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Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants to Nine Nonprofits

fund targets programs that benefit women and children

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When Aubrie first attended the Boys & Girls Club, she struggled to do her homework and complete tasks. The staff would spend hours each day getting her back on track by answering questions, helping her with her homework, holding her accountable for missing assignments, and ensuring that she could turn her work in on time. With the Club’s extensive training and relationship-based approach, the staff worked in positive reinforcement, recognized her successes (both big and small), and built rapport with her. To create cohesiveness and the best result for Aubrie, Club staff reached out to Aubrie’s counselor, teacher, and mother to create a plan and set expectations. This also opened communication to learn about her notable wins and growth that she began to show consistently.
STUDENT SUCCESS. Aubrie (pictured at right) worked with the team at the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley to work on homework, get missing assignments turned in, and make sure she is set up for success in her academic future. (Photo via the Boys & Girls of the Greater Chippewa Valley website) 

The Women’s Giving Circle, a charitable fund dedicated to supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area, recently awarded more than $43,000 in grants to nine local nonprofits.  

The recipients include the Boys and Girls Club Greater Chippewa Valley for a sensory room and trauma coping skills; the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic to improve women’s health care; the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra for a “Family and Friends” performance of Ravel’s “Mother Goose”; Feed My People Food Bank for a school pantry program; Hope Gospel Mission for a women and children outdoor recreation space; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation for the Compassionate Care Program; L.E. Philips Memorial Public Library for laundromat libraries; Lutheran Social Services for in-home family therapy services; and the Stand in the Light Memory Choir for technology improvements.  

Members of the Women’s Giving Circle, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, pool their donations to maximize their philanthropic impact. Since its inception in 2007, the Women’s Giving Circle has distributed more than $400,000. There are more than 200 members, and new members are welcome to join anytime.  

Learn more about the Women’s Giving Circle by visiting eccfwi.org, by emailing office@eccfwi.org, or by calling (715) 552-3801.