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

Register for the free workshop offerings open to organizations serving Evanston. Tuesday, March 20, 5:30, topic: Embody: Building Board and Staff Culture with Purpose and Intention.

Buy tickets to join us at the annual Leadership Evanston (LE) Alumni celebration on Mon. Apr. 23, 6-8:30pm. Honoring ten LE alumni serving in the Evanston Police Department. The event is open to alumni, guests, and friends.

Thank you, NUDM 2018! In our 21st year as secondary beneficiary of NUDM, ECF is proud to receive $104,754.80, #GROWTOGETHER.

Spaces remain for a unique event offered by ECF board and staff — Snapshot Evanston (May 19).

Save the date to join us at our annual Celebrate!Evanston evening event on Thurs. Oct. 11. Event details and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon.

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.