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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

The Women’s Fund Essex County Resilient Girls ProjectSept. 14, 2023Building and enhancing resilience in adolescent girlsFunds must be spent within Essex County
Dee & King Webster Fund for Greater LawrenceWill reopen in 2024Educational and out-of-school time opportunities for youthLawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA
Creative County Initiative ALAANA Artist Grant
Will reopen in 2024 Works by artists who identify as African, Latine, Asian, Arab or Native AmericanEssex County
Greater Lawrence Community FundOctober 2Essential needsLawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen
CCI Last Mile Fund2023 Grant Cycle is ClosedIndividual artists and creative makersEssex County
Essex County Land and Environment InitiativeWill reopen in 2024Projects or programsOrganizations serving residents of Essex County
The Women's Fund of Essex CountyWill reopen Nov 2023Women and girlsEssex County
Greater Lawrence Summer FundWill reopen in 2024Summer programsLimited to summer youth programs serving Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, and North Andover.
Greater Newburyport Fund for the BlindWill reopen in 2024Programs and servicesAmesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury
Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery FundRollingMunicipal initiatives for BusinessAndover, North Andover
Creative County Initiative Partnership GrantsWill reopen late 2024Public art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County
Creative County Initiative Special Projects GrantWill reopen in 2024Public art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County

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