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Help get the real work done by giving to the Leadership Fund today!

Our sponsors are amazing! We looking forward to seeing everyone in September at our 30th anniversary celebration.

Read how we are helping Evanston be a good place for all.

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

Apply to participate in Leadership Evanston Signature Class XXV (2016-2017). See highlights from LE XXIV year and graduation.

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

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 is a member of 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.