Evanston Community Foundation Inc

2 survey respondents

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

EIN: 36-3466802

Write a Review



What was the overall relationship with the funder?

How many hours did the grant application process take?

6 hours




How would you rate this funder's accessibility?



How successfully do you think the funder is accomplishing its current philanthropic goals?

Important Information

2017 Deadlines:

Types of Grants Awarded:

Geographic Focus:


Key Personnel

Financial Summary

For Fiscal Year

Total Assets:

Total Grants:

Change in Assets FY :

Amount of Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits:

Sample Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits in

Largest Grant:

Smallest Grant:

Average Grant:

Top descriptors for this funder

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

Advice from a Friend

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.


Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic

More Feedback

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.


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

More Feedback

Would you like to share your experiences about this funder?

funder logo

Evanston Community Foundation Inc