News & Events

Register for the free workshop offerings open to organizations serving Evanston. Tuesday, March 20, 5:30, topic: Embody: Building Board and Staff Culture with Purpose and Intention.

Buy tickets to join us at the annual Leadership Evanston (LE) Alumni celebration on Mon. Apr. 23, 6-8:30pm. Honoring ten LE alumni serving in the Evanston Police Department. The event is open to alumni, guests, and friends.

Thank you, NUDM 2018! In our 21st year as secondary beneficiary of NUDM, ECF is proud to receive $104,754.80, #GROWTOGETHER.

Spaces remain for a unique event offered by ECF board and staff — Snapshot Evanston (May 19).

Save the date to join us at our annual Celebrate!Evanston evening event on Thurs. Oct. 11. Event details and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon.

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.