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.
News & Events
Last year was challenging in so many ways! Our community has emerged - and we are prepared to Reimagine what Evanston can be. Read ECF’s 2020 Annual Report and learn how the community relieved, recovered, rebuilt and rallied around our neighbors and our nonprofit community.
Apply to join the 30th Leadership Evanston Signature Program cohort. Learn more about the program and how to apply by mid-August.
Please join us in celebrating all of the foundation's 2021 grantees, and learn how ECF is working toward a more vibrant, equitable, and inclusive community. Wednesday, June 30, 2021.5PM video stream on Facebook. 6PM meet the president on zoom.
The Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston (RSAE) announced the establishment of the Evanston Reparations Community Fund. The Fund will provide investment support for efforts in advancing Evanston’s Reparations Program and will be housed at ECF.
Evanston Care Network is a new collaborative partnership among ECF, Evanston 311, the Evanston Public Library, Amita Health, and the City of Evanston. NPOs are encouraged to provide a listing to the network.