Our 2018 Annual Report is online!


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

News & Events

ECF is hiring! We're searching for a new VP of Philanthropy & Communications to join our team.

ECF announced over $867,000 in grant funding at the Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting! 

ECF program staff is hosting scheduled office hours to meet with recently declined grant applicants.  

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

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

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

On Monique's Mind For the Children.

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.