The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is seeking proposals for capacity-building and program grants from nonprofit organizations serving the Evanston community. The Foundation’s 2016-17 responsive grants make investments in organizations and projects that are poised to make a difference in the community by strengthening nonprofit organizations and their programs.

The maximum grant request considered is $20,000, and the average 2015 grant size awarded was $9,600.

Funding guidelines, application procedures and eGrant application links are available at Applications must be filed electronically through by midnight Feb. 1.

ECF program staff is available to meet with grant seekers during office hours.  For office hours visit To schedule an appointment email or call 847-492-0990. 

To qualify, an organization must be a 501(c)3, school or government entity, or have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a nonprofit 501(c)3, and provide services to the Evanston community and address issues, concerns or opportunities in the Evanston community.