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‘This is right where ECCF wants to be’

ECCF sponsors Digital Equity Challenge; MakeIt Haverhill Wins First Place MakeIt Haverhill, an organization that focuses on workforce development initiatives for the city’s residents, was the winner of the Digital Equity Challenge, a pitch competition for innovators...

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‘Generous’ listening is key to moving forward together

Dr. Kenann McKenzie delivers inspiring message to kick off the Institute for Trustees Danvers, MA --- When you think about your childhood, who was the person who really listened to your thoughts, feelings and ideas? Do you have a name? Now think about how that made...

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Column: To make real progress, we must listen

COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWSBy Carol Lavoie Schuster SEE ORIGINAL COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWS HERE. Throughout Essex County, the needs of our communities serve as the north star for the everyday – often heroic – responses of the social sector. Our residents, and the...

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ECCF Announces Next Cohort of Creative County ChangeMakers

Danvers, MA --- Essex County Community Foundation is excited to announce the second cohort of creative leaders who will participate in the foundation’s Creative County ChangeMakers program, set to begin March 28. Twelve artists, nonprofit and municipal heads will...

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New placemaking project helps grow food and community

New placemaking project helps grow food and community

Creative County supports agriCulture, a new gathering spot in Gloucester By Michelle Xiarhos Curran Nonprofit Backyard Growers built the community garden at Willowood, a Gloucester Housing Authority development, in 2017, and they have managed it ever since. In the...

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Supporting Ukraine

Dear Friends, As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, we at ECCF are saddened by the deepening humanitarian crisis that is unfolding as a result. We have heard from many donors and friends who are looking for ways to support the Ukrainian people – men, women,...

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More Than Just a Loan

COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWSBy Beth Francis and Stratton Lloyd SEE ORIGINAL COLUMN IN THE SALEM NEWS Leveraging local partnerships, MCCI helps creates real community change When the pandemic forced in-store sales to drop at Care Beauty Supply – located in The Point...

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