2014 Appeal Banner  What we do is possible because of our donors' generosity. We appreciate each gift made in response to our year-end appeal.

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

Everything we do begins with our community – please read our year-end brochure and our spotlight stories.

ECF is seeking proposals for capacity-building and program grants from nonprofit organizations serving Evanston. Apply by February 2, 2015. Learn more

Explore our 2013-2014 Annual Report.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum exhibit Race: Are We So Different? is supported by ECF. Exhibit closes January 25, 2015.