reach and impact
A great way to get to know us and the value of what we do is to read about our work. We've helped organizations transform themselves, responded to bring new experiences to Evanston through collaboration, and granted more than $12 million to over 175 organizations.
ECF receives generous support from all corners of Evanston. In 2017 numerous local businesses offered promotions with proceeds donated to ECF funds. The arrangements come about when a local merchant has a connection with ECF, or knows about ECF from a friend or loyal customer. Local businesses offer promotions that benefit ECF. Support from Evanston businesses comes from direct donations, grant support and sponsorships of our events. Read more
The local organization Books & Breakfast extended its reach through participation in the three-year root2fruit program. Read more
The Joan Barr Smith Endowment for Women's History of the Evanston History Center was established as an outgrowth of the work started through the Evanston Women's History Project. Read more
The Joe "Butch" Martin donor advised fund flourishes. With help from ECF’s donor advised fund program, three generations of Joe Martin’s family work together to honor his memory. Read more