Read our 2017 digital annual report — Working Together for a Stronger Evanston

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

The ten-month Leadership Evanston program begins in September. Learn how to apply.

RSVP to attend our Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting on Thurs. May 31. Grant award decisions will be made in mid-to-late May.

The next Rolling Grants review is JUNE 1. These grants under $5000 are awarded throughout the year.

Register for the next free workshop Tracking Success: Moving Past Overhead to Measure Impact. Thurs., Jun. 21, 8AM.

Sign up to attend Snapshot Evanston offered on October 25.

Save the date for Celebrate!Evanston on Thurs. Oct. 11.

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.