full proposal process

Selected from the pool of submitted Letters of Inquiry, invited organizations can submit full proposals.

The 2018/2019 grant application cycle will open on December 8, 2017; the Initial application step is to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Invited applicants can submit full proposals by February 22, 2018. Funding decisions will be announced in mid-May.

about our process


1. The text submitted during the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) phase, as well as the answers you give in this second round, will be blended together to form a collective application that will be reviewed as a complete package by our grants committee.

2. If you wish to update your project budget or any of the other attachments submitted in the LOI phase (list of board of directors, fiscal-year budget with actuals, 990s), you may attach them at the bottom of the current application. Please email grants(at)evanstonforever.org to let us know you've updated these documents.

3.  You do NOT need to deliver hard copies of your proposal to the Foundation office this year.

4.  Applicants are asked to submit the following materials (download document):

evaluation criteria

The grants committee of the Evanston Community Foundation includes ECF board members, Northwestern University Dance Marathon co-chairs, and community representatives. The criteria are listed in the guidelines.

full proposal requirements

The full proposal requirements will be available later in December 2017. Invited organizations will submit proposals online using eGrant.