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At the Evanston Community Foundation, we are dedicated to fostering positive change and growth in our vibrant community that is rooted in justice and equityWe stand committed to making Evanston an even better place to live, work, and thrive- For Now, Forever, and For Everyone. Click here to support our work >


News & Noteworthy

Evanston Community Foundation announces 2024 Grant opportunties. Click here to learn more.  

2024 Nonprofit Workshops: (Pro)Active Listening 3-part series: Presented by Crytal Coates, Founder and Principal at Legacy Consulting Group Thursday April 18th, May 2nd, and May 16th (Virtual 12 – 1:30). Register here! 

Interested in participating in Leadership Evanston? The application opens on May 1st. There are 3 info sessions to choose from: 4/22, 23 & 24. Join us on zoom if you're interested learning more. Register here.

Join us for an in-person workshop: Courageous Collaborations with Theatre Director/Producer/Playwright Tim Rhoze Monday, April 29th at Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Register here.

Public Service Challenge: Have you considered running for local office or volunteering on a local campaign? Join us if you're interested in learning how to run for city council or the school board. Register now!

Evanston Community Foundation Honored with 2023 ABFE Trailblazer Award for Advancing Reparations Efforts in Community. Read the full story

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.

Community Chronicles: Evanston Edition

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Empowering Latine/x Voices in Evanston

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In this blog, we sit down with Program Officer, Jenny Valdes Del Valle, to explore the Evanston Commumity Foundation's committment to empowering the Latine/x commumity during Hispanic Heritage month- and beyond. Read Now.


Grantee Spotlight: Modernizing Mental Health with Trilogy

Trilogy_Mental_Health.pngHelping Evanstonians live vibrant and healthy lives is a key priority for the Community Foundation. Read now to see how we're helping build justice & resiliency in Evanston by strategically investing in initiatives that impact the community.  


Embracing Community Voices: The Unique Grant-Making Process of the Evanston Community Foundation


Catch up with Director of Community Leadership, Karli Butler, as she details the approach and impact of our community led grant-making. Read now.

Our Legacy In Action

Video Thumbnail.jpgWe cover the past, present, and future of the Evanston Community Foundation and highlight two fantastic organizations in our community, Evanston Grows, and iKandi Academy. Watch Now