Read our digital 2017 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

On Monique's MindThis is Leadership.

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

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

Sign up to attend Snapshot Evanston offered on October 25.

Save the dateCelebrate!Evanston on October 11, 2018. Learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Summer has arrived! ECF will be closed on Friday afternoons.

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.