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Help us double the good with your gift before December 31. Learn more about what we do at ECF.

Sign-up to attend an information session (12/8, 12/20, 1/4) about the revised responsive grants applicaiton process.

2017/18 responsive grants application materials and guidelines are available. Apply from Dec. 9 through Jan. 17.

It's not too late! A Donor Advised Fund at ECF can save you tax dollars in 2016 AND support your philanthropic interests in 2017 and beyond.

Introducing On Monique's Mind, a new feature on the website. We invite you to read Thankfully Vigilant and share your thoughts with her.

Register for the Advocacy: a key strategy for mission fulfillment workshop for nonprofits on Thurs. Feb. 9.

ECF is an exhibition partner of Women Hold Up Half the Sky at the IL Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

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! We look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary year with the community.

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.