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ECF Seeks Proposals for 2016 Root2Fruit Program Grants

The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is currently seeking proposals from small to mid-size nonprofits in Evanston for its root2fruit grant program. The deadline for 2016 grant applications is Oct. 12. Three new organizations will be selected for grants of up to $10,000 each, and each organization that receives a grant is eligible to receive grants […]

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ECF Awards $100,000 Challenge Grant to Connections for the Homeless

 The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) named Connections for the Homeless the recipient of its current $100,000 Partners for the Future Challenge Grant. Partners for the Future is a donor-advised grant initiative that invests in the capacity of high-performing Evanston organizations ready to develop greater support. Each recipient receives 1:1 matching funds in the range of $50,000 […]

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ECF Ready to Build Endowments

The Evanston Community Foundation announced today that it will invite Evanston non-profit organizations to apply for an ENDOW NOW endowment-building challenge grant in celebration of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary in 2012. ENDOW NOW (Evanston Non-profits Develop Organizational Wealth Now) will award $5,000 matching grants to the first five Evanston non-profits that qualify.   Evanston Community […]

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EDF Sponsors Social Media Workshop for Nonprofits

The Evanston Community Foundation will sponsor a workshop on Growing with Social Media on Wednesday, January 25, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor Community Room.  The workshop will provide an overview of social media, case studies from a variety of organizations and discussions of real world applications […]

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Workshop for Nonprofits: Making Sense of the Census

The Evanston Community Foundation and the Evanston Public Library are co-sponsoring a workshop for nonprofit organizations called “Making Sense of the Census”.  The workshop will take place at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, 1st floor Community Room on Thursday, September 22 from 9:30am to 12:00pm. The numbers are in from the 2010 U.S. census.  […]

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Workshop to Address Financial Responsibilities of Not-for-Profit Board Members on March 25

Board members take on the important responsibility of providing governance for a not-for-profit organization. They may be well versed on the organization’s mission, but what about its finances? Whether of not they have financial backgrounds, board members and the board as a whole have an important role in providing financial oversight and protecting the assets […]