News & Events

Your gift to our Annual Fund reaches all of Evanston. Give now to extend your reach!

Take action to protect the work of nonprofits. ECF joined a nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations with a message to Congress to preseve nonprofit nonpartisanship. Add your voice!

Eligible nonprofits and groups can apply for a Responsive Grant by submitting a Letter of Inquiry; deadline Jan. 16. Learn about optional information sessions and office hours.

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

This month, stop by Sketchbook on Wednesdays for a pint or flight and $1 will be donated to ECF. Thank you Sketchbook!

Happy holidays from ECF! Our office will be closed on Dec. 25, and Jan. 1-3.

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.