We’re all about Evanston, with a broad focus and a long-term vision. Now and tomorrow, we’re improving lives by investing in Evanston’s most effective organizations and acting as a catalyst to bring the community’s best ideas to life.
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ECF awarded over $825,000 in competitive and strategic grants for 2018/2019. We’ve come a long way since 1987 when we awarded $30,000 to 15 organizations.
The Evanston Community Foundation gratefully accepts contributions from donors wherever they may be located; however, no information presented on this site is intended as a solicitation of contributions from persons outside Illinois. Our mission is to help Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive and just community, and our fundraising efforts focus on Illinois residents.