our now! fund

Now-Fund-logo-RGB-700px.pngA gift to the Now! Fund you can help us invest in the immediate work of the Foundation in the coming year, while building your legacy in your hometown.

All of us at the Evanston Community Foundation are grateful our donors understand the importance of investing to make Evanston a welcoming home for all. As a good neighbor to the Foundation, you have taught us to listen to our community first. With your partnership, we continue to work toward improving outcomes for Evanston now, forever, and for everyone.

Your investment in the Now! Fund will support our ability to sustain our work, increase our community presence, and deepen our capacity for change. 

give now

Give Now online to the Now! Fund to help us create a more livable community.

If you are considering a securities transaction or wire transfer, please contact us so may share our transfer instructions and correctly acknowledge you as the donor. In addition, it is very helpful for us to have your broker's or banker's contact information, the number of shares to be donated (or amount to be wired) and if applicable, the name/trading symbol of securities to be transferred. Please also provide any specific instructions regarding ECF’s use of your gift, such as name of fund to receive the gift or other details.

Regardless of the type of security, or if wiring cash, your gift will be directed to the Foundation's investment account at Charles Schwab, our primary custodian.  If you or your broker encounter any difficulties, please let us know, and we'll coordinate with the head of our investment committee to ensure the transaction will be handled properly.

Specific instructions, by type of transaction, are presented in a downloadable PDF. This document is password protected so please contact us and we will share that with you per your request.

employer matching programs

Providing a corporate gift is a great way to highlight your commitment to the Evanston community and share goodwill. If your employer matches gifts, please consider contacting your employer's human resources department to request a match to your Now! Fund donation. Gifts are often matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift. To find out if your employer has a matching program, use the search function on the Charity Navigator website. Contact Rebecca Parmet Vice President of Development, to learn about participating as a year-long NOW! Fund Corporate Partner.