The Eau Claire Express have a strong tradition of charitable giving. We recognize the importance of supporting non-proft organizations and programs that seek to enhance the communities in which we live and work.
The Eau Claire Express focuses the majority of our contributions on the following areas: individuals and families in crisis, charitable organizations, community development, education, and the advancement of baseball in area communities.
Programs within these categories are supported by the Eau Claire Express through:
–Volunteering of Express employees and mascots
Guidelines that govern all contributions made by the Eau Claire Express include, but are not limited to the following:
-Contributions that can be made to qualified charitable organizations that are designated as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3), educational institutions, or government agencies.
-Contributions will be given to communities that support Express baseball, communities targeted for sales and marketing opportuities for Express baseball and communities in which Express employees live
-National organizations will have a low priority
-Direct dollar contributions will not be provided
-Contributions will not be made to religious organizations for religious purposes, to individuals, or to political or lobbying organizations.
-The Eau Claire Express has the authority to deny requests, as it deems necessary
Following are the Eau Claire Express specific areas of interest:
Individuals or families in crisis – The goal of Express baseball's support is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. We believe all persons should have access to quality health care, affordable housing, food and needed social services. To that end, we will provide support to community-based organizations which, through collaborative efforts, address social and economic needs of targeted populations.
Education – The goal of Express baseball's support to education is to promote life-long learning. To that end, we will provide support to elementary and secondary schools for special programs that meet the Eau Claire Express objectives.
Community Development – The goal of Express baseball's support to community development is to enhance the capability of individuals to work together to identify, prioritize, and address community problems. To that end, we will provide support to civic and social organizations whose functions are to enhance the quality of life for area citizens, and provide support for special projects or initiatives that are community-based and involve a collaborative effort.
Advancement of Baseball in Area Communities – The goal of Express baseball's support for the advancement of baseball is to provide assistance in the development and maintenance of baseball programs in communities that support Express baseball. To that end, we will provide support for youth, high school, and American Legion programs whose functions are to develop and promote baseball in their respective communities.
All donation requests will be reviewed and approved or denied in accordance to Eau Claire Baseball's corporate giving guidelines.