P. O. Box 5648 Evanston, Illinois
Meets on the first Friday of every month at 7:00pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers.
Through the Extraordinary Service program, works on improving the living standards within the Black community through economic education; creating exposure and opportunities for the women entrepreneur; adopting and/or assisting Black families, with an emphasis on the Black male; and improving the mental and physical health of local communities.
Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league. Hosts annual fundraising gala.
The Evanston Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future. The Foundation builds and manages more than 60 distinct funds, addressing Evanston’s changing needs through grantmaking, and provides leadership on important community issues.
Largest single fund is CommunityWorks with its mandate, Every Evanston child ready for kindergarten and every youth ready for work.
The All Our Sons fund supports programs for young males and encourages boys and young men to become full members of the community.
Leadership Evanston trains participants in community leadership skills, in order to develop leadership potential and community engagement in individuals living or working in Evanston.
Established in March 1994, the mission of the Forrest E. Powell Foundation is to help people work to achieve their dreams. It supports hard-working individuals who wish to succeed through commitment and proper training. Awards scholarship to deserving individuals entering trade schools, or participating in vocational education and training programs. Also awards the Brendan Hedges Memorial Music Scholarship to deserving individuals pursuing a music career.
Annually, recognizes one person in the community who has demonstrated a commitment to family and community through hard work with the Annual Work Ethic Award.
Independent, not-for-profit volunteer organization created by civic leaders to support the District 65 school district. Solicits donations from public and private sources to support and promote educational programs and services for District 65 students. Funded programs are intended to make an impact on narrowing the achievement gap, improving literacy skills and increasing students’ awareness and interest in the arts.
KIDS Global Network, Inc. uses the arts to improve the physical, educational and social circumstances of disadvantaged children at home and abroad.
Connecting Continents is a project that aims to bring students from two elementary schools together in the United States and South Africa. 5th grade students at Oakton Elementary School in the Chicago area are corresponding with children of the same age at Manyeleti Primary School in Gothenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Through shared journals, letters, photos and video, these students are learning about the lives and culture of their pen pals.
As one of Evanston’s leading charitable and service organizations, the Rotary Club of Evanston has provided countless hours of volunteer service and significant monetary support for a variety of local causes since it was founded in 1920.
The Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization that provides monetary grants directly to local charitable organizations. In more than two decades of service to the community, the Charitable Fund has raised and distributed many thousands of dollars in Evanston.
An international service organization founded locally in 1905.
Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.
The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.
Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.
Founded in Evanston in 1905, the Rotary Club has grown to an organization of more than 1.2 million members. A re-creation of the first Rotary Club meeting place is on display as well as other historic items. It’ss international headquarters are in the One Rotary Center at 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston.
United Way helps donors by channelling their gifts to organizations addressing Evanston’s most pressing human needs; supports 30 member agencies in Evanston, including daycare, substance abuse programs, senior services, shelters, and family services.
As the largest private funder of human services in the region, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago understands that quality delivery of human services is critical to both serving our most vulnerable citizens, and to improving the economic future of our state.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston, founded in 1889, is a nonprofit organization of over 400 women from the North Shore and Chicago dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship. Annual events are: Holiday Bazaar (November), Annual Benefit Dinner and Revue Show (March), Dreams Delivered (April), and Spring Benefit (May). Supports many local social service agencies with donations and volunteer service. Clubhouse, 1702 Chicago Ave., at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue, is available for rentals.