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News & Events

RSVP now to join us on July 9 at our Salute to Sara, a celebration honoring our President & CEO, Sara Schastok, on her retirement after fifteen amazing years.

Leadership Evanston's Signature Program XXIV (2015-2016) begins in September. Apply now.

Register now to experience Evanston in a Day at Snapshot Evanston on October 22.

The 2015 recipients of the nearly $800,000 in competitive and strategic grants were presented at the 2015 Grant Awards and Celebration on May 27. Read more.

The Foundation engaged Koya Leadership Partners to recruit our new President & CEO. Learn more.

why does it matter?

The Evanston Community Foundation seeks a level playing field for all because everyone’s potential counts. We support local organizations in pursuing their missions, and our own ventures work across sector lines to accelerate change at a systemic level. The power of philanthropy shines a light on promising solutions and responds to immediate needs — 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.