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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

Register for our next workshop, Facilitating Online Learning: Creating a Team ExperienceRead the full descriptions of other workshops being offered.

Buy tickets for Leadership Evanston's Alumni Celebration on Mon. April 29, 6-9pm.

Was your request for a grant recently declined? Schedule a meeting with program staff to get feedback.

Join the fun at these special parties and support ECF! Reserve your spot.

The next Rolling Grants review is JUNE 1. These grants under $5,000 are awarded throughout the year.

On Monique's Mind Such a time as this.

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.