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.
Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced today that it has awarded a seventh round of grants from its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, which has been supporting nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic response in Essex County since the fund’s inception in March.
Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced this week that it has awarded a sixth round of grants from its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, established in March to support nonprofit organizations on the frontlines of the pandemic response in Essex County.
On March 11, 2020, we were thrust into a global health crisis that has so profoundly affected our way of life. Over the last three months, the Coronavirus pandemic has leveled unprecedented personal, societal, organizational and economic challenges against us, and it has exposed longstanding needs and inequities like rocks revealed in the receding tide.
Danvers, MA — Mental health providers are preparing for the “tsunami of need” that is heading their way in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mental health support – especially among Essex County’s most vulnerable populations – continues to rise as fear and anxiety about the virus, unemployment and social isolation build.
Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation announced today that it is once again processing grant applications to the Essex County Artist Fund and the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program. The funds, established in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are part of ECCF’s Creative County Initiative (CCI) to support Essex County’s creative ecosystem
FEATURE STORY By Michelle Xiarhos Curran As unemployment numbers began to swell and lines at local food pantries grew during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Essex County Community Foundation fundholders sprang into action. From March 1 – April 15, 2020,...
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