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The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) has awarded grants for the fall quarter of its new Rolling Grants program: Art Encounter, Evanston In-School Music Association (EISMA), Meals at Home, Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Northlight Theater and Family Focus. “In this second group of grantees, we see groups addressing all of the issues that ECF hoped to target with Rolling Grants,” said Rebecca Cacayuran, Program Officer. “These organizations are piloting new programs, collaborating with other groups, building their own capacity, and addressing time-sensitive issues.”

Art Encounter will pilot an art and writing residency at Washington School. EISMA will launch free public concerts for the community. Meals at Home will evaluate developing its own production kitchen to increase capacity. Mitchell Museum will upgrade its technology. Northlight Theater and Family Focus will offer theater training for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group and Family Focus staff.

Rolling Grant applications are accepted all year. The next deadline for review is Dec. 1. Applicants must either be 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, government entities, or community groups with a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate inclusive practices that support the diversity of their boards, staff, and constituents.