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.

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Recent News from Evanston Community Foundation

Dear Evanston organizes trip to learn about racial inequities
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Organized by Dear Evanston, a community activism organization, and sponsored by Evanston Cradle to Career, Evanston Community Foundation...more

Chamber head seeks new relationships
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... city government, Northwestern University, the public school districts, the YMCA and YWCA, Cradle to Career, the Evanston Community...more

Community foundation awards $867000 in grants
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation announced competitive and strategic grants totaling over $867,000 Thursday evening at its Grant...more

Evanston organization helps parents of children with special needs navigate school system
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Now, armed with a $10,000 grant from Evanston Community Foundation, Levin and Evanston CASE are working to pair volunteer parents who...more

Evanston Awarded $250000 Grant To Improve Affordable Housing
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

Thank you to Partners for Places, The Chicago Community Trust, Evanston Community Foundation and our community partners for supporting...more

Dance Marathon 2019 raises over $1.1 million for CIS Chicago, Evanston Community Foundation
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

NUDM presented the Evanston Community Foundation, the organization's secondary beneficiary of 22 years, with $101,297 to help them...more

Dance Marathon will support Communities In Schools of Chicago and Evanston Community ...
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... the country, raises funds for 2019 nonprofit beneficiaries Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chicago and the Evanston Community Foundation...more

Northlight Theatre Presents NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust

... Edgerton Foundation for New American Plays Award; Evanston Community Foundation; Full Circle Foundation; Illinois Arts Council, a state...more

Community Foundation event raises $280000
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation says its annual Celebrate Evanston event last Thursday had gross revenue of over $280,000. Nearly...more

Grant Awards Celebration
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

A record $337,500 was awarded to 26 organizations in Responsive Grants, with additional funds awarded from the Communityworks, Partners for...more

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Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase “social entrepreneur” instead of almost naming it as “public service entrepreneur”. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.

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