Our 2018 Annual Report is online!

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. Future workshops will be announced soon. 

News & Events

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

Apply to Leadership Evanston, the 10-month program starting Sept 5.

Sponsor celebrate!evanston 2019! Six sponsorship options provide exposure opportunities for our gala on October 24, 2019.

ECF announced over $867,000 in grant funding at the Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting! 

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

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.