News & Events

Apply to Leadership Evanston, the 10-month program starting Sept 7. Already accepted? Pay the registration fee and tuition online now.

The next opportunity for Rolling Grants review is Sept 1. The grants under $5000 are awarded throughout the year.

Small-to-midsize organizations are invited to apply for capacity-building root2fruit grants and root2fruit alumni organizations can apply for alumni grants. Apply by Oct 10, 11:59pm.

Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) partners can submit proposals for United Way distributions to advance EC2C goals. Sept. 15 deadline.

Evanston in a day! Register to attend Snapshot Evanston, a one-day orientation, Wed Oct. 25.

¡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! 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.