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

The Foundation works to strengthen nonprofits and equip their leaders for future challenges. Our programs broaden and deepen community knowledge, setting the stage for effective civic engagement and helping citizens make a difference.

we strengthen nonprofits

trouble-shooting, listening, sharing expertise, enhancing capacity, ECF supports nonprofits.

we develop leaders

enhancing community knowledge to increase civic engagement, developing more effective leaders. Explore Leadership Evanston.

we offer workshops

to help organizations grow their capacity and network with each other. Learn about the current topics in our annual series of workshops.

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.

is your organization sustainable?

Nonprofit board members and staff know the importance of establishing stable, predictable sources of income. Like personal savings, an organizational endowment fund at ECF can provide your organization with a reliable source of additional income each year.