The Woman’s Club of Evanston announced the recipients of its 2018 Community Grants at its annual Contributions to the Community Breakfast last month.  Seventeen nonprofit organizations will share in more than $150,000 raised by the WCE during the past year.

Since 1889, the WCE has had a proud history of helping support organizations that make a difference in our community. Each year, the WCE Contributions Committee selects an annual giving focus and awards grants to local non-profit organizations with programs that match the focus.

For 2018, the Woman’s Club of Evanston is supporting programs in Evanston and surrounding communities that invest in women and girls so they may thrive and reach their full potential.

The 2018 Annual Community Grant recipients are Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center, Beyond the Baby Blues, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois, Center for Independent Futures, Evanston Township High School Health Center, The Floured Apron, Holy Spirit Life Learning Center, Howard Area Community Center, Interfaith Action of Evanston, The Lilac Tree, Northlight Theatre, Open Studio, She Is Code, Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center and Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.).

The 2018 Contributions Committee also selected beneficiaries for next year’s WCE Revue (formerly known as the WCE Benefit Show) and for its annual clubhouse usage grant.

Girls Play Sports will be the beneficiary of the 2019 WCE Revue. Evanston Work Ethic Program has been awarded use of the WCE’s historic clubhouse to host an event that benefits their programs. The 2018 Revue beneficiary is the McGaw YMCA Men’s Residence Program. The 2018 WCE Spring Benefit will fund YWCA Bridges Longer Term Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence.