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.

News & Events

The Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to identify and recruit its new President. Learn more.

For nonprofits — learn about fundraising on Wed. Apr. 29. Sign-up for the 9:30am-12:30pm workshop on grantmaking relationships, led by Lisa Tylke. RSVP for the 8:15am introductory meeting about the Fundraising Readiness pilot.

Join us Apr. 29 at the Evanston Volunteer Recognition Reception.

Three Kellogg Board Fellows present their projects to Evanston organizations on May 14. Learn more and RSVP.

Walk (or run) with the LE/ECF team at the Race Against Hate on Sun. June 21. Learn more.