AR_2014_cover_page.jpg   Evanston is our home, our mission, and our cause – read our 2013-2014 Annual Report 

why does it matter?

The Evanston Community Foundation seeks a level playing field for all. Everyone’s potential counts, so we back many local organizations in pursuing their missions. And, increasingly, the Foundation’s own ventures work across sector lines to accelerate change at a systemic level. Evanston’s future starts with what we do today! 

WHAT does the Foundation do? ECF builds permanent endowments so Evanston can count on steadily growing resources to meet our challenges, seize opportunities, and realize our potential. We ask questions and seek answers — we help lead Evanston where it wants to go.

News & Events

Tuesday, December 2 is our next workshop for nonprofit organizations – to gala or not to gala. Program begins at 5:30pm. Sign-up!

Running for school board or working on a campaign? Attend the Public Service Challenge workshop on December 6. Register now!

Explore our 2013-2014 Annual Report – everything we do begins with our community.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit Race: Are We So Different? is supported by ECF. Until January 25, 2015.