News & Events

Your gift to our Annual Fund reaches all of Evanston. And, your new or increased gift of $250 or $500 today could be matched 2:1! Give today to extend your reach!

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

ECF is hiring! We’re searching for a dynamic new Development Officer to join our dedicated team.

Register for the free workshop offerings open to staff and board members of organizations serving Evanston. The next workshop — Successful Board Recruitment  — Jan. 24, 8am breakfast, 8:15-9:30am program.

The Young Evanston Artists Foundation (YEA!) and the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) are pleased to announce the creation of the YEA!/Harvey Pranian Legacy Fund for the Arts. To give select the fund on the GIve Now page.

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, 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!

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.