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Leading Change. Transforming Communities.

  • Kids having fun at a YMCA camp.

    Distributing over $4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations each year.

  • The Women's Fund of Essex County at their annual Power of the Purse fundraiser.

    Home to over 150 Charitable Funds including the Women's Fund of Essex County.

  • Groundwork Lawrence Green Team

    Providing support for youth programs like the Groundwork Lawrence Green Team.

  • Institute for Trustees

    Supporting trustees through the IFT

  • Notre Dame High School Graduation

    Supporting schools that increase opportunities for inner city youth.

  • A workshop on Capital Campaigns

    Presenting workshops on all aspects of nonprofit management.

  • Cape Ann Art Haven

    Helping young organizations gain the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.

  • YAR workshop

    Gathering youth care providers for training and networking at the Youth at Risk Conference.

  • Graduation ceremony

    Assisting young people reach their dreams through scholarships.

  • National Association of Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

    Supporting initiatives to relieve local hunger.

Leading Change.

Transforming Communities.


Registration now open for the Institute for Trustees!

Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Pingree School, Hamilton MA

The Institute for Trustees is an all-day conference for boards of directors, boards of trustees and executive directors of nonprofit organizations. This annual event features presentations from the region's leading experts on board development, financial sustainability, fundraising, strategic planning, board/staff relations and more.



New Funds  All Funds

  • Bishop Family Fund
  • Community Indicators and Assessment Fund
  • Fink Family Fund
  • Tosi Family Fund
  • Evelyn Lily Lutz Foundation Fund


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund
March 15, 2016

Hardscabble Fund
April 15, 2016

F1rst Jobs Fund
April 15, 2016

CNE Events

Institute for Trustees
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Pingree School, Hamilton MA