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Promoting philanthropy and strengthening nonprofits serving the people of Essex County, Massachusetts

  • 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 143 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.

Promoting philanthropy and strengthening nonprofits serving the people of Essex County, Massachusetts


Save the date for the Institute for Trustees!

Saturday, March 19th, 2016
This unique annual conference created for members of boards of directors, boards of trustees and executive directors of nonprofit organizations features presentations from the region's leading experts on board development, financial sustainability, fundraising, strategic planning, board/staff relations and more. Learn more about the Institute!

New Funds  All Funds

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


Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The Women's Fund of Essex County
December 1, 2015

Fund for Nonprofit Excellence
January 5, 2016

CNE Events

View our upcoming nonprofit educational offerings,
2015-2016 Workshop Schedule

Next Workshop

Fundraising: A Major Gifts Intensive

Tuesday, December 1, 9-11:30am
Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA