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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



Celebration of Giving

Thursday, May 7, 7:30–9:00am
Boston Marriott Peabody

Our annual Celebration of Giving recognizes the exceptional efforts of individuals, families, companies and organizations working to advance the nonprofit sector, strengthen communities and enhance the quality of life in Essex County. Read about this year’s honorees, sponsorship opportunities and RSVP.

New Funds  All Funds

  • David Welbourn Fund for Innovation and Collaboration
  • Richard J. Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Goodwin Wregg Land Stewardship Endowment Fund
  • Inspire to Act Fund
  • JEOL Families Scholarship Fund
  • Lupoli Family Fund
  • Robinhood Cove Fund
  • Webster Scholarship Fund

Nonprofit of the Year Award!

Thank you for submitting your nominations. The Awardee will be announced this spring!

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Hardscrabble Fund
April 15th

North Shore Community Health Network
April 15th

F1rst Jobs
April 24th

CNE Events

Youth at Risk Conference
June 3rd, 2015
8 am - 3:30 pm
Endicott College, Beverly, MA