our work

community leadership

In partnership with our communities, ECCF invests in systems-based community leadership work focused in areas identified as critical to the quality of life in Essex County as well as issues requiring an immediate response.

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arts and culture

Strengthening arts, culture and creativity in Essex County, in partnership with the Barr Foundation.

A house affected by the Gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley

crisis response

Providing resources and strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable populations in times of crisis.

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digital equity

Empowering thousands of residents with the access, tools and learning opportunities to fully participate in the digital world.


economic opportunity

Removing the barriers to a strong economic future for residents living below the living wage.

special initiatives

In collaboration with municipal, business, nonprofit and community leaders, ECCF also invests in special initiatives that address important opportunities and challenges in the county.

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generational philanthropy

Educating, inspiring, and connecting with Essex County’s next generation of donors through the NextGen Philanthropy initiative.

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impact essex county

ECCF’s public data website tracking 100+ health and wellness indicators across Essex County.

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north shore blue economy

A partnership with UMass Amherst to research and develop a regional blue economic development strategy.

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workforce development

Supporting pathways to good wages, career growth potential and stable financial futures.


ECCF’s community leadership work is powered by contributions from our generous community.

work & impact

get in touch

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Stratton Lloyd

Executive Vice President & COO
(978) 777-8876 x126

how can we help?

We would love to hear from you.

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500 Cummings Center, Suite 5450
Beverly, Massachusetts 01915