It takes initiative to lead a community where it wants to go. Step one is settling on the goal — and that takes a lot of what we offer: listening, synthesizing and consensus-building. We’re engaging our community, making grants, training leaders, connecting people and organizations, while we tackle challenges and explore opportunities.
we’re here for good
leading Evanston where it wants to go, building endowments for the future, providing resources for the present.
we’re here because
our founders and donors, our partners and volunteers are committed to a better future for Evanston.
we’re making a difference
responding to meet emerging needs and tackling longstanding problems, adding value.
News & Events
Join us on Wednesday, April 12th at noon for our next free nonprofit workshop. Nonprofit expert Sherry Quam Taylor will help you determine the impact of your Board Give/Get policy and make changes that will broaden your organization’s pipeline and lead every board member and donor to their best gift. Register here.
ECF joins forces with local organizations to provide non-partisan training for community members interested in running for local elections in April 2023. Access Public Service Challenge (PSC) videos here.
Learn about ECF's Equity Promise, and stand with us by giving to the Now! Fund today.
ECF leads effort to engage community as Evanston considers how to spend $43M in ARPA Rescue Funds. Learn more and read the report, available in English and Spanish.
The Reparations Stakeholders Authority of Evanston (RSAE) announced the establishment of a Fund with ECF that will provide investment support to advance Evanston’s Reparations Program.
Sobre la Fundación. ¡Se habla español! La oficina de Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) es bilingüe. Para servir a nuestra communidad de una manera mas efectiva, favor de contactarnos al 847-492-0990 o mándarnos un correo electrónico.