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 FEB 1: Evanston-serving nonprofits can apply for the EIghth Round of Rapid Response Operating Grants.
Nonprofit organizations can register to attend the free workshops on Resilience on FEB 4, MAR 17, APR 8.
Listen to ECF's Rebecca Cacayuran on Inside the Skev talking about ECF's response to the pandemic.
Northwestern has committed $500,000 to advance racial equity in our home communities of Evanston and Chicago. The application period is now open and ECF is hosting the application process. This opportunity will support partnerships between community-based organizations and Northwestern University that work towards making our communities fairer and more equitable. Learn more or send an inquiry.
On JAN 11, ECF announced the recipients of the grants awarded through the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund. The local need continues as the pandenic rages.
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.