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

News & Events

Small-to-midsize organizations are invited to apply for capacity-building root2fruit grants. Apply by October 15, 11:59 pm.

Buy tickets to join us at Celebrate!Evanston on Thurs Oct 24! Six sponsorship options provide exposure opportunities for our gala.

Evanston Cradle to Career and ECF proudly present the Community Building Grants. Have an idea, but need help implementing it? For more information, click here. Apply by November 14, 11:59 pm.

The next Rolling Grants review is DECEMBER 2. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

ECF announces Vice President of Programs Marybeth Schroeder retirement and other staff transitions.

Evanston in a day! Register to attend Snapshot Evanston. Meet at the Rotary Building, 1560 Sherman Avenue, 8am on Wed Oct. 30.

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.