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ECCF Announces Third Round of COVID-19 Response Grants

Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced today that it has awarded the third round of grants from its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund (the Fund), established in March to support nonprofits on the frontlines of the pandemic response in Essex County.

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Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program

Danvers, MA — In the first week of the Coronavirus crisis, Massachusetts’ nonprofit cultural organizations reported a loss of $55.7 million from event cancellations, layoffs, and venue closures. As this health crisis continues, the future of these organizations – which helps bring our communities to life – is becoming direr. Today, to support the nonprofits that inspire and lift us up, Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) is announcing the creation of the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program (the program).

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ECCF Invests in Local Artists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Danvers, MA – Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF), which has long supported arts and culture through our Creative County Initiative (CCI), is responding to the severe challenges artists and cultural nonprofits are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first is what the foundation expects will be a series of solutions for the creative community that focuses on direct support for our region’s artists. And you can help.

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First Round of Grants from COVID-19 Response Fund Announced

Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) announced today that its Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund (the fund) has awarded the first round of grants, totaling $317,000, to 35 nonprofits on the front lines of the COVID-19 health crisis and serving the most vulnerable populations in our region.

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Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund

To support community-based organizations on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak response, Essex County Community Foundation has announced the creation of the Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Sticking Together While Staying Apart

Below is a collection of trusted resources to support different facets of our communities. If you have something to add, please email Crystal Bates at c.bates@eccf.org for consideration.

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ECCF Office Closed but CONNECTED!

ECCF Office Closed but CONNECTED!

We are in the midst of a community health crisis, and we want you to know that Essex County Community Foundation is committed not only to doing our part to help mitigate the unique challenges that arise during this time but also to ensuring that regular operations at the Foundation continue as expected. While our physical office is closed to respect social distancing, our staff is still connected and working remotely.

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The Story Behind ECCF’s New Look

The ECCF you see today is made up of 230 charitable funds – a family of thoughtful and conscientious fundholders that care deeply about our region – and grants $7.7 million annually to nonprofit organizations on the front lines of social change and students that will help shape the course of our future.

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ECCF Partners With Tower to Highlight Work in Education

ECCF Partners With Tower to Highlight Work in Education

On Sept. 18, Essex County Community Foundation partnered with the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to convene more than 50 philanthropists and local community leaders to hear how educators are collaborating to improve outcomes so that Essex County students –...

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A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

ECCF Kicks off Asset Mapping in the Merrimack Valley Michelle Xiarhos Curran, ECCF Communications Writer Groups of people sat around tables on which scatterings of art supplies lay: some crayons, markers, colorful rolls of tape and a blank canvas. “If we can create an...

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