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.

  • Cape Ann Art Haven

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

  • 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.


ECCF's new Impact Essex County website is the result of months of comprehensive research on the state of the County. Interactive, data-driven and fun-to-use, the website will tell the story of Essex County, where we shine and where we struggle, and will drive ECCF’s countywide needs assessment and the subsequent work to address the most critical issues in the 34 cities and towns of Essex County.


New Funds  All Funds

  • Ugo and Katherine San Antonio Marcello Scholarship Fund
  • Brendan Tobin Memorial Fund
  • Lois W. Smith Endowment Fund
  • George H. Carleton Fund
  • Harborlight-Stoneridge Endowment Fund
  • Harborlight-Stoneridge Biolabs Scholarship Fund
  • Ellis Steinmetz Family Fund


Donor Education

Please join us for a Conversation and Reception
The Wealth of Your Life:  A fresh look at defining a personal legacy
Susan Turnbull, Founder and Principal, Personal Legacy Advisors, LLC

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Academy at Penquin Hall
36 Essex Street
Wenham, MA
RSVP to k.miserandino@eccf.org or 978.777.8876 x30

Institute for Trustees

Save the Date: March 25, 2017
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