News & Events

Our office will be closed on July 3 & July 4 in celebration of the holiday.

Curious about donor advised funds? Explore ECF's resources.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Responsive Grants organizations. The grant year begins on July 1. Initial documents are due by June 20. View grantee resources.

We're accepting applications for the ten-month Leadership Evanston class starting in September. Learn more and apply.

Mark your calendars to join us at Evanston Forever! our Celebrate!Evanston 2017 gala on October 5th. Give back to your community by becoming a sponsor.

¡Se habla español! La oficina de Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) es bilingüe. Para servir a nuestra communidad de una manera mas efectiva, favor de contactarnos al 847-492-0990 o mándarnos un correo electrónico.

why does it matter?

The Evanston Community Foundation supports local organizations in pursuing their missions, and our ventures work across sectors to accelerate change at a systemic level. ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs. Evanston's future starts with what we do today! We look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary year with the community.

WHAT does the Foundation do? We ask questions and seek answers, helping lead Evanston where it wants to go. ECF builds permanent endowments, generating resources to meet community challenges, seize opportunities, and realize Evanston's potential.


As a partner of Evanston Cradle to Career, ECF is a member of the collective impact initiative’s commitment to making sure all Evanston young adults will be on the path to leading productive lives by the age of 23.