ecf-30-button-150x150.jpgLOOKING FORWARD — ECF's 2017 Strategic Plan

News & Events

With upcoming local elections in mind, our President/CEO, in On Monique's Mind, invites us to use our voices, We invite you to read her post Your Voice, Your Vote.

Local elections matter — get informed.  View candidate forum videos and access election information.

The community is invited to the Leadership Evanston 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 24 at SPACE. Buy your tickets today!

Register: Nonprofit Board Service workshop on Wednesday, May 3.

NUDM 2017 was fantastic — ECF loves NUDM! Thank you for our 20th year as secondary beneficiary.

Mark your calendar for ECF's Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting – Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm. Grant applicants will be notified in mid-May.

¡Se hable 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! We look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary year with the community.

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.