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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 ALAANA Artist GrantRolling Works by artists who identify as African, Latine, Asian, Arab or Native AmericanEssex County
Creative County Initiative Last Mile FundRollingIndividual artists and creative makersEssex County
Creative County Initiative Special Projects GrantRollingPublic art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County
NiSource Charitable Foundation Fund for Merrimack ValleyJanuary 15ProgramsPreference given to Andover, Lawrence and North Andover. Others, see guidelines.
Essex County Land and Environment InitiativeFebruary 15Projects or programsEssex County
Greater Lawrence Summer FundMarch 15Summer programsLimited to summer youth programs serving Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, and North Andover.
Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery FundRollingMunicipal initiatives for BusinessAndover, North Andover

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