Essex County Community Foundation



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.


Web Address

www.eccf.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @ECCFGives

Community Foundation Background


  

Recent News from Essex County Community Foundation


Merrimack Valley Officials to Give Update on Businesses Impacted by Explosions
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

A coalition of businesses and civic groups spearheaded by the Lawrence Partnership and the Essex County Community Foundation will announce...more

Beyond Walls Announces Projects for Coming Year
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

3, Beyond Walls, in collaboration with the Essex County Community Foundation Creative County Initiative, will launch PATIO, a new initiative that...more

Essex County Community Foundation honors philanthropy at celebration
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The Essex County Community Foundation recognized the effort to assist the thousands of residents and businesses affected by the gas fires...more

Pop-up kids' museum to remain open this summer
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

It was initially funded through a $28,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation to the local cultural collaborative. It opened March...more

Our View: Cheers & Jeers for recent newsmakers
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The effort has momentum from related projects to light the Casey Bridge, as well as the Essex County Community Foundation's plan to light the...more

Family Promise receives grant from Essex County Community Foundation
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Family Promise, a nonprofit organization that aims to return families experiencing homelessness to economic self-sufficiency, has announced that...more

City of lights
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

About the same time the Essex County Community Foundation followed suit with plans to light the Ayer Mill clock tower, said Karen Ristuben of...more

Charity group honors to Sept. 13 gas crisis fund
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

That was the word, over and over again, that came out of people's mouths,” Baker said. “Everybody trusts the Essex County Community...more

Leaders of Essex County Community Foundation honored for helping gas crisis victims
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

13 and thousands of people needed financial help in a hurry, the Essex County Community Foundation stepped up and raised $3 million to aid...more

The Women's Fund of Essex County to host 'Power of the Purse' in Wenham
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The Women's Fund of Essex County to host 'Power of the Purse' in .... Proceeds help fund special projects and annual grant awards made by...more

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Essex County, MA

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