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  • YOU can improve the lives of those living in Essex County with a gift today.

  • Your gift can help us understand and address Essex County's greatest challenges.

  • Your gift can help support nonprofits on the front lines with capacity building grants.

  • Your gift can provide support for youth programs like the Groundwork Lawrence Green Team.

  • Your gift can help us provide vital training to local nonprofits through our annual Institute for Trustees.

  • Your gift can support schools working to enhance learning opportunities for students.

  • Your gift can help young organizations gain the knowledge and tools they need to succeed.


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Bob Gore elected to ECCF Board of Trustees

The Essex County Community Foundation has announced that Robert C.

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On anniversary of son's death, hope remains

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ECCF announces hiring of new Program Officer

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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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