joining together to define challenges and strategy

By building on our meaningful relationships with organizations, donors, and individuals, we quickly addressed the basic human needs of the most vulnerable during COVID-19. 

photo provided courtesy C&W Market (photo by Patrick Hughes)

ECF draws upon its resources of people, expertise, and funds to explore key community challenges, understand community assets, and make strategic investments in Evanston.

we collaborate

When ECF's mission and goals align with other organizations and individuals, we join collaborative efforts as a partner, bringing our strength to initiatives.

we take on challenges

When there is a community challenge, we listen and propose solutions. Our support can take the form of piloting programs, building networks, and/or providing grant support.

we respond

When COVID appeared in our community, ECF partnered to respond to immediate needs.

we provide infrastructure

We serve as a fiscal sponsor to collaborative efforts, when they connect to our mission and strategic work.

we connect

When a donor or an organization has a great idea, we serve as a hub to find the right resources to get things moving toward a common goal.