Leading Change. Transforming Communities.
  • Helping us understand and address Essex County's greatest challenges.

  • Helping support nonprofits on the front lines with capacity building grants.

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

    Home to over 180 Charitable Funds including the Women's Fund of Essex County.

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

  • Providing vital training to nonprofit leaders through the annual Institute for Trustees.

  • Increasing educational opportunities for young people through scholarships.

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


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Donor Highlight

Philanthropic Values Run Deep

“I use the term ‘invest’ because that’s really what we are doing with our donor advised fund at ECCF,” said Harrigan. “We invest in nonprofits and feel like we share in the ownership of their successes.”

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