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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Twitter - @EvanstonForever

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Evanston Community Foundation

Shorefront Awarded Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Shorefront has been awarded a two-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support Shorefront's work in collections...more

Evanston Chamber Award Winners Are a Few of the Many Who Make Evanston Proud in a Time of ...
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

She served as Evanston Community Foundation president and CEO from 2015 until December of 2020, and now leads the Illinois-based...more

4th ward aldermanic candidate: Jonathan Nieuwsma
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... renewable energy to all Evanston residents, for which I received the Evanston Community Foundation's Outstanding Volunteer Award in...more

Reparations subcommittee reviews new eligibility survey
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The subcommittee addressed differences between the Evanston Community Foundation's reparations fund — called the Evanston...more

G. William Friedlander
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

... years as a volunteer and board member of several activist groups, most notably Amnesty International and the Evanston Community...more

Gun Buyback Dec. 5
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

5, Evanston Police will partner with the Evanston Community Foundation, Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church, and Carolyn Murray to host a...more

Elspeth Revere named interim CEO at ECF
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation announced today the appointment of Elspeth Revere as interim president and CEO, effective Dec. 11....more

Evanston Community Foundation CEO Monique Jones resigns
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Evanston Community Foundation president and CEO Monique Jones announced her resignation on Wednesday. Jones, who has led the...more

Reparations: A Fifth Ward School? Treat Payments to Reparations Fund as a “Public Benefit ...
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

He said they received a grant of $25,000 from the Evanston Community Foundation to assist in doing the study. Ald. Simmons said, “I want to...more

Looking for something to do? Check out these virtual activities in the north suburbs.
Foundation: Evanston Community Foundation

Evanston Community Foundation Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting. Evanston Community Foundation. July 16, 5:30...more

Geographic Focus for Evanston Community Foundation

Cook County, IL

Community Vital Signs for Cook, IL

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Reinventing Playgrounds

Billy Jensen, a digital media strategist, writer, and father of two, believes that people should “return to the heyday of adventure playgrounds.”

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