Donate Now! Partner with us to make Evanston a strong and welcoming home For Now, Forever, and For Everyone. No matter how you invest, your partnership is supporting a stronger Evanston that is more just, vibrant, and equitable for all. The Evanston Community Foundation is a 501c3, tax exempt organization. Our federal tax id is 36-3466802.

We have been through a truly remarkable year, forced upon us by the pandemic. Evanston community members showed their commitment to community by donating more than $4 million to the Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund. This incredible investment has led us to the next chapter of pandemic response: Recovery.

ECF is here for good - for now, forever, and for everyone. We hope you'll consider supporting us with the funding options below.

The now!fund supports ECF's immediate work. We continue to witness the deep inequities in Evanston, more starkly than ever, and know the work we face to make Evanston an equitable community is just getting started.

The forever!fund - Fund for Evanston and Foundation Fund - will both support Evanston's vitality long into the future, leaving a legacy for good, empowering ECF to prepare for the future by investing your gifts today, for a brighter tomorrow.

Donate To A Fund

Support All of ECF's Work
  Donate now!fund
The now!fund empowers ECF to serve the community now, and throughout the year, enabling us to make grants, bring new ideas to fruition, and mobilize money, people, ideas, and talent.
forever!funds
  Donate forever!fund - Fund for Evanston
The Fund for Evanston supports ECF's programs, initiatives and grantmaking in every area. It is the Foundation's original, unrestricted endowment. Evanston's future depends on what we do today.
  Donate forever!fund - Foundation Fund
The Foundation Fund is an unrestricted, endowed fund supporting ECF's work to develop and issue grants, initiatives, programs for a more vibrant, inclusive and equitable Evanston. Evanston's future depends on what we do today.
Other Funds