You are cordially invited to attend ECF’s Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting on May 30th! Click here to register. 

expanding capacity, developing leaders

A strong community needs strong organizations and inspired leaders, committed volunteers and engaged citizens.

The Foundation works to strengthen nonprofits and equip their leaders for future challenges. Our programs broaden and deepen community knowledge, setting the stage for effective civic engagement and helping citizens make a difference.

we strengthen nonprofits

trouble-shooting, listening, sharing expertise, enhancing capacity, ECF supports nonprofits.

we develop leaders

enhancing community knowledge to increase civic engagement, developing more effective leaders. Explore Leadership Evanston.

we offer workshops

to help organizations grow their capacity and network with each other. Learn about the current free workshops led by experts.

News & Events

Help us celebrate ECF’s 2019 grantees on May 30, and learn how your Community Foundation is making a difference in Evanston. Responsive grant applicants should note that they will hear from us no later than mid-May.

Register for our next workshop on June 12, Board Engagement in Major Gift Fundraising

Apply to Leadership Evanston, the 10-month program starting Sept 5.

Join the fun at these special parties and support ECF! Reserve your spot.

The next Rolling Grants review is JUNE 3. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

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.

is your organization sustainable?

Nonprofit board members and staff know the importance of establishing stable, predictable sources of income. Like personal savings, an organizational endowment fund at ECF can provide your organization with a reliable source of additional income each year.