In 1998, David Tory, together with Lorraine Astle, founded Broadhow, a 501(c)( 3) company, to provide infrastructure support and training services to non-profit organizations supporting children and families at risk throughout Essex County. Uniquely, Broadhow's mission was to provide these services for free or at minimal costs. In the course of providing these services, Broadhow staff became aware of a number of issues that would be best addressed by a community foundation -- but at the time there was no such foundation that focused on Essex County.
In response to these needs, Broadhow, after many months of consideration and close consultation with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and community leaders decided to change its legal status and name and became the Essex County Community Foundation.
People's United Community Foundation and People's United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts, the philanthropic arms of People's United Bank, today announced that it awarded $303,234 to...more
The Scholarship Committee works with Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester Essex Regional high schools in the selection of the recipient. The scholarship is administered by the Essex County Community...more
It will provide more than $750,000 in funding through its Creative County Initiative, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Boston-based Barr Foundation and $250,000 raised by ECCF. The money will be...more
The foundation, which oversees more than $70 million in charitable assets for people who donate to the foundation, is putting money behind its big plans. It will provide more than $750,000 in funding...more
The upbeat daylong event, sponsored by the Essex County Community Foundation and the Barr Foundation, introduced the Creative County Initiative, which supports partnerships to create public artworks,...more