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


Essex County Community Foundation announces funds for artists, non-profits
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

“How can we be stronger six months from now?” says Karen Ristuben, program director at the Essex County Community Foundation. “When you...more

Church music director offers virtual concert
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

... to help alleviate the loss of its spring fundraiser, and the Essex County Artist Relief Fund (sponsored by Essex County Community...more

Column: Federal stimulus, and local collaboration, are keys to recovery for businesses and nonprofits
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

In the immediate aftermath of the explosions, the Lawrence Partnership and Essex County Community Foundation led a broad coalition that...more

Pentucket Arts Foundation receives $2K gift
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

“The Essex County Creative Community Foundation's gift to the Pentucket Arts Foundation at this time is evidence of their constant and...more

Seeds in the storm: Relief fund aims to turn artists' plights into possibilities
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Essex County Community Foundation

Courtesy photoEssex County Community Foundation funded a host of projects through its Creative County Initiative in 2018-19, including the...more

Essex County Community Foundation invests in local artists during COVID-19 pandemic
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Essex County Community Foundation, which has long supported arts and culture through its Creative County Initiative, is responding to...more

Essex County Community Fund Supports Local Arts
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The arts move, inspire and connect us, especially in trying times. ... “The majority of Essex County's individual creative talents are freelancers without a ... now,” said Karen Ristuben, ECCF's...more

With $10M, Eastern Bank donates to charities, food banks, establishes loan funds
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Those organizations include the Essex County Community Foundation Essex County COVID-19 Response Fund, New Hampshire...more

UPDATE: Veterans brunch, other events postponed, canceled
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The Essex County Community Foundation announced plans Tuesday to make its 11th annual Institute for Trustees, the region's largest all-day...more

Column: Facing a real community crisis
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation, GE Foundation

Stratton Lloyd is the COO and vice Ppresident of Community Leadership at Essex County Community Foundation. Michelle Xiarhos Curran is...more

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