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News & Events

We are excited to announce that Northwestern University Dance Marathon will again be supporting ECF as their secondary beneficiary in 2016.

Read our Spring Appeal, Ten Reasons to Give, and support the Foundation with your gift today.

Our 2015 Grant Awards and Celebration is May 27, 6pm. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Leadership Evanston's Signature Program XXIV (2015-2016) begins in September. Apply now.

The Foundation engaged Koya Leadership Partners to recruit our new President & CEO. Learn more.

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.