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Season's Greetings!
Eau Claire Community Foundation: The Heart of Our Community!
The holiday season doesn’t just bring us together; it also reminds us to open our hearts to giving. For the past 24 years, you’ve done just that! Thanks to you, ECCF has been able to distribute more than $21 million in grants since we first opened our doors in 1997. In 2021 alone, we’ve sent out more than 400 grants totaling almost $4 million. Now THAT’S an impact! But none of this would be possible without your generosity.  
Your support made our online Grant Catalog a great success! We launched this new software, which allows donors to directly support funding requests from local nonprofits, to celebrate our upcoming 25th Anniversary. So far, Grant Catalogs for two of our giving categories—Create Culture and Form Futures—have raised more than $110,000 in direct donations, AND we awarded $50,000 in bonus grants! Grant Catalogs for two more giving categories—Give Green and Offer Opportunities—will be launched in 2022.  

But that’s not the only 25th anniversary celebration going on right now.
While we’re honoring our past, we’re also looking to our future by working to expand our Legacy Society. Members of this generous group help ensure ECCF’s future by designating it as a beneficiary in their estate plans. As part of this year’s celebration, we’re offering new Legacy Society members the opportunity to recommend $1,000 in grants to support the nonprofits they love!
Become a 25th Anniversary sponsor!
Your generous support will give us another opportunity to provide grants to our local nonprofits in the Chippewa Valley, now and for years to come. Mark your calendars for June 20, 2022, when we'll hold our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

All of us at ECCF sincerely thank you for making 25 years of support for nonprofits possible. We look forward to working with you in the future as we continue to serve our community. For Good. Forever. 
Giving today will help us build a better tomorrow
Your support today will help our friends and neighbors forever. Consider an investment in our community through one of these easy giving options:
Year End Giving Dates and Donation Opportunities
Happy Holidays from all of us at ECCF!
Standing (Left to Right): Riley, Erin, Emily, and Rebecca
Seated (Left to Right): Cindy, Sue, and Brenna
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