News & Events

We are proud to announce the recipients of our 2016 Responsive Grants awarded on May 26, 2016 at our celebration and annual meeting.

We invite you to read how we are helping Evanston be a good place for all.

Sponsorship opportunities now available for our 30th anniversary celebration!

We are accepting applications for Leadership Evanston Signature Class XXV (2016-2017).

ECF is a proud partner of Evanston Cradle to Career. Explore their new website!

Announcing the EDN Fund for Early Childhood to preserve the legacy of Evanston Day Nursery.

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!

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 supports 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.