ecf-30-button-150x150.jpgLOOKING FORWARD — ECF's 2017 Strategic Plan

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 topics in our annual series of workshops.

News & Events

With upcoming local elections in mind, our President/CEO, in On Monique's Mind, invites us to use our voices, We invite you to read her post Your Voice, Your Vote.

Local elections matter — get informed.  View candidate forum videos and access election information.

The community is invited to the Leadership Evanston 25th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 24 at SPACE. Buy your tickets today!

Register: Nonprofit Board Service workshop on Wednesday, May 3.

NUDM 2017 was fantastic — ECF loves NUDM! Thank you for our 20th year as secondary beneficiary.

Mark your calendar for ECF's Grant Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting – Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm. Grant applicants will be notified in mid-May.

¡Se hable 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.