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2021 grants & distributions

$2.88 million total, including $1.26 million in 
Community-Centered and Cohort Learning Grants


**Cohort Learning Grants include root2fruit, funded by the Mammel Foundation, and Partners for the Future and Building the Future programs. The latter programs are funded by Partners for the Future, a donor advised fund of ECF; its grants are managed by ECF program staff.

ECF’s Communityworks fund provided 15% of the funding for Community-centered grants focused in the areas of early childhood, land use and protection, and workforce development.

ECF was honored to partner on a community-centered process to distribute $248,500 in United Way of Metro Chicago funds as a partner in Evanston Cradle to Career.