First New Funds of 2019

ECCF is pleased to announce its first new Funds of 2019. They are:   Andrew and Brenda Schlafer Family Fund: This Acorn Fund will eventually grow to support Eau Claire area nonprofits. Bidwell Engebretson Tusen Takk Volunteer Support Fund: This Agency Endowment supports the volunteer program of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation. Cody and Molly Filipczak Scholarship Fund: This Scholarship Fund helps graduates of the South Shore School District in Port Wing, WI, finance their post-secondary educations. Doris J. Bautch STEM Scholarship Fund:  This scholarship helps current Independence students further their post-secondary…

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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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2018 ECCF Grant Recipients Announced

The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce a record-breaking $181,931 in grant awards through its 2018 competitive grant cycle, including an unprecedented five grants of $10,000 or more. Most grant recipients accepted their checks at ECCF’s Annual Meeting on June 7. This year’s 44 grant awards bring ECCF’s current 2018 disbursements through competitive and Donor-Advised granting to almost $1.7 million, including over $1 million in support of the Confluence Project. Click here to see a complete list of 2018 grantees Create Culture Grantees [caption…

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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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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 2017 grant cycle. The currently spotlighted organizations are:  Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Boy Scouts of America, Chippewa Valley Council Eau Claire YMCA Camp Manitou Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association To go directly…

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