Now is the time to deepen our commitment to making honest change in our community. As Evanston continues to    

recover from the depths of Covid19, ECF is laser-focused on addressing the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.

Please support our ongoing efforts across Evanston with a gift to the Now! Fund

grant opportunities

ECF grant programs advance our mission of helping Evanston thrive as a vibrant, inclusive, and equitable community. During 2020 and early 2021 ECF's grantmaking focused entirely on COVID relief and recovery. Beginning in May 2021 two new grants opportunities launched —  Nonprofit Growth & Sustainability Grants and E-Town Innovation GrantsPlease check back for dates for upcoming cohort grants programs, including root2fruit and Building the Future!.