Read our 2017 digital annual report — Working Together for a Stronger Evanston

grants resources

Relevant dates and resources are listed for open application grants programs, and for by invitation only grants programs. Learn about all of the grant opportunities.

resources for all grants programs

Eligibility requirements: Any group or organization providing services to Evanston residents may apply for a grant that is either a 501(c)(3) organization, school, or government entity or group who has a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(3)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All proposals must address issues, concerns, or opportunities in the Evanston community.

orange-bullet.png  Philosophy and Process
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open applications

grant program RFP and guidelines key dates

application materials

and

forms and materials for current grantee organizations

Climate Action Fund Matching grants for energy audits available to Evanston nonprofits and congregations apply anytime for more information contact Jan Fischer
Responsive Grants

■ theory of change

RFP

LOI

 

2018 decisions will be made in May, 2018. The next open application cycle will begin in late 2018

application materials

samples from 2018 process
Letter of Inquiry

project budget (template)


______________________________

current 2017-2018 grantees

calendar (2017-2018)

were due Dec. 1, 2017 INTERIM REPORTS
narrative form
budget form

 

current 2017-2018 grantees due July 16, 2018
FINAL REPORTS
narrative form

budget form

Rolling Grants

RFP

apply anytime for consideration by the grants committee on a quarterly basis (Mar., Jun., Sept., Dec.)

 application materials
Rolling Grants proposal

Rolling Grants project budget form

 

current grantee organizations to submit at end of grant year

Rolling Grants final report form

Rolling Grants project budget form


root2fruit Grants

 

(* root2fruit alumni see below for by invitation only grants)

guidelines

 

 

Application cycle is now closed until late 2018.

sample documents from 2017 to apply
online using eGrant
planning and evaluation materials

 

current grantees
dates and documents will be available before the reporting deadlines.

 

by invitation only

grant program RFP and guidelines key dates

application materials

and

forms and materials for current grantee organizations

Building the Future major gift challenge closed provide materials as detailed in overview document
Communityworks

■ 

closed by invitation only
Evanston Cradle to Career

guidelines

Only for Evanston Cradle to Career organizations. Action Plan proposals due June 12, 2018

 application materials

proposal

budget template


root2fruit alumni Grants

 

guidelines

 

 

closed. Next cycle: late 2018,

sample documents from 2017 to apply

online using eGrant


current alumni grantee organizations
submitted Dec. 4, 2017

year-end final report