively impact the lives of children in the greater Eau Claire area. The 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients are: Melinda Gardner—Founder and Director of the APPLE Pregnancy Care Center; Mentor and counselor to young mothers; Provider of baby care supplies and Christmas gifts for families in financial need Donna Lehmkuhl—Director of the UWEC Early Literacy Intervention Program, Services…

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Two New Confluence Project Funds Established at ECCF

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Confluence Building Fund and the Confluence Building Endowment Fund. The Confluence Project is a collaborative effort to continue the redevelopment of downtown Eau Claire at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers. The centerpiece of the project is the Confluence Arts Center, a state-of-the-art facility to showcase Eau Claire’s arts community. Philanthropic support is critical to reach the Confluence Campaign’s $13 million fundraising goal; donations to the Confluence Building Fund, which is a Pass-Through fund…

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Last-Minute Options for Tax Deductible Giving in 2014

IRA Charitable Rollover  The President recently signed H.R. 5771, extending the IRA charitable rollover for one (1) year, retroactive for 2014.  Congress reauthorized the IRA Charitable Rollover, which allows people who are 70 and 1/2 years or older to make direct transfers totaling up to $100,000 per year to the Eau Claire Community Foundation or other qualified charities without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes.   How it works You make a gift of up to $100,000 by transferring IRA assets to the Eau Claire…

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2014: A Big Year for Community Foundations Everywhere

One hundred years ago, in 1914, the first community foundation was established in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future. Today, the Eau Claire Community Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States, collectively managing more than $48 billion in assets and making grants of approximately $4.5 billion a year to improve life in their communities. There are more than 1,700 community foundations worldwide. Since we were established in 1997,…

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