ECF sets Oct. 20 as deadline for grant apps


Small and mid-sized non-profit organizations in Evanston are encouraged to apply by Oct. 20 for grants from the Evanston Community Foundation’s root2fruit program.

Since the program was started in 2002, the program has helped some 41 local organizations with grants totaling more than $1 million.

Funded by the Mammel Foundation, these grants, renewable for three years, are designed to build the capacity of small to mid-size nonprofits in Evanston.

ECF contends that, over the years, root2fruit grantee organizations have seen significant improvement in their budget, fundraising and development capacity, boards, and ability to build their services.

While Oct.20 is the deadline for submitting grant applications, awardees will be notified in December for grants that are for use by Dec. 31, 2015.

Among past grantees are Fellowship of African-American Men (FAAM), James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, The Talking Farm, and Literature for All of Us.

Additional information and grant applications forms are available on EFC’s website.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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