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Evanston Community Foundation Inc.

A Good Place for All

three stars

82.90

1560 Sherman Avenue Suite
Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (847) 492-0990   Web Site
EIN: 36-3466802

Board Leadership
Lisa Altenbernd
Board Chair

CEO
Monique Brunson Jones
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.90 three stars
  Financial 76.16 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1986, the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that addresses serious problems in Evanston. We aim to help Evanston thrive as a vibrant, fair and inclusive community. The Evanston Community Foundation creates, connects and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good. Through a breadth of grant opportunities & workshops, and we connect with community partners across Evanston to accelerate change at a systemic level. ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs.

Established in 1986, the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that addresses serious problems in Evanston. We aim to help Evanston thrive as a vibrant, fair and inclusive community. The Evanston Community Foundation creates, connects and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good. Through a breadth of grant opportunities & workshops, and we connect with community partners across Evanston to accelerate change at a systemic level. ECF uses the power of philanthropy to shine a light on promising solutions and respond to immediate needs.

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Financial

two stars

76.16

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 7.56
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Evanston Community Foundation Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Evanston Community Foundation Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Evanston Community Foundation Inc. (IL) 82.90 three stars
Williamsburg Community Foundation (VA) 85.63 three stars
Wayne County Community Foundation (OH) 95.47 four stars
Essex County Community Foundation Incorporated (MA) 95.47 four stars
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CT) 96.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,436,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $156,055
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,592,142
   Program Service Revenue $45,855
Total Primary Revenue $2,637,997
   Other Revenue $1,566,348
TOTAL REVENUE $4,204,345
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,433,042
   Administrative Expenses $260,577
   Fundraising Expenses $187,453
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,881,072
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,323,273
   
Net Assets $19,009,867

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grantmaking $1,318,881 54.2%
Evanston Cradle to Career $669,159 27.5%
Endowed Funds $323,738 13.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.90 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2020 82.16 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-3466802
Name in IRS Master File EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,850 4.47% Monique Jones President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Evanston Community Foundation Inc. (IL) 82.90 three stars
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (VI) 98.23 four stars
Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23 four stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 93.51 four stars
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (NV) 96.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Evanston Community Foundation Inc.
1560 Sherman Avenue
Suite
Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (847) 492-0990
fax: (847) 492-0904
EIN: 36-3466802

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Board Leadership

Lisa Altenbernd
Board Chair

CEO

Monique Brunson Jones
President, CEO

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