Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundationwas established in 1986 under the auspices of the Evanston United Way. As envisioned by its founders, the Foundation would be a new source of funding for the Evanston community, providing grants for emerging organizations, seed money for new projects, and support for creative ideas and initiatives for the good of the community.

Web Address


Social Media Links

Twitter - @EvanstonForever

Assets and Giving for Evanston Community Foundation


2019 - 29,499,708
2018 - 23,652,086
2017 - 25,261,309
Domestic Grants

2019 - 1,848,531
2018 - 1,670,646


Recent News from Evanston Community Foundation

Northwestern University Dance Marathon Celebrates a Half Century of Giving Back
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The Northwestern University Dance Marathon is back for its 50th anniversary, and this year's participants are hoping to raise more than $2 million for charity. The 15-hour event, which starts at...more

An energetic weekend of dancing, with support for Chicago area children
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

A weekend of dancing paid off in big ways for nearly 800 students who participated in the 49th annual Northwestern Dance...more

Mitchell Museum to create K-12 Native studies curriculum - The Daily Northwestern
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation awarded the grant Feb. 24. ECF provides E-Town Innovation Grants to fund local programs that prioritize...more

Northwestern University Dance Marathon raises more than $400,000
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... and one day — away at Northwestern University Dance Marathon, which raised $434455 for Evanston Community Foundation and Little Heroes...more

Evanston Latinos in search of new president in 2023
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Last year, the Evanston Community Foundation awarded Evanston Latinos multiple grants for its efforts to the city's Latinx...more

Grounding for Public Service Club explores relationship between Northwestern and Evanston
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Last meeting's speaker was community advocate Karli Butler, director of community leadership at Evanston Community...more

Denise Martin: She loves life and it loves her right back - Evanston RoundTable
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... also a member of the Y Women's planning committee and serves as the CEO of the Joe “ Butch” Martin Fund at the Evanston Community...more

District 65 hopefuls prioritize race, safety issues - Evanston RoundTable
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... Employer Advisory Council, the Evanston Community Foundation, Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development (LEND) and Foundation...more

District 65 receives 13 applications for school board opening - Evanston RoundTable
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Robert “Bob” Easter, the managing director of Central Piedmont Investment Group, a finance committee member with the Evanston Community Foundation,...more

Evanston holds police chief forum following criticism of search process
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Sol Anderson, president and CEO of the Evanston Community Foundation, moderated the event. The next chief will be the department's...more

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Co-founders William Mann and David Mravyan devised the Sensimat during a mandatory project for their MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Sensimat is a device that helps manage and assess pressure among wheelchair users.

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

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