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
Apply by AUG 5: Evanston-serving nonprofits can apply for the Fifth Round of Rapid Response Operating Grants.
We're not standing still! Apply by mid-SEPTEMBER – Leadership Evanston LEXXIX is accepting applications for the 2020-21 cohort.
2020 is a different year for ECF's grantmaking, and if you missed our celebration on July 16, please watch the videos to share in our celebration: Grant Awards and Messages from Grantees videos.
ECF is proud to announce the Evanston Care Network, a collaborative partnership between ECF, Evanston 311, the Evanston Public Library, Amita Health, and the City of Evanston. NPOs are encouraged to provide a listing to the network.
As ECF transforms to respond nimbly to the COVID-19 crisis, our 2019 Annual Report looks at other transformations we witnessed or helped foster last year.