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COVID-19 pandemic

The Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund launched on March 20, 2020 to support nonprofits on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Over the course of two years, the fund united our communities in a countywide, collaborative approach to giving. Together, we helped nonprofits address the immediate effects of the pandemic, and supported the finding of solutions to build long-term strength and resiliency in our communities.

Essex County Covid-19 Response Fund Impact Report

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Impact Report

March 2020 – March 2022

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nonprofit stories of impact

We are honored to share the stories of nonprofit systems doing critical work to support our most vulnerable  neighbors every day – but especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you listen to and share these stories with your friends and families. And if you are able, we urge you to GIVE to support this incredible work.

Lynn Comm. Health Center

Root, Salem

The Center, Lawrence

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covid-19 news

Funding partnerships power support for behavioral health systems

ECCF and partners award nearly $600,000 in collaborative grants   At the Integrated Center for Group Medical Visits (ICGMV), a national leader in the group medical care model with strong roots in Lawrence, Dr. Jeffrey Geller, co-chair of the nonprofit, says the city...

Column: Systems of support help local students make gains

COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWS By Stratton Lloyd and Michelle Xiarhos Curran SEE ORIGINAL COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWS HERE. Though the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students is not yet fully known, what we do know – and what the early data confirms – is that...

Essex County Creative Economy to Get Boost from State Grant

ECCF-led virtual platform will distribute and promote region’s digital creative content Essex County’s cultural organizations and artists will soon have a powerful tool to aid in their economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a $230,000 grant from the...

Column: Philanthropy’s role in vaccine equity

COLUMN IN THE GLOUCESTER TIMES By Stratton Lloyd and Michelle Xiarhos Curran SEE ORIGINAL COLUMN IN THE GLOUCESTER TIMES HERE. What we know and how we approach the multi-layered issue of COVID-19 vaccine access is continuously evolving. But what remains the same is...

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Carol Lavoie Schuster

Vice President for Grants & Services
(978) 777-8876 x133

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