addressing big issues with broad coalitions
To tackle Evanston's complex challenges, ECF looks for connections – among issues, organizations and opportunities. We may take the initiative to assemble collaborations or to join those led by others. Pooling resources, connecting strengths accomplish what no single group can do alone.
The Climate Action Fund is part of a community-wide campaign to reduce Evanston's greenhouse gas emissions and was established as one of the strategies to implement the Evanston Climate Action Plan developed in 2008. Read more
The Evanston Cradle to Career initiative is a collective impact effort to mobilize our community assets to make a lasting difference in the lives of our community's children, youth and families. Read more
Since 1998, Northwestern University Dance Marathon (NUDM) and ECF have been partners, working together to make Evanston a more just, vibrant, and inclusive community. For 20 years, ECF has been the secondary beneficiary of one of the nation’s most successful student philanthropies. Read more
Evanston150, an ambitious volunteer initiative conceived in 2011 as a "forward-looking" celebration of Evanston's 150th anniversary, succeeded in identifying the community's ten visionary ideas to make Evanston a better place to live, work, play. Read more