Evanston Community Foundation to award largest amount of grants with help from Dance Marathon

Tori Latham, City Editor

The Evanston Community Foundation will dole out this week the largest amount of grants it has ever given, with much of the money coming from its regular partnership with Dance Marathon, the organization announced Monday.

The local non-profit will announce its grant recipients May 27 at its annual awards ceremony at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave., ECF said in a news release. This year, DM donated $92,943.29 to ECF, which served as DM’s secondary beneficiary.

“We are thrilled to be announcing a record amount in our responsive grantmaking this year, in large part due to our longtime partnership with Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon and the largest group of grantmaking partners we have ever had,” said Marybeth Schroeder, ECF’s vice president for programs, in the release. “With this support, we are able to say yes to innovative approaches and partnerships addressing Evanston’s challenges.”

The organization offers grants through several different programs and initiatives, including Responsive Grants, root2fruit, Communityworks, Partners for the Future and Community Catalyst.

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