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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

Apply for Signature Leadership Evanston XXIII. The ten-month program kicks off in September. Learn more and meet the 2014 graduates. Snapshot, the one day program will be on October 23.

celebrate!evanston 2014 is October 19 – join us! Learn more and purchase tickets.

ECF awarded $258,330 at the annual Grant Awards and Celebration on May 29. Read more.

Read our Spring Appeal — ten reasons to join us, ten reasons to care! We're here for good. Join us.

ECF has a new home – find us at One Rotary Center:1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 535.