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. Learn about the current free workshops led by experts.

News & Events

Join us! Buy tickets to Celebrate!Evanston on OCTOBER 11, and learn about sponsorship opportunities. We proudly illuminate those sponsors who have already committed their support.

The next Rolling Grants review is DECEMBER 3. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

Have you ever considered running for local office or volunteering on a local campaign? Please join us for a workshop on OCTOBER 23 at 5:30pm for: Public Service Challenge.

Eligible organizations are invited to apply for root2fruit grants by OCTOBER 16.

Sign up to attend Snapshot Evanston offered on OCTOBER 25.

On Monique's MindThis is Leadership.

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.