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Since 1998, ECCF and our family of donors have proudly awarded 12,863 grants totaling $106 million to nonprofit organizations in and beyond Essex County.
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
Type of Support
|Behavioral Health Partnership Grants||Feb. 11||Behavioral Health systems||Essex County|
|NiSource Charitable Foundation Fund for Merrimack Valley||Sept. 24||Programs||Preference given to Andover, Lawrence and North Andover. Others, see guidelines.|
|Dee & King Webster Fund for Greater Lawrence||Sept. 17||Educational and out-of-school time opportunities for youth||Lawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA|
|Greater Lawrence Community Fund||Oct. 1||Essential needs||Lawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen|
|Essex County Land and Environment Initiative||Oct. 15||Projects or programs||Organizations serving residents of Essex County|
|The Women's Fund of Essex County||Jan. 10||Women and girls||Essex County|
|Greater Lawrence Summer Fund||Mar. 15||Summer programs||Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Andover|
|North Shore Community Health Network||April 23||Community Health Improvement||Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Topsfield, Wenham, Danvers, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott.|
|Greater Newburyport Fund for the Blind||May 3||Programs and services||Amesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury|
|F1rst Jobs||May 1||Summer teen employment||North Shore - see guidelines|
|Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery Fund||Rolling||Municipal initiatives for Business||Andover, Lawrence, North Andover|
|Fund for Excellence in Essex County||TBD||Capacity Building||Essex County|
|Creative County Initiative Partnership Grants||Closed for 2021||Public art, creative placemaking and other special projects||Essex County|
|Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund - Food Systems Resiliency Partnerships Grants||Closed for 2021||Food system support||Essex County|
nonprofits & grants
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Carol Lavoie Schuster
Vice President for Grants, Nonprofit & Donor Services
(978) 777-8876 x133
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