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 over $1.9 million in support of the Confluence Project.

Click here for a complete list of the 2017 competitive grant awards.


Community support is vital for the continuation of grant awards like these, which help local nonprofits in their work to increase the quality of life for Eau Claire area residents. Grants are awarded in four major giving areas:

Create Culture (arts and museums)

2017 Create Culture Grantees

Form Futures (education)

2017 Form Futures Grantees

Give Green (environment, physical fitness, and animals)

2017 Give Green Grantees

and Offer Opportunities (food, shelter, and other basic needs).

2017 Offer Opportunities Grantees

The Eau Claire Community Foundation strongly encourages the public to donate to its Community Fund, which supports a diverse array of nonprofit organizations. People can also contribute to any of its 210 Funds or even start their own Funds.

More information about starting a new Fund or contributing to an existing one is available on this website. You can also write to info@eccommunityfoundation.org or call the Foundation office at (715) 552-3801.