You are cordially invited to attend ECF’s Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting on May 30th! Click here to register. 


Evanston has been our home, our mission, and our cause for over 30 years! Everything we do begins with our community.

News & Events

Help us celebrate ECF’s 2019 grantees on May 30, and learn how your Community Foundation is making a difference in Evanston.

Register for our next workshop on June 12, Board Engagement in Major Gift Fundraising

ECF program staff is hosting scheduled office hours to meet with recently declined grant applicants. Please click here for a time slot. 

Apply to Leadership Evanston, the 10-month program starting Sept 5.

Join the fun at these special parties and support ECF! Reserve your spot.

The next Rolling Grants review is JUNE 3. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

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 through a breadth of grant opportunities & workshops, and we connect with community partners across Evanston 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.