Evanston Community Foundation Inc

Location: 1560 Sherman Ave Ste 535, Evanston, 60201 IL

EIN: 36-3466802

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1Bureaucratic1Difficult to work with1Builds relationships1Friendly1Gives more than money1Positive leader in the field1Responsive

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Evanston Community Foundation Inc

Oct 03, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

ECF forces group experiences and workshops that are ultimately unbeneficial. If you get funded you will have to jump through a lot of hoops before/during/afterward. If you aren't familiar with Leadership Evanston, you will be soon.

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Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic

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Mar 11, 2019

Reviewer 6749 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

ECF is getting better at listening. For a long while, they always knew better than any applicant, gave many partial grants, and expected a high amount of extra commitment. Now they have some different application processes, are quicker and are more generous. Do talk to a program officer before applying, particularly for the smaller grants. There are still a lot of questions on the LOI for the bigger grants, though if you get through that process, the next set of questions are shorter. Still expect to do a lot of work after you are given the grant, including attending compulsory group meetings.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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