plant-graphic.jpg  join us! Our October 8 gala will celebrate Evanston – growing stronger together.

News & Events

Reserve your table or tickets and Celebrate!Evanston on October 8.

Small and mid-sized organizations are invited to apply for our root2fruit program. Deadline is Oct 12.

Experience Evanston in a Day at Snapshot Evanston, Oct. 22.

Write to Change the World, one day writing workshop Sun. Oct 4. Co-sponsored by ECF.

For nonprofits, a beginners social media workshop series begins Oct. 28. Co-sponsored by ECF.

Visit Evanston sites Oct. 17-18 during Open House Chicago. ECF is a community partner organization.

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.