News & Events

Learn about Evanston in a day at Snapshot Evanston, Thurs., Oct. 27.

We've expanded the Beer & Cheese Pairing party at Temperance. Bring a group to join the fun evening, Nov. 14 6:30pm. Buy tickets.

Advocacy: a key strategy for mission fulfillment, Th. Feb 9, will be the second workshop in the 2016-17 series for nonprofits.

Local eatery Five & Dime donates $1 for every order of one of its signature dishes to benefit a local organization identified by ECF. Check it out!

Thanks to our sponsors and guests we raised nearly $280,000 at our fabulous gala Celebrate!Evanston.

why does it matter?

The Evanston Community Foundation supports local organizations in pursuing their missions, and our ventures work across sectors to accelerate change at a systemic level. ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs. Evanston's future starts with what we do today! We look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary year with the community.

WHAT does the Foundation do? We ask questions and seek answers, helping lead Evanston where it wants to go. ECF builds permanent endowments, generating resources to meet community challenges, seize opportunities, and realize Evanston's potential.


As a partner of Evanston Cradle to Career, ECF is a member of the collective impact initiative’s commitment to making sure all Evanston young adults will be on the path to leading productive lives by the age of 23.