ECCF donors learn about the unique challenges facing nonprofits battling homelessness By Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer When the COVID-19 pandemic began last March, nonprofits supporting Essex County’s homeless population were blindsided....
Over the next four months, Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), which serves the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, will distribute $1.2 million to select area nonprofits serving and supporting those most vulnerable to the devastating effects of the pandemic.
Final round of Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund grants address learning loss, opportunity gaps, mental health and more Danvers, MA --- Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), a nonprofit working to improve the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, is pleased to...
Danvers, MA --- Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), a nonprofit working to improve the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, is pleased to announce the recipients of the second round of open application grants from our Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund. The...
As a society, we invest in roads and buildings, in water and electric systems because they are vital to our economic development and prosperity. So are people. But do we invest effectively in our human infrastructure?
Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), a nonprofit working to improve the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, is proud to announce the recipients of the first round of open application grants from our Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund.
With Help From the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, ECCF grants $5.6 Million in Emergency COVID Relief to Area Nonprofits
Danvers, MA – The fallout from COVID-19 has challenged local nonprofits to do more with less. But from March through July, Essex County Community Foundation – seeking to support their critical work in our communities – granted a total of $5.6 million to Essex County organizations working to help residents through the pandemic.
During a typical summer, 40 children from Greater Lawrence have the opportunity to spend a week at Windrush Farm in North Andover, one of the oldest therapeutic riding centers in the country. Through the farm’s Giddy Up & Grow program, not only do the kids learn to ride and care for the ponies, but they are also taught how to harvest vegetables from the farm’s bountiful garden, bake zucchini bread and engage in literacy activities based on stories starring the farm’s fabled residents.
Danvers, MA — According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, about 24% of renters in Massachusetts have little to no confidence that they can make their next housing payment.
As we navigate through and past the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex County has within our grasp the antidote to recent labor market reports: human potential. Prior to COVID-19, Massachusetts had long enjoyed one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, but things have changed. While state data for June is not yet available, the Bay State’s May unemployment rate of 16.3% tied for the 4th highest in the country and was three percent higher than the national rate at the time.
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