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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.


ECCF's Community Leadership Breakfast

On May 5, we will gather to celebrate remarkable leaders who have made a significant positive impact on Essex County. On this special occasion, ECCF is proud to honor The Trustey Family, Dick Sumberg of The Financial Advisors, LLC and the Fund for Nonprofit Excellence grantees for their incredible contributions to our shared communities. We hope you will join us. 

For more information and tickets, please visit www.eccf.org/celebration


New Funds  All Funds

  • Pelican Intervention Fund
  • Rick Starkweather Scholarship Fund
  • Tia D. Andrew Family Fund
  • D&P Gleason Fund
  • Ruth E. Brown Scholarship Fund
  • Impact Essex County Fund


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Merrimack Valley General Fund
Sept 15, 2016