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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

Food Security Grant ProgramClosedFood SecurityEssex County
Behavioral Health Partnership Grants

Friday, June 17Behavioral Health systemsEssex County
Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund Open ApplicationSept. 30, 2020Education & YouthOrganizations serving residents of Essex County, Massachusetts. Priority will be given to organizations based in Essex County.
NiSource Charitable Foundation Fund for Merrimack ValleyClosedProgramsPreference given to Andover, Lawrence and North Andover. Others, see guidelines.
Dee & King Webster Fund for Greater LawrenceJuly 8Educational and out-of-school time opportunities for youthLawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA
Greater Lawrence Community FundOct. 3Essential needsLawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen
Essex County Land and Environment InitiativeClosedProjects or programsOrganizations serving residents of Essex County
The Women's Fund of Essex CountyClosedWomen and girlsEssex County
Greater Lawrence Summer FundMarch 15Summer programsLawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Andover
Greater Newburyport Fund for the BlindClosedPrograms and servicesAmesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury
F1rst JobsMay 6Summer teen employmentNorth Shore - see guidelines
Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery FundRollingMunicipal initiatives for BusinessAndover, North Andover
Fund for Excellence in Essex CountyAugust 26Racial equity cohort learning opportunityEssex County
Creative County Initiative Partnership GrantsClosedPublic art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County

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