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.

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Recent News from Essex County Community Foundation

Brea and Huy Receive Scholarships From Arts Institute Group of MV and Methuen Arts Initiative
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Methuen Arts recently received a creative placemaking grant from the Essex County Community Foundation, Creative County Initiative. The grant...more

Our View: Bridging the digital divide
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Stratton Lloyd, executive vice president of the Essex County Community Foundation, says in an interview, “As the water level has come down...more

A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention | AAPIP
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Boston Foundation, California Community Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Essex County Community Foundation, Initiative Foundation, Jacobs Family Foundation, Kalamazoo Community Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Omaha Community Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Rose Community Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Stanislaus Community Foundation, Surdna Foundation, California Endowment, Chicago Community Trust, Cleveland Foundation, Columbus Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Minneapolis Foundation, Missouri Foundation for Health, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, San Diego Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Washington Women's Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, William T. Grant Foundation, Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Open Society Foundations, California Wellness Foundation, Simons Foundation, Central Valley Community Foundation

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially...more

'Light the Falls' Methuen Placemaking Project Receives $25000 ECCF Grant
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Essex County Community Foundation

... new collaborative public art and creative placemaking projects being funded by Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County...more

Essex County Community Foundation Receives Money to Help with COVID-19 Hardships
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Michael Kennealy, secretary of housing and economic development. (Photograph by Chris Van Buskirk/SHNS.) Essex County Community...more

Support for arts needed now more than ever
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

With past practices and current challenges in mind, Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County Initiative aims to strengthen the...more

Essex County Community Foundation Looks to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

A 13-member committee made up of a diverse cross-section of local leaders is joining Essex County Community Foundation in advancing racial...more

Matching grants found for next phase of skateboard park
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Awarded by the Essex County Community Foundation, the grant will match dollar for dollar donations received from the community. Last year,...more

Business Briefs: Record-breaking home sale; Scalise ranked top-producing; BTCF Institute for ...
Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Essex County Community Foundation

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced dates for its 2021 Institute for Trustees, a virtual conference for nonprofit leaders,...more

Marigold Montessori School of Haverhill Receives Grant from COVID-19 Response Fund
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

... Foundation during the charitable organization's third and final round of open application grants from the Essex County COVID-19 Response...more

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