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  • 04/10/17--13:11: 2017 Golden Apple Awards
  • The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation hosted its second annual Golden Apple Awards banquet on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Wild Ridge & Mill Run Golf Course. The ceremony was emceed by WEAU’s Bob Gallaher, and featured remarks from Jamf founder and ECASD graduate, Zach Halmstad, who spoke fondly of his public schools experience in […]

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  • 05/04/17--09:04: New Grantee Spotlights
  • Many wonderful nonprofits are working hard on behalf of the Eau Claire community, and we're spotlighting several of them to give you a sense of 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 […]

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  • 05/09/17--13:45: Endowing the Future
  •   If a new state tax credit is approved, charitable donors could soon see a financial return on their generosity. The Wisconsin Philanthropy  Network is spearheading Endow Wisconsin, an initiative designed  to enhance  individual and corporate support at each of Wisconsin’s 19 nationally accredited community foundations, including  Madison Community Foundation, which serves Dane County and communities  […]

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  • 05/17/17--13:20: A Night for the Record Books
  • The Women’s Giving Circle Celebrates By Sarah Stokes The room buzzed with excitement as people walked through the doors. More than 150 members and dozens of guests turned out to the Women’s Giving Circle annual Spring Gathering at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. Warm greetings, laughter, and a true sense of pride could […]

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    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 […]

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  • 06/26/17--11:55: 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, […]

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    Welcome to the ECCF Summer Newsletter!   Want to catch up on the latest ECCF happenings? Please click the link below to read: A farewell letter from ECCF Past Chair Mark Faanes Grantee Spotlights News from the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation A Women's Giving Circle update Upcoming Events And more!

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    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: Higbee Family Fund: To protect and preserve the water quality of Lac Courte Oreilles Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund: To support scholarships for Altoona alumni planning to attend Chippewa Valley […]

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    On Friday, September 8, 2017, School District of Loyal Superintendent Cale Jackson officially accepted a $25,000 grant from the Draper Hills Financial Literacy Endowment, which was established by Dr. Eldon Hill. This grant will not only fund a new Financial Literacy program for Loyal students, but could inspire similar collaboration between philanthropists and public schools […]

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    The Women's Giving Circle is being featured in the Chippewa Valley Post's "6 of Substance" series, which highlights local nonprofits. Click here to visit the Chippewa Valley Post; the WGC feature is under "6 of Substance."

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    The Leader-Telegram recently featured this beautiful love story of Ida and Larry Fischer. Larry established a new fund at the Foundation in memory of his wife. The Ida B. Fischer Scholarship Fund will support scholarships for School District of Altoona alumni planning to attend the Chippewa Valley Technical College in the fields of business or […]

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    Jim Pinter's many achievements and lasting impact on the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) were recognized when he received a Leadership Award at ECCF's Autumn Social on September 18, 2017.  As members of the Society of Founders (SOF), Jim and his wife Kathy were instrumental in creating ECCF; without the dollars they and the other […]

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    The Eau Claire Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2018 grant cycle. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire Community is eligible to apply. The deadline for submitting online applications is midnight on Jan. 31, 2018, and the deadline for submitting the required hard copies to the ECCF office is 4:00 p.m. […]

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    The Women's Giving Circle is pleased to announce that in 2017, it’s awarding a record-breaking $41,466 in grants. Each grant recipient helps to fulfill the Circle’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area. The organizations and programs the Circle has voted to fund are:   APPLE Pregnancy Care Center—“Earn While You […]

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    Three 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: Bob and Louise Barfknecht Fund: This Donor Advised Fund supports a diverse array of causes, including animals and the environment; the economic health of the community; arts and culture; and […]

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  • 12/13/17--09:46: End of Year Giving Options
  • Tips for the Giving Season The stock market has recently provided a gift of strong returns to many investors. If you’re one of them, it might be time to consider making your own gift of appreciated securities. Your gift of securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares may offer certain advantages over a […]

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  • 01/15/18--10:20: First New Funds of 2018
  • ECCF is pleased to announce its first new Funds of 2018. They are: Paul and Jill Kulig Family Fund: This Donor Advised Fund supports educational programs that help both adults and children become more independent. It also supports community projects that impact and improve the quality of life for the greater Eau Claire area. Talley Family […]

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    The deadline to submit a grant application to ECCF's 2018 grant cycle is approaching rapidly! Online applications are due at midnight on Jan. 31, 2018, and the 10 required hard copies are due to the ECCF office by 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2018. Any tax-exempt nonprofit serving the Eau Claire Community is eligible to […]

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    The Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, has announced its Circle Advisory Team for 2018. In order to join the Women’s Giving Circle, members contribute at least $250.00 a year. Part of their contribution supports grants to local nonprofit organizations that run programs benefiting women and/or children. The other portion […]

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    The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation is pleased to share its beautiful new Annual Report. This report had previously been part of ECCF's Annual Report, but now ECPSF has its own publication. You can click the link below to learn about ECPSF's great work in supporting Eau Claire area students. Want to learn more about […]

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