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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

NiSource Charitable Foundation Fund for Merrimack ValleyDecember 15, 2022ProgramsPreference given to Andover, Lawrence and North Andover. Others, see guidelines.
Dee & King Webster Fund for Greater LawrenceJune 1, 2023Educational and out-of-school time opportunities for youthLawrence, Methuen and Andover, MA
Greater Lawrence Community FundOctober 3, 2022Essential needsLawrence, Andover, North Andover and Methuen
Essex County Land and Environment InitiativeEarly 2023Projects or programsOrganizations serving residents of Essex County
The Women's Fund of Essex CountyJanuary 10, 2023 Women and girlsEssex County
Greater Lawrence Summer FundMarch 15, 2023Summer programsLawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Andover
Greater Newburyport Fund for the BlindMay 5, 2023Programs and servicesAmesbury, Byfield, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, and West Newbury
F1rst JobsMay 5, 2023Summer teen employmentNorth Shore - see guidelines
Merrimack Valley Municipal Business Development and Recovery FundRollingMunicipal initiatives for BusinessAndover, North Andover
Fund for Excellence in Essex CountyAugust 26, 2022Racial equity cohort learning opportunityEssex County
Creative County Initiative Partnership GrantsApplication due January 30, 2023 for those who are moved into final roundPublic art, creative placemaking and other special projectsEssex County

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