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

We’re here for Evanston, investing in the most sustainable projects and programs. Supporting Evanston’s most effective organizations and launching innovative ventures and collaborations — acting as a catalyst to bring ideas to life for a better Evanston.

we achieve impact

making strategic investments to meet current challenges, fostering innovation to address emerging needs. Meet our grantees.

we give grants & more

learn about our grants — responsive, root2fruit, communityworks, and others, or explore our programs, including workshops for NPOs.

we cover the bases

our grantmaking ranges from arts to community development, from seniors to youth. Visit our archive of strategic and competitive grants.

we love Dance Marathon

NUDM_2015.jpgNU students dance their way to a big impact. Over the span of the partnership, #‎NUDM has given over $1M back to Evanston through the Foundation.

make grants with us!

Extending our reach, our grantmaking partners provide valuable resources, supporting many areas of interest. Read our grants presentation program to learn about role of this year's grantmaking partners.