Read ECF's 2022 Annual Report: Rooted in Legacy, Prepared for Growth

Let’s create a more equitable and inclusive Evanston.

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 learn more about our work. 


News & Noteworthy

Read ECF's 2022 Annual Report — Rooted in Legacy, Prepared for Growth 

The Evanston Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sharon Robinson as the new Board Chair, effective July 1, 2023. Read our full statement here.

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 Director of Transformational Gifts.Apply now!

Evanston Community Foundation's Nonprofit Workshop Series Returns this Fall! We are thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated Nonprofit Workshop Series on October 18th for our first session on PROActive Listening: Fostering Stronger Community Bonds facilliated by Crystal Coats. Register Now! 

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

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

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We 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.

 Statement on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

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 On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court issued a ruling to restrict affirmative action that will present challenges to efforts to diversify our nation's colleges and universities. Read our full statement here.