Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Community Foundation Posts Record Year

Tom Giffey

If figures recently announced by the Eau Claire Community Foundation are any indication, the Chippewa Valley is a generous place – and its people are growing even more generous. The foundation, which serves as a conduit between donors and the charities they support, says it had a record year in 2018: It received an “unprecedented” $4.9 million in donations and issued more than 500 grants. More than $2.8 million in grants (366 grants, to be precise), were given by the ECCF itself, a total that includes about $1.7 million to support the Pablo Center at the Confluence. The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation – a supporting organization of the ECCF – issued the remainder of the grants, which totaled $124,000 and benefited students and educators in the Eau Claire Area School District through scholarships, enrichment opportunities, and many other resources. To learn more about how to contribute to one of the ECCF’s existing funds or how to create a new one that will serve as a lasting legacy for yourself and your family, visit eccommunityfoundation.org.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.