For 2018/2019, ECF announced $337,500 in responsive grants to 26 organizations, determined by a committee of community members. Each of these grants further the Foundation’s strategic goals of an inclusive and equitable Evanston, an empowered and engaged community that collaborates, and a thriving nonprofit sector.
We’ve come a long way since 1987 when we awarded $30,000 to 15 organizations. This growth is due to the increase in ECF's endowment and to the generosity of our grantmaking partners, especially Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM).
2018/2019 responsive grants recipients
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County ♦ Books & Breakfast ♦ Center for Independent Futures ♦ Warren W. Cherry Preschool ♦ Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County ♦ Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois ♦ Connections for the Homeless ♦ Curt’s Cafe ♦ Erie Family Health Center ♦ Evanston Scholars ♦ Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association ♦ Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ♦ Girls Play Sports, Inc. NFP ♦ The Harbour, Inc. ♦ Housing Opportunities for Women ♦ Impact Behavioral Health Partners ♦ Interfaith Action of Evanston ♦ McGaw YMCA ♦ The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy ♦ North Shore Senior Center ♦ Northlight Theatre ♦ PEER Services, Inc.♦ Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI) ♦ Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United) ♦ Youth Job Center ♦ YWCA Evanston/North Shore