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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...
Across Essex County, one out of every five households lacks a basic computer. Approximately 160,000 residents live without high-speed internet access. But the digital divide – the gap between those with access to technology and those without – runs much deeper than hardware and broadband.
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.
ECCF’s Greater Lawrence Community Fund Announces Grant Deadline and Open Applications for the Patricia F. Karl Innovation Award
Born and raised in Lawrence, MA, Patricia F. Karl was deeply committed to helping youth and families in Greater Lawrence.
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.
Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation, a $90+ million grantmaking organization serving the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, is pleased to announce that Marblehead resident Ana Colmenero has been elected to the organization’s Board of Trustees.
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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Conversations on Capitalization and Community Workshop Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (for nonprofit organizations) Essex County Community Foundation invites you to participate in Grantmakers in the Arts’ Conversations on Capitalization and Community...
Creative County Initiative Monthly Meet Ups Hosted by Karen Ristuben, Program Director for the Creative County Initiative and John Andrews, founder of Creative Collective MA These monthly Meet Ups are a casual opportunity to meet your creative peers for both open...
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