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BETTER FOR EVERYONE: Local Nonprofits Awarded Grant for Inclusivity

Access Eau Claire Fund provides new grant to help local organizations improve accessibility of facilities

Carlee Shimek, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

ADVOCATING FOR ALLYSHIP. Katherine Schneider (pictured above)
ADVOCATING FOR ALLYSHIP. Katherine Schneider (pictured above) is a retired clinical psychologist who advocates for people with disabilities. 

A new grant opportunity aims to improve accessibility within local organizations.

Katherine Schneider – a retired clinical psychologist and inclusivity advocate – established the Access Eau Claire Fund through the Eau Claire Community Foundation with the goal of providing grants to local nonprofit organizations for the purpose of improving their facilities to make them more accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

This year's recipients of the grant include the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, and the Trinity Equestrian Center. 

The Boys & Girls Club will use the grant for their Kids Included Together Academy to ensure their facilities are accessible to kids of all needs. The L.E. Phillips Career Development Center will use the funds to improve their bathroom accessibility. The Trinity Equestrian Center’s grant will go toward purchasing a lift system to help children with disabilities safely mount and dismount therapy horses. 

Learn more about the grant, how to donate, and/or how to apply for the grant at