grant applications
and guidelines

Apply for one of our grants. Build your organization. Extend your reach. Review our guidelines, prepare an application. Contact us for assistance.

Grantee Responsibilities

ECF works closely with our grantee organizations. This document outlines the ways the grantee will be expected to communicate goals and objectives and measurable progress as the grant year progresses. Download

Rolling Grants Program Guidelines

New in 2017: Rolling Grants, for grants up to $5000. Proposals may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Included in the guidelines: our mission, our principles, grantmaking philosophy, qualifications, funding parameters, funding areas, how and when to apply, as well as proposal requirements — Rolling Grants Questions and Project Budget. Download

Rolling Grants Application Template

Applicants are requested to address eight questions, limited to two pages. Download

Rolling Grants Project Budget Template

Applicants are requested to submit a thoughtfully prepared budget. The Excel document specifies expense and revenue/project support information to provide. The second page of the Rolling Grants Program Guidelines contains a sample project budget. Download

BY INVITATION ONLY Responsive Grant Full Application 2017

Organizations invited to submit a full application for a 2017/2018 Program and Capacity Building grant proposals are required to submit materials as described in this document. Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2017 11:59pm through http://evanstoncf.egrant.net Download

2017 Responsive Grants Program Guidelines (RFP)

Applicants can submit letters of inquiry between December 9, 2016 and January 17, 2017. The RFP document details ECF's mission and principles, and our grantmaking philosophy. Applicant qualifications, funding parameters, areas of interest, types of grants, instructions on how to apply, key dates, and letter of inquiry requirements are also specified in the document. Download

Responsive Grants Project Budget Template

Applicants use this spreadsheet to submit proposed budget information with other application materials. Download