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
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County ♦ Center for Independent Futures ♦ Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) ♦ Connections for the Homeless ♦ Erie Family Health Center ♦ Evanston Public Library ♦ Evanston Scholars ♦ Evanston/Skokie School District 65 ♦ Farmworkers 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 Advocacy ♦ Learning Bridge Early Education Center (formerly Child Care Center of Evanston) ♦ Metropolitan Family Services ♦ Mudlark Theater ♦ North Shore Senior Center ♦ Northlight Theatre ♦ Open Communities ♦ Our House (a program of Connections for the Homeless) ♦ Piven Theatre Workshop ♦ Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)/Senior Connections ♦ She Is Code ♦ Trilogy Inc. ♦ Warren W. Cherry Preschool ♦ Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United) ♦ YWCA Evanston/North Shore