JN092-100x100.jpg  Thank you to all the donors who gave to ECF in 2017 to create a vibrant, just and inclusive community.

News & Events

Register for the free workshop offerings open to organizations serving Evanston. The next workshop is  Successful Board Recruitment on Jan. 24, 8am.

The next opportunity for Rolling Grants review is Mar 1. These grants under $5000 are awarded throughout the year.

ECF is hiring! We’re searching for a dynamic new Development Officer to join our dedicated team.

Spaces remain for two unique events offered by ECF board and staff — Temperance, Gumbo, and Jambalaya (Feb. 12) and Snapshot Evanston (May 12).

Sobre la Fundación. ¡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!

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.