JN092-100x100.jpg  Thank you to all the donors who gave to ECF in 2017 to create a vibrant, just and inclusive community.

We’re here for Evanston, investing in the most sustainable projects and programs. Supporting Evanston’s most effective organizations and launching innovative ventures and collaborations — acting as a catalyst to bring ideas to life for a better Evanston.

I am an applicant

Match your organization's needs and opportunities with ECF's grant offerings. Access current grant applications.

I am a grantee

Access grantee resources for each of the Foundation's grant programs. 

agency funds

Is your organization seeking a place to invest its endowed funds? See profiles of other organizations that hold funds with the Foundation, view ECF's investment returns, meet the investment committee, or contact us.

make grants with us!

Extending our reach, our grantmaking partners provide valuable resources, supporting many areas of interest. Read our 2017 grants presentation program to see how grantmaking partners extend ECF's impact.