grants cycles

ECF manages all aspects of our grants programs through an online grants management system: from applications to evaluation plans, to grant agreements to reporting. Click here to create an account and see all open applications (this is how to create an account).

Our grants programs are organized by open application and by invitation only. Learn about all of the grants opportunities here.

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.

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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 Grants to improve energy efficiency. apply anytime for more information contact Jan Fischer
Responsive Grants

■ theory of change

 

■ 2020 RFP will be released in early Dec. 

■ LOI due Jan 14, 2020

■ Approved applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by February 12, 2020. 

■ Decisions will be announced by May 22

application materials

samples from 2019 process
letter of inquiry

■ application

project budget (template)

calendar (2018-2019)

sample agreement


 

 

Rolling Grants

RFP

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

application materials

Rolling Grants project budget form


root2fruit Grants

 

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

guidelines

RFP

 

 

application deadline October 1, 2019.

application materials
online application

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 September 7, 2018 (revised date).

 application materials

proposal

budget template


root2fruit alumni Grants

 

guidelines

 

 

Next cycle: due October 15

project budget template