ECRRF_100x62.pngHelp support the entire Evanston community in this time of need. DONATE NOW to the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund to strengthen or rescue local nonprofits threatened by the COVID-19 crisis. Your contribution will be doubled dollar for dollar during our $1,000,000 Challenge Grant period!


A more equitable and inclusive Evanston has been our mission for over 30 years. We're invested in our home.

With your help, we can quickly address the basic human needs of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. Donate now to our Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund and double your dollars.

News & Events

Read about the 2020 workshop series and register here.

POSTPONED until further notice —the Lifting Up Early Childhood community event on APR 15. Habrá un intérprete.

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?

ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs.

ECRRF_100x62.pngThe Evanston Community Foundation launched the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund to foster a unified philanthropic response to address the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Evanston community. A $1 million challenge grant was announced on April 6. 

The first two rounds of funding address housing and food insecurity. Learn about the funding process (FAQ document).

Learn about resources for nonprofits including how to apply for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans.