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

RSVP for the 2014 ECF Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 23. 

Open Studio Project's artopia 2014, on April 24, is honoring Ann Balusek and the Mammel Foundation, ECF and the root2fruit grants program.

Upcoming workshop for nonprofits, April 30, 2014 — Tools for Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability — learn more and register.

Apply now for Signature Leadership Evanston XXIII (2014-2015). The September retreat kicks-off the ten-month program. Learn more.Save