Early bird Celebrate!Evanston tickets now on sale here!                            

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. Future workshops will be announced soon. 

News & Events

Small-to-midsize organizations are invited to apply for capacity-building root2fruit grants. Apply by October 15, 11:59 pm.

Buy early bird tickets to join us at Celebrate!Evanston on Thurs Oct 24! Six sponsorship options provide exposure opportunities for our gala.

The next Rolling Grants review is DECEMBER 2. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

ECF announces Vice President of Programs Marybeth Schroeder retirement and other staff transitions.

ECF is hiring! We're searching for a dynamic new Program Officer to join our dedicated team.

Evanston in a day! Register to attend Snapshot Evanston. Meet at the Rotary Building, 1560 Sherman Avenue, 8am on Wed Oct. 30.

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.