Eau Claire Community Foundation



For several years, members of the community of Eau Claire discussed the need for a foundation in Eau Claire to provide a vehicle for financial planning for charitable donors and recipients. Their vision was an organization that would work through other community non-profit organizations without competing with them for funds.


In January 1997, the Board of Trustees established a goal of finding 25 individuals by December 31, 1998 to become members of the Society of Founders. Each member was asked to give a $10,000 (or more) unrestricted contribution, payable over five years, without reducing their prior community support. A total of 64 members made total pledges of over one million dollars, and the Eau Claire Community Foundation became a reality.

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Recent News from Eau Claire Community Foundation


Community Foundation Posts Record Year
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

If figures recently announced by the Eau Claire Community Foundation are any indication, the Chippewa Valley is a generous place – and its...more

Eau Claire Community Foundation has record year
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

These are just a handful of efforts funded through competitive grants awarded in 2018 by the Eau Claire Community Foundation, which had a...more

Eau Claire Community Foundation announces record-setting year
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

In 2018, the Eau Claire Community Foundation received $4.9 million in donations and distributed more than 500 grants. The foundation...more

Eau Claire Community Foundation gives out record number of grants
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

Officials at the Eau Claire Community Foundation told News 18 they received ... Bornick hopes the foundation can give out even more grants this...more

Notable deaths of 2018
Foundation: Community Foundation of Chippewa County, Eau Claire Community Foundation

“He was a wonderful man, and he was always very kind and very generous,” said Sue Bornick, the Eau Claire Community Foundation's...more

Around Town Briefs 11/10/18
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

GRANT RECIPIENTS: The Eau Claire Community Foundation's Women's Giving Circle has awarded $37,250 in grants in 2018 to seven...more

Around Town 11/4/18
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

GRANTS: The Eau Claire Community Foundation will accept applications for the 2019 grant cycle until Jan. 20. Any nonprofit organization serving...more

John Andersen: Lee Markquart was driven, community-focused
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

Lee and Mary Markquart's work with the Boys & Girls Club and the Society of Founders at the Eau Claire Community Foundation has been...more

Local foundation to grant record amount to area nonprofits
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

The Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) is giving over $180,000 in grants to area organizations with five local organizations receiving grants...more

Eau Claire Community Foundation hits new grant record
Foundation: Eau Claire Community Foundation

At its annual meeting on Thursday, June 7, the foundation will distribute the money in 44 grants to area groups. Among the recipients is...more

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