A more equitable and inclusive Evanston has been our mission for over 30 years. We're invested in our home.

With your help, we can quickly address the basic human needs of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. Donate now to our Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund.

News & Events

Apply by AUG 5: Evanston-serving nonprofits can apply for the Fifth Round of Rapid Response Operating Grants

We're not standing still! Apply by mid-SEPTEMBER – Leadership Evanston LEXXIX is accepting applications for the 2020-21 cohort.

2020 is a different year for ECF's grantmaking, and if you missed our celebration on July 16, please watch the videos to share in our celebration: Grant Awards and Messages from Grantees videos

ECF is proud to announce the Evanston Care Network, a collaborative partnership between ECF, Evanston 311, the Evanston Public Library, Amita Health, and the City of Evanston. NPOs are encouraged to provide a listing to the network.

As ECF transforms to respond nimbly to the COVID-19 crisis, our 2019 Annual Report looks at other transformations we witnessed or helped foster last year.

Read about the 2020 workshop series and register here.

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?

ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs.

ECRRF_logo_for_Dropdown_Alert_103x62px.gifThe Evanston Community Foundation launched the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund to foster a unified philanthropic response to address the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Evanston community. 

Read about the ways the fund is addressing basic needs, collaborative initiatives, and support for nonprofits

Learn about the funding process and how funds are being allocated in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn about resources for nonprofits.