melon.img005_env.jpg    many thanks to everyone who made Celebrate the Bounty of Evanston a huge success!

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

Just announced —the upcoming workshop series for nonprofit organizations. Sign-up now. The first workshop to gala or not to gala is on December 2. This is great opportunity to network with other local nonprofits.

ECF is a supporting organization of the exhibit Race: Are We So Different? at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, October 12 - January 25.

The 3rd annual Evanston Police & Fire Chiefs' Luncheon is November 14. Become a sponsor or reserve your spot now!

 Celebrate!Evanston 2014 on October 19 was a wonderful, bountiful evening!  Learn more.