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    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 […]

    The post Feed My People Puts ECCF Grant Money To Work appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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     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 for a printable copy of the September Circle News Circle News    SEPTEMBER  2015 Twentieth Edition Greetings to you […]

    The post Women’s Giving Circle September Newsletter appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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  • 09/26/15--08:21: The People Have Chosen!
  • Have you heard? Trojan Horse won the 2015 Sculpture Tour Eau Claire People's Choice Award! Congratulations to artist Dale Lewis of Minnesota. Each year, the People's Choice Award is given to the sculpture that receives the most votes. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire then purchases the sculpture and gives it to the City of Eau Claire. […]

    The post The People Have Chosen! appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    On September 24, Eau Claire Area School District principals, administrators, school board members, and community partners came together to honor the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation’s 52 Founding Partners. The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation held the special event to thank the Founding Partners for Education, who have each donated $5,000 or more to establish […]

    The post Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Celebrates Founding Partners Event appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    We're pleased to welcome three new members to our Board of Trustees; Linda Danielson, Dr. Philip Happe, and Karl Murch recently began their three-year term of service. We would also like to thank Jane Lokken for her service as the Chair of the Board of Trustees and welcome Mark Faanes as the new Chair. The […]

    The post Eau Claire Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    Confluence Arts Center Campaign Exceeds $10 Million in Pledges and Donations; Fundraising Committee Announces Million Dollar Challenge Grant Program. Several recently received large donations and pledges to the Confluence Arts Center fundraising campaign have pushed total giving so far by local families and area businesses beyond the $10 million mark. The project’s fundraising goal is […]

    The post “It’s Time” for the Confluence appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    Welcome to the ECCF Fall Newsletter!   Want to catch up on the latest ECCF happenings? Please click the link below to read: A letter from ECCF Board of Trustees Chairman Mark Faanes Grantee Spotlights News from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation A Women's Giving Circle update Upcoming Events And more! ECCF Fall Newsletter […]

    The post The ECCF Fall Newsletter Has Arrived appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    The Eau Claire Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Children’s Legacy Outstanding Achievement Awards. These Honorees will officially receive their awards at the Children’s Legacy Luncheon on April 21, 2016. The Honorees are being recognized for making important and lasting contributions to the well-being of children in the Chippewa Valley. […]

    The post 2016 Children’s Legacy Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients Announced appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    On Dec. 18, 2015, President Obama signed a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover into law. It will be effective retroactive to January 1, 2015, and has no expiration date. As a result, donors age 70 1/2 and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to a qualified public charity. The transfer will […]

    The post IRA Charitable Rollover Is Now Permanent! appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    You may recall that a bronze sculpture, Mother and Child, was stolen from Sculpture Tour Eau Claire in 2013. The artist, Cody Swanson, resides in Italy. This bronze was stolen from a granite welded pedestal located in front of Stella Blues (306 East Madison Street, Eau Claire WI). Mother and Child renders the Virgin Mary and […]

    The post Stolen Sculpture Is Recovered appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    Do you want to learn more about some of the outstanding philanthropic activity going on in the Chippewa Valley? If so, please click on the link below to find information for donors, nonprofits, and other community members: Funds both current and new Grants disbursed in 2015 Donors to the ECCF and to the Eau Claire Public […]

    The post The 2015 ECCF Annual Report Has Arrived! appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    The Women's Giving Circle is now accepting grant applications! The mission of the WGC is to support nonprofit organizations that run programs benefiting Eau Claire area women and/or children. If your nonprofit is planning to create such a program or significantly improve an existing one, you're eligible to apply for a grant of up to […]

    The post Women’s Giving Circle Is Now Accepting Grant Applications appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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      A big thank you goes out to all the Women's Giving Circle members, guests, and nonprofit representatives who made the 2016 Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering a great success! Almost 100 women gathered to socialize, enjoy a meal, and learn about the programs being run with funding from the 2015 Women's Giving Circle grants. […]

    The post Women’s Giving Circle Spring Gathering: A Great Success! appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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      Eau Claire Fury and the City of Eau Claire Presents the 50th Annual Eau Claire Classic Fastpitch Softball Tournament June 24-26, 2016 The 50th Annual Eau Claire Classic Fastpitch Softball Tournament will be held in Eau Claire, Altoona, and Wheaton June 24-26, 2016. The tournament will host 96 teams with members from three states […]

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    The Eau Claire Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Xcel Energy has awarded the Foundation a $250,000 grant for the Confluence Building 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 post Confluence Arts Center Receives $250,000 Grant from Xcel Energy appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    Eau Claire’s Confluence Arts Center received a huge boost in its fundraising efforts with the announcement of a $1.5 million challenge grant to the project. The goal of the grant is to secure another $1.5 million in pledges and gifts by September 30. The resulting $3 million will allow for the Arts Center groundbreaking and […]

    The post $1.5 Million Challenge Grant for the Confluence Arts Center appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    The Eau Claire Community Foundation is proud to announce that it awarded $97,346 in grants through its 2016 competitive grant cycle. Most grant recipients received their checks at the Foundation’s Annual Meeting on June 9, and grantees not in attendance have now received their awards as well. Please click here for a complete list of […]

    The post 2016 ECCF Competitive Grant Recipients appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    After many months of planning and fundraising in the community, the new playground project at the Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School is coming to life. The playground has been a long-awaited project, and students, teachers, parents and community members alike are thrilled to see the vision unfold. Groundbreaking on the project is scheduled for this […]

    The post Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Helps Montessori School Open New Playground appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) is pleased to announce its outreach to Young Philanthropists. 100 young people between the ages of 22 and 39 will have the opportunity to become members of the WGC at a reduced rate: The normal annual donation of $250 will be reduced to $150 for up to three years. Membership […]

    The post Women’s Giving Circle Appeals to Young Philanthropists appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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    For 15 years, the Children’s Legacy Luncheon was an event which created awareness of special issues regarding the welfare of children in our community and raised funds to help causes related to our children. The Children’s Legacy Luncheon also honored community members who had made important and lasting contributions on behalf of children in the greater […]

    The post You Can Help the Legacy Live On appeared first on Eau Claire Community Foundation.


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