Grantee Spotlights

The Eau Claire Community Foundation works with dozens of nonprofit organizations that positively affect the Eau Claire area in a variety of ways. These organizations apply for grants in four major areas: Create Culture, Form Futures, Give Green, and Offer Opportunities.

The following organizations are just a few of the many worthy 2016 grant recipients. These spotlights represent some of the great work being done on behalf of the Eau Claire community.


Create CultureCreate Culture

Grants in the Create Culture Category support programs and organizations that enhance the quality of life in our community through music, visual art, performing arts, and museums.

Featured Recipient: Children's Museum of Eau Claire

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire (CMEC) is a place to see, touch, learn, and grow. We’ve been creating an interactive environment for children and their grown-ups that inspires imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning since opening our doors in December 2004.

Find Out More >>


Form FuturesForm Futures

Grants in the Form Futures category fund programs and organizations that provide opportunities for learning and other personal development for both children and adults.

Featured Recipient: Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. (Western Dairyland) is a private, non-profit community action agency established in 1966 to help disadvantaged individuals in the western Wisconsin counties of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, and Trempealeau. The agency's mission is to alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities which enable people to advance economically and socially.

Find Out More >>


Give GreenGive Green

Grants in the Give Green category support programs that engage children and adults in activities that improve the quality of our earth; provide fitness, health, and wellness opportunities; benefit animals both domestic and wild; and work to preserve regional ecosystems.

Featured Recipient: Community Parks Association

In October 2016, volunteers of all ages took part in the City of Eau Claire’s 2nd Annual Make a Difference Day.   Make a Difference Day is one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide.  It proves that anyone, no matter what their age or background, can make a positive impact on their community.

Find Out More >>


Offer OpportunitiesOffer Opportunities

Grants in the Offer Opportunities category fund programs and organizations that meet important needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, health services, job training, and disability assistance, for Eau Claire area residents of all ages.

Featured Recipient: Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley

Eau Claire families struggling with homelessness can turn to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (FPCV), formerly known as Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. (The name was officially changed in October 2016 to reflect its alignment with the national organization, Family Promise, since its inception in 1995.)
Find Out More >>