The Women’s Giving Circle of the Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) will make the official presentation on Dec. 6 of grants totaling $41,466 to eight local organizations.
The amount is a new high for the Giving Circle, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The grants were awarded to groups that will use them to help fulfill the Circle’s mission of supporting women and children in the Eau Claire area.
The public is invited to attend the Gift of Giving Breakfast where the presentations will be made. The event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club in Altoona. Tickets are $15 and include a plated breakfast.
The organizations and programs that will be funded by these Women’s Giving Circle grants are:
- APPLE Pregnancy Care Center—“Earn While You Learn,” $5,000.
- Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Markquart Center—“Adaptive Learning,” $6,000.
- Sojourner House, run by the Catholic Charities of the La Crosse Diocese—“Bras for Homeless Women,” $5,000.
- Chippewa Valley Museum—“Classes and Activities for Preschoolers,” $5,000.
- Feed My People Food Bank—“Bridging the Summer Gap,” $6,000.
- Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley—“GOTR of the Chippewa Valley Expansion,” $4,000.
- School District of Altoona—“K-3 STEM Coding and Robotics Curriculum Based Program,” $5,966.
- Trinity Lutheran Church—“Soles for Special Souls,” $4,500.
The Women’s Giving Circle began in 2007, when more than 100 founding members each pledged a total of $1,000 over four years. It currently has over 260 members, and continues to grow. This year’s grant awards bring the Circle’s total distributions since 2007 to $227,953, according to a press release from the organization.
More information about the grants and the Women’s Giving Circle is available on the ECCF website (www.eccommunityfoundation.org) or by email from the ECCF. Reservations for the Dec. 6 breakfast can be made online, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. or by calling 715-552- 3801.