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ECCF grants are either donor-advised or public through a competitive program where eligible nonprofits may apply. ECCF funds that offer competitive grant programs each provide a unique purpose, requirements and deadlines to help nonprofits determine eligibility.

competitive grant programs

Grant Guidelines


Type of Support

Geographic Region

Creative County Initiative Last Mile FundRolling*
Individual artists and creative makersEssex County
Creative County Initiative Special Projects GrantRolling*
Public art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County
Dee & King Webster Fund for Greater LawrenceMay 13Educational and out-of-school time opportunities for youthLawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA
NiSource Charitable Foundation Fund for Merrimack ValleyJanuary 15ProgramsPreference given to Andover, Lawrence and North Andover. Others, see guidelines.
Greater Lawrence Summer FundMarch 15Summer programsLimited to summer youth programs serving Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, and North Andover.
Greater Newburyport Fund for the BlindMay 6Programs and servicesAmesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury
Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery FundRollingMunicipal initiatives for BusinessAndover, North Andover
Susan Bradbury Animal Welfare FundJune 3Animal WelfareEssex County

*Note for Creative County applicants
(Applicants may only submit one [1] proposal to one [1] CCI grant program per calendar year.)

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