New Grantee Spotlights!

Eau Claire has many wonderful nonprofits working to improve our community's quality of life. Here are four that demonstrate the variety and scope of their achievements. Each spotlighted organization represents one of our four giving categories (Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities), and each received an Eau Claire Community Foundation grant in the 2019 grant cycle. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Valley Gospel Choir JONAH Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation Mighty Maddy's Mission To go directly to our new Grantee Spotlights, please click here. For a list of…

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2019 ECCF Grant Recipients Announced

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce $146,989 in grant awards through its 2019 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients accepted their checks at ECCF’s Annual Meeting on June 6. This year’s 44 grant awards bring ECCF’s current 2019 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to almost $1.2 million. You can click the link below to see a complete list of this year's ECCF competitive grant award recipients. 2019 ECCF Competitive Grant Recipients Community support is vital for the continuation of ECCF’s grant awards, which help local nonprofits…

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ECCF Grant Cycle Opens Nov. 1, 2018

The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) begins accepting grant applications for the 2019 grant cycle on Nov. 1, 2018, and will continue accepting them until the deadline on Jan. 20, 2019. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire area is eligible to apply. More information about this funding opportunity is available on the “Apply for a Grant” page under the “Lasting Impact” tab of the ECCF website (www.eccommunityfoundation.org). Nonprofits are invited to attend the ECCF’s free grant training sessions on Nov. 13, 2018; Dec. 4, 2018; or Jan. 7, 2019.…

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The Babbette’s Seeds of Hope Sunflower Maze Is Opening!

Good news--the Babbette's Seeds of Hope Sunflower Maze is opening for the season! Support a great cause while creating beautiful lifelong memories. Sunflower Maze Opening Information The Sunflower Maze will be opening to the public August 4 for walking only – from sunup to sundown – 7 days a week. There will be no other activities until August 11. Wagon rides, food raffle and all other activities will be held August 11, 12 and also August 18, 19 from 11 am to 6 pm. Keep posted to Facebook for weather…

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More New Additions to the ECCF Family of Funds

Four new funds have been added to ECCF's family of funds. Each will increase our region's quality of life in its own unique way. They are: Talha Aslam Memorial Scholarship Fund: This Designated Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Talha Aslam, an exchange student from Norway who enhanced the lives of his host family. Fuerstenberg Family Fund: This Field of Interest Fund supports educational opportunities in the Eau Claire area. Cody and Molly Filipczak Family Fund: This Donor-Advised Fund addresses many of the Eau Claire area's most pressing needs,…

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Record-Breaking Grant Total to be Awarded at ECCF Annual Meeting

5% may not sound like a lot, but this increase in the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s grant distribution—up from 4% in honor of the foundation’s 20th anniversary—has resulted in a record-breaking $181,931 in grant support for local nonprofits. These grants will have an incredible impact on the community, including helping homeless families find the stable housing they desperately need. “Sheltering homeless families with children is important,” said Kelly Christianson, Executive Director of Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley, “but the way to end homelessness is to get people into homes.…

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Exciting New Funds at ECCF

  Since the beginning of 2017, nine new Funds have joined ECCF's family of over 200 Funds. It's a diverse group that's improving Wisconsin's quality of life in a variety of ways. They are:   Babbette's Seeds of Hope Fund: To support cancer research and patients undergoing treatment Beckermann Family Fund: To promote family literacy, address homelessness, and support arts and culture Carson Park Baseball Stadium Renovation Fund: To support much-needed updates to the baseball stadium Draper Hills Financial Literacy Fund: To promote financial literacy in the Loyal community Eau…

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2017 ECCF Competitive Grant Awards Announced

Grants Committee Chair Karl Murch speaks at the 2017 ECCF Annual Meeting. The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce that it awarded $118,441 in grants through its 2017 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients received their checks at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 7. In this grant cycle, the Foundation received 65 grant applications and was able to fully or partially fund 51 of them. These awards bring the Foundation’s current 2017 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to more than $2.1 million, including…

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