Mission: Helping evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, just and inclusive community. The evanston community foundation builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good.
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the foundation fosters private philanthropy and builds endowed funds to sustain our community. The foundation's endowed funds, together with current gifts from philanthropic partners, enable the foundation to build, connect and distribute resources and knowledge through local organizations for the good of evanston. In 2017 the foundation's grantmaking partners increased their participation in support of our grants cycles; donors continued their giving to existing endowments benefitting evanston; seven new donor advised funds were established; and, existing donor advised funds increased through new gifts.
the foundation supports an empowered, engaged community that collaborates across sectors to define problems and develop solutions. The foundation serves as fiscal sponsor for evanston cradle to career, a collective impact organization supporting collaboration among more than 40 civic, education, and nonprofit organizations working together with community members to improve the future for all evanston youth.