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

Evanston in a day! Register to attend Snapshot Evanston, a one-day orientation, Wed Oct. 25.

Register for the six free workshop offerings open to staff and board members of nonprofits serving Evanston. Learn about the upcoming workshop, COLLABORATE: Navigating Successful Partnerships, Nov. 14, 5:30 dinner, 6-8pm program.

See highlights from ECF's annual Celebrate!Evanston benefit event. Many thanks to our generous sponsors!

On Monique's Mindyou're part of the "we".

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.