ecf-30-button-150x150.jpgLOOKING FORWARD — ECF's 2017 Strategic Plan

It takes initiative to lead a community where it wants to go. Step one is settling on the goal — and that takes a lot of what we offer: listening, synthesizing and consensus-building. We’re engaging our community, making grants, training leaders, connecting people and organizations, while we tackle challenges and explore opportunities.  

we’re here for good

leading Evanston where it wants to go, building endowments for the future, providing resources for the present.

we’re here because

our founders and donors, our partners and volunteers are committed to a better future for Evanston.

we’re making a difference

responding to meet emerging needs and tackling longstanding problems, adding value.

News & Events

Thank you to all the organizations that submitted Letters of Inquiry for program and capacity building grants. Selected organizations have been invited to submit full proposals.

Our President/CEO Monique B. Jones shares her relections from her recent visit to Washington D.C. in On Monique's Mind — Connecting with Our Future.

Register for our May 3 workshop: Nonprofit Board Service: understanding responsible governance, funding and structure.

Partnering with ECF, eateries Five & Dime, Lulu's, & Taco Diablo share proceeds benefitting a local organization.

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