donors & giving
the eccf difference
Since 1998, it has been our mission to partner with donors in meaningful and effective philanthropy. We support your unique goals with resources and expertise, deepen your knowledge of local needs and nonprofits doing great work, and invite you into a network of changemakers, who, like you, are committed to improving the quality of life in Essex County and beyond.
what makes eccf different
Deep local knowledge
There are more than 4,000 nonprofits serving Essex County, and we know them well. We can connect you with organizations doing great work for the causes you care about most.
Expert giving guidance
Giving is most powerful when it is personal. We will use our 20 years of philanthropic experience to recommend a charitable fund and create a giving plan that is unique to you.
Establishing a fund at ECCF allows you to double your charitable impact. You will make a direct difference by recommending grants from your fund, and your investment in the Foundation supports ECCF’s Community Leadership work.
As stewards of the charitable assets entrusted to us, we work hard to manage your investments. We are guided by our Investment Committee, a volunteer group of board and community members with decades of investment experience.
A community for good
Join a peer network of like-minded local philanthropists and changemakers and experience the difference of doing good together.
donors & giving
get in touch
Director of Strategic Giving & Gift Planning
(978) 777-8876 x122
“Our partnership with ECCF has made it considerably easier for us to really focus on our mission of helping women and girls live better lives. The Foundation not only provides administrative support and effective management of our assets, but their focus on making a local impact has been a great fit for our vision of sustainable change right here in Essex County.”
– Lynn Bryant, The Women’s Fund of Essex County
how can we help?
We would love to hear from you.