It takes initiative to lead a community where it wants to go. Step one is settling on the goal — and that takes a lot of what we offer: listening, synthesizing and consensus-building. We’re engaging our community, making grants, training leaders, connecting people and organizations, while we tackle challenges and explore opportunities.
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Celebrate!Evanston is sold out! We're shaking things up this year! Together we will enjoy an outdoor reunion in support of the Now! Fund, with storytelling, cocktails, delicious fare, music, and more.
Eligible organizations can apply for Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability Grants. Apply by September 20.
Read ECF’s 2020 Annual Report to learn how the community rallied to support our nonprofits through the pandemic.
The Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston (RSAE) announced the establishment of a Fund with ECF that will provide investment support to advance Evanston’s Reparations Program.