JN092-100x100.jpg  Thank you to all the donors who gave to ECF in 2017 to create a vibrant, just and inclusive community.

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. The next workshop is  Successful Board Recruitment on Jan. 24, 8am.

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

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

Spaces remain for two unique events offered by ECF board and staff — Temperance, Gumbo, and Jambalaya (Feb. 12) and Snapshot Evanston (May 12).

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.