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Mental health major focus of new ECCF COVID-19 Grants

Danvers, MA — Mental health providers are preparing for the “tsunami of need” that is heading their way in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mental health support – especially among Essex County’s most vulnerable populations – continues to rise as fear and anxiety about the virus, unemployment and social isolation build.

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ECCF Announces Arts Grant Recipients and Additional Funding

Danvers, MA — Essex County Community Foundation announced today that it is once again processing grant applications to the Essex County Artist Fund and the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program. The funds, established in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, are part of ECCF’s Creative County Initiative (CCI) to support Essex County’s creative ecosystem

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In Fourth Round of COVID Grants, ECCF Awards $650,000

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

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ECCF Fundholders Give More as Pandemic Grips Essex County

FEATURE STORY By Michelle Xiarhos Curran As unemployment numbers began to swell and lines at local food pantries grew during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, Essex County Community Foundation fundholders sprang into action. From March 1 – April 15, 2020,...

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Federal stimulus, and local collaboration, keys to recovery

The historic $2.2 trillion CARES Act, passed last week by Congress and designed to buoy the economy in the wake of the coronavirus, includes nearly $380 billion in relief for small businesses. This infusion of resources is critical, but our experience supporting small businesses in the recovery from the Columbia Gas emergency teaches us that for many of our small businesses to leverage these resources, they will require additional interventions in the short- and long-term too.

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Merrimack Valley: Place and Meaning 2020

Merrimack Valley, MA — What if there was one place you could “visit” to learn more about the spaces, places, activities events, and memories that define community, culture, and connection for all of your friends and neighbors?

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Local Funders Convene for Virtual Funders Summit

On Tuesday, April 14, ECCF convened more than 70 local funders for their biennial Funders Summit. Originally planned at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and centered on the topic of Capitalization, ECCF made a swift pivot amidst the COVID-19 health crisis and the...

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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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North Shore Conversations w/ Stratton Lloyd & Karen Ristuben

North Shore Conversations w/ Stratton Lloyd & Karen Ristuben

Thank you to North Shore Alliance for hosting ECCF’s COO and VP for Community Leadership, Stratton Lloyd, and Creative County Initiative Program Director, Karen Ristuben, on its weekly show, North Shore Conversations, to talk about the effects of COVID-19 on arts organizations and what the Creative County Initiative has done in response.

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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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