Click on the pins to learn more about the new businesses that have opened since last fall in downtown Evanston, according to a report from the business district.
Since last October 15 new businesses have opened in downtown Evanston, with more than half of them in the food industry. The new businesses employ a total of 112 full-time and 67 part-time workers, according to city data.
The Evanston Community Foundation awarded $217,000 to 29 local nonprofits this year as part of its responsive grants program.
Founded in 1986, the Evanston Community Foundation has awarded grants to local nonprofits on a yearly basis since 1987. The 2012 class of grantees, announced in May, will be the largest ever. From a pool of 64 applicants, 24 nonprofits were chosen to receive money through the organization’s responsive grants initiative, which funds programs and infrastructure at local nonprofits. Related: Armed With $217,000, 29 Evanston Nonprofits Go to Work Want to stay up to date with the latest news on Evanston volunteers? Sign up for our free, daily newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox.