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Women's Giving Circle (WGC) Grant

Grants to Eau Claire Area, Wisconsin Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools to Benefit Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Eau Claire Community Foundation (ECCF) - Women's Giving Circle (WGC)

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Grants of up to $6,000 to Greater Eau Claire Area, Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, religious and educational organizations, and government agencies for programs that positively impact women and children in the local area. Preference will be given to programs that:

-Give a clear and concise explanation of the program in the grant application.
-Fulfill the applicant’s mission statement
-Positively impact the lives of women and/or children in the greater Eau Claire area
-Establish measurable goals and have an evaluation process for reviewing and promoting best practices
-Demonstrate how positive outcomes of the program will be sustained
-Do not duplicate services provided by other community organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170683

Estimated Size of Grant:

WGC grants will be awarded only for requests of up to $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Programs funded by WGC Grants must be implemented between January 1 and December 31 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must have a 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt designation or be a governmental, religious, or educational organization.

The applicant’s proposal must serve the greater Eau Claire area subject to the geographical limitations of the Eau Claire Community Foundation.

The applicant’s proposal must not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion, and must demonstrate cultural sensitivity in the implementation of the project.

If an organization is funded by the Women’s Giving Circle in two consecutive years, its application will not be considered in the third year. However, it can apply again in the fourth year.

Because of limited funds the following will not be supported:
-Annual fundraising drives
-Asset purchases not related to the proposed program Capital campaigns
-Endowments and debt reduction
-Ongoing operating expenses or building funds
-Political parties, candidates, or partisan activities
-Programs with a religious focus
-Scholarly research
-Travel grants

Pre-Application Information:

-April 1: Applications for the current year become available
-July 1: Deadline to submit WGC grant applications
-Early to Mid November: Grant awards are announced

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Rebecca White Body, Program Specialist

Eau Claire Community Foundation
306 S. Barstow St., Suite 104
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Greater Eau Claire Area