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annual reports,
newsletters, and more

For over two decades, the Evanston Community Foundation has helped local organizations obtain the support they need in order to have a positive impact on the Evanston community — now and in the future. Our annual reports feature highlights on the wide array of organizations we’ve supported, the performance of our investments, and the growth of our endowments.

2021 Annual Meeting Program booklet

The booklet includes the Annual Meeting updates on the State of the Foundation: reimagine, reflect & recognize, and ready & reach; ECF Responds Rapidly and, Philanthropy in Action. Also included in the booklet are listings of the grantmaking partners, grantee organizations, ECF staff and board, and ECF sponsor thank yous.  Download

2019 Annual Report

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 our report Celebrating Transformations. Read more

ECF eNews Summer 2018

Featuring the recent Grant Awards celebration, On Monique's Mind, 2018 Celebrate!Evanston sponsorship opportunities, how to apply to Leadership Evanston, announcing ECF's new board members, and updates on the Great Lakes One Water Partnership, Download

NPO eNews June 2018

Information about upcoming workshops, applying to Leadership Evanston, learning and advocacy opportunities for nonprofits, and ways to connect to ECF social media. Download

NPO eNews April 2018

Information about upcoming workshops, Rolling grants calendar, Snapshot Evanston bus tour, Grant Awards and Celebration, new tax law information, and ways to connect to ECF social media. Download

ECF eNews Spring 2018

Featuring ECF at NUDM 2018, upcoming Leadership Evanston Alumni event, Snapshot Evanston in May, welcoming Rebecca Parmet to the ECF staff, and save the date announcements. Download

2017 Year End Appeal

Help us take on Evanston's biggest challenges and make Evanston greater for everyone with your gift. The brochure stories highlight how we listen first, we focus on equity, and leadership in service. Download

ECF Nonprofit Newsletter Nov 2017

Big news! Six free workshops offered to nonprofits. It's Rolling Grants time again! And more... Download

2017 Fall Newsletter

Welcome fall! News from Celebrate!Evanston, announcing free workshops for nonprofit organizations, highlights from the Evanston MashUp award to ECF and NUDM, Rolling grants awards and grant cycle updates, and the year end appeal updates. Download

2017 Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting Program Booklet

The booklet lists the 2017 strategic and competitive grants awarded to organizations, our grantmaking partners, and the Jim Kogen Foundation Spirit Award presentation for exemplary board service. Download

2016 Digital Annual Report

About ECF and community, our annual report is filled with stories, graphs, and videos in sections titled: sustainability is critical, focusing on leadership in service, developing engaged leadership for 25 years, thirty years of giving, report of the investment council, and the foundation leadership. Read more