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announcing year-round grants

May 1, 2017 | ECF Press Release

The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is now accepting applications for its new Rolling Grants, open to organizations or groups providing services to Evanston residents. ECF Rolling Grants are awarded for up to $5,000, and proposals may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Applications submitted by June 1, 2017 will be revieweed for grants beginning July 1, 2017. 

grants for new ideas and opportunities

“We are delighted to be able to offer funding throughout the year in order to be more nimble and responsive,” said Marybeth Schroeder, Vice President for Programs. “Rolling Grants will give ECF the ability to capitalize on new ideas and opportunities to make our community more just, vibrant, and inclusive.”

Funding areas include capacity building, program collaborations, pilot programs, and time-sensitive needs or opportunities. Also, grants may be used for planning. Proposals must address issues, concerns, or opportunities in the Evanston community, and groups may receive one rolling grant per calendar year. These one year grants will be awarded quarterly and the first quarterly review of proposals will be in June, for grants beginning July 1, 2017.

Applicants must either be 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, or government entities or have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate inclusive practices that support the diversity of their boards, staff, and constituents.

For more information, review the Rolling Grants RFP and materials, oe contact ECF's Program Officer Rebecca Cacayuran.

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