we add value
Your charitable giving goes farther with the benefit of ECF’s expertise and the power of endowment.
Our broad range of program areas, local knowledge, long range vision, and diversity of giving options uniquely qualify the Evanston Community Foundation to be your partner in wise giving, for both the short and long term. We draw on staff experience to add value to the grants and programming, and introduce outside expertise when it's needed to tackle community challenges, always striving for impact.
advancing your charitable interests, goals and values
The Evanston Community Foundation helps donors transform love for a place into working resources.
ECF can help you increase the impact of your giving, supporting both your areas of interest and preferred giving options. Whether you wish to give now, later, or on an ongoing basis, ECF can help target your interests. We have a variety of options that allow you to transfer assets when it does the most to reduce your — or your heirs’ — tax burden while ensuring that your charitable intentions are fulfilled in perpetuity.
- Funds to support our community in times of extreme need, such as the current Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund.
- Unrestricted endowments that benefit the community forever.
- A family of funds that provides opportunities to designate gifts for specific purposes.
- Opportunities to establish named funds and create permanent legacies.
- Highly personalized services tailored to individual or family interests and financial priorities.
- Oversight of grants to ensure impact and accountability.