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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 Grants

The first application cycle for root2fruit boot camp opened in September 2022. This program focuses on building organizational capacity toward long-term sustainability for small emerging organizations that envision becoming established in Evanston.