responsive grants

A record of nearly $333,435 in responsive grants were awarded for the 2017/2018 cycle.

The Foundation’s 2017-18 responsive grants are funding projects in a broad range of program areas that will strengthen the community beyond the grant period. Selected from a highly competitive pool of proposals, ECF awarded 26 grants in May 2017. 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).

responsive grant recipients

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Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook CountyCenter for Independent FuturesCommunity Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)Connections for the HomelessErie Family Health CenterEvanston Public LibraryEvanston ScholarsEvanston/Skokie School District 65Farmworkers and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP)Impact Behavioral Health Partners (formerly Housing Options for the Mentally Ill in Evanston)Interfaith Action of Evanston (IAE)James B. Moran Center for Youth AdvocacyLearning Bridge Early Education Center (formerly Child Care Center of Evanston)Metropolitan Family ServicesMudlark TheaterNorth Shore Senior CenterNorthlight TheatreOpen CommunitiesOur House (a program of Connections for the Homeless)Piven Theatre Workshop Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)/Senior ConnectionsShe Is CodeTrilogy Inc.Warren W. Cherry PreschoolY.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United)YWCA Evanston/North Shore