News & Events

We're accepting applications until Tues. Aug.15 for Leadership Evanston. The ten-month class starts on Sept 7. Learn more, or apply. Accepted participants can pay the registration fee (and tuition) online now.

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

Help meet the July goal to raise $30,000 for Evanston School Supplies. $23 provides supplies and a backpack for one child. Donate now!

The next opportunity for Rolling Grants review is Sept. 1. Learn about this initiative for grants under $5000 that will be awarded throughout the year.

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

¡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.