Evanston Community Foundation Inc.

Established in 1986, the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that addresses serious problems in Evanston. We aim to help Evanston thrive as a vibrant, fair and inclusive community. The Evanston Community Foundation creates, connects and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good. Through a breadth of grant opportunities & workshops, and we connect with community partners across Evanston to accelerate change at a systemic level. ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|82.9 Score


(2/4)|76.16 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|96 Score



Headquarter Address

1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201