News & Events

Apply for capacity building root2fruit grants by October 10.

Learn about campaigning and running for local office in the Apr. election at the Public Service Challenge workshop, Sat. Oct. 15.

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

The Tools That Work workshop series for nonprofit organizations kicks off in October.

Sign-up to volunteer at Open House Chicago 2016 and plan your visit to fourteen Evanston sites.

Local eatery Five & Dime is donating $1 for each order of one of its signature dishes to a local organization selected by ECF. Check it out!

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.