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At the Evanston Community Foundation, we are dedicated to fostering positive change and growth in our vibrant community that is rooted in justice and equityWe stand committed to making Evanston an even better place to live, work, and thrive- For Now, Forever, and For Everyone. Click here to support our work >


News & Noteworthy

Evanston Community Foundation announces 2024 Grant opportunties. Click here to learn more.  

Evanston, IL Selected as Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Community Improvement Efforts Contribute to Progress in National Selection Process. Read Now.

The Community Foundation is hiring! We are currently seeking a Transformational Gifts Officer. Apply Now.

Read Our 2022 Annual Report — Rooted in Legacy, Prepared for Growth 

Evanston Community Foundation Honored with 2023 ABFE Trailblazer Award for Advancing Reparations Efforts in Community. Read the full story

Evanston Community Foundation Thanks Lisa Altenbernd for 11 Years of Board Service. Read now

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.

Community Chronicles: Evanston Edition

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Empowering Latine/x Voices in Evanston

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In this blog, we sit down with Program Officer, Jenny Valdes Del Valle, to explore the Evanston Commumity Foundation's committment to empowering the Latine/x commumity during Hispanic Heritage month- and beyond. Read Now.


Grantee Spotlight: Modernizing Mental Health with Trilogy

Trilogy_Mental_Health.pngHelping Evanstonians live vibrant and healthy lives is a key priority for the Community Foundation. Read now to see how we're helping build justice & resiliency in Evanston by strategically investing in initiatives that impact the community.  


Embracing Community Voices: The Unique Grant-Making Process of the Evanston Community Foundation


Catch up with Director of Community Leadership, Karli Butler, as she details the approach and impact of our community led grant-making. Read now.

Our Legacy In Action

Video Thumbnail.jpgWe cover the past, present, and future of the Evanston Community Foundation and highlight two fantastic organizations in our community, Evanston Grows, and iKandi Academy. Watch Now