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E.C. Community Foundation Announced $75K in Gifts to Educational, Training Orgs

bonus grant recipients include Boys & Girls Club, Family Resource Center, Public Schools Foundation

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PLAY & LEARN. The Family Resource Center is one of the beneficiaries of the Eau Claire Community Foundation's latest Grant Catalog.
PLAY & LEARN. The Family Resource Center is one of the beneficiaries of the Eau Claire Community Foundation's latest Grant Catalog.

The Eau Claire Community Foundation has announced the latest recipients of more than $75,000 in grants and donations through the second round of its Grant Catalog, a crowdfunding platform that allows community members to contribute directly to needs from local nonprofits.

The recipients were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16, during Community Foundation Week. They were all part of the Form Futures Grant Catalog, which included organizations that provide training and education opportunities in the area.

During the Oct. 4-27 donation window, 14 Eau Claire-area nonprofits raised more than $51,000 directly from donors. In addition to these donations, the ECCF awarded grants of $10,000, $7,000, and $5,000, as well as three $1,000 grants.

The grant recipients include:

  • The GATEWAYS Fund of the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, which supports special education students as they transition into adult life, received a $10,000 bonus grant as well as $16,840 in donations.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley raised $12,064, plus a $7,000 bonus grant, for learning labs that encourage kids to explore a variety of educational activities.
  • The Family Resource Center raised $9,370 and received a $5,000 bonus grant, which will help fund its efforts, including the Triple P parenting program.

Three other nonprofits received $1,000 as the result of a drawing. They are the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ + Community Center, which requested funding for rural outreach efforts; the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, which requested funding for early literacy initiatives; and Literacy Chippewa Valley, which requested funding for literacy programming and English language classes.

In February, the community foundation will launch the Give Green Grant Catalog, which will support nonprofits related to the environment, animals, and fitness.

Learn more about the Eau Claire Community Foundation at eccfwi.org, by email at info@eccfwi.org, or by calling (715) 552-3801.