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2019 annual report: celebrating transformations

As the Evanston Community Foundation transforms itself to respond nimbly to the COVID-19 crisis, we look back at other transformations we witnessed or helped foster last year.

In 2019, the Foundation worked to strengthen its commitment to listen first, foster sustainability, focus on equity, and offer leadership in service to the community. Browse our 2019 Annual Report by topic below or by flipping through a PDF.

looking back, evolving rapidly

A letter to our community from Monique Brunson Jones, President and CEO.

our strategic direction

ECF Board Chair Lisa Altenbernd looks to the year ahead with hope.


A list of community investments, cohort-based learning grants, and strategic partnerships.

grants & distributions

A visual snapshot of how the Foundation allocated its resources in 2019.

visionaries & innovators

Since 1992, Leadership Evanston has worked to develop a network of knowledgeable and facilitative leaders.

northwestern university dance marathon

Year after year, NUDM keeps the beat going and helps fund our transformative work.

meals on wheels

Since 1968, Meals on Wheels has been providing seniors with nutritious meals and community connection.

report of the investment council

The Foundation's portfolio performance in 2019 and a look ahead to 2020.

evanston community foundation leadership

A complete listing of members of the Board, Investment Council, Committees, and staff.