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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


New Essex County Nonprofit Directory!

We are pleased to launch the updated and revised directory of public serving nonprofits in Essex County. The directory is a great tool to learn about the nonprofit sector in Essex County and to inform your philanthropy. You can also use it to find a variety of services and volunteer opportunities, from youth programs and museums to environmental efforts, animal care and new agencies to support! Check it out, eccf.org/npd.

New Funds  All Funds

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Webster Family Fund
September 1, 2014

Merrimack Valley General Fund
September 15, 2014

The Women’s Fund of Essex County
December 1, 2014

Final report Forms

For grants submitted before the new online system was implemented, please use the following Final Report Form and Budget Form.


CNE Events

We are pleased to announce our Fall Workshops Series!

View Full schedule!

Next workshop

Telling Your Story
Tuesday, September 30, 9-11:30am
Presenter: Jo Kadlecek, Director of Communication, ECCF