melon.img005_env.jpg     join us to Celebrate the Bounty of Evanston on October 19. Buy tickets now!

why does it matter?

The Evanston Community Foundation seeks a level playing field for all. Everyone’s potential counts, so we back many local organizations in pursuing their missions. And, increasingly, the Foundation’s own ventures work across sector lines to accelerate change at a systemic level. 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

Join us at our annual benefit on October 19 to Celebrate the Bounty of Evanston. Don't miss it — buy your tickets now.

Applications are due by October 20 for root2fruit grants and  root2fruit alumni capacity building grants.

Register to attend the one day Snapshot Evanston program on October 23.

Frances Meets the Future conference (Sept 27) on women's leadership and activism honors Frances Willard. Learn more.

ECF has a new home – find us at One Rotary Center:1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 535.