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


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

Firehouse to launch waterfront artist colony shanties
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

In late 2018, the Firehouse Center for the Arts was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation's Creative County...more

Today's worthy cause
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The scholarship is administered by the Essex County Community Foundation. Donations: Peter Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Essex...more

Essex County Community Foundation welcomes trustee from Marblehead
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Jean Verbridge, of Marblehead, was elected to the Essex County Community Foundation board of trustees. The Essex County Community...more

Wenham resident elected to Essex County Community Foundation Board of Trustees
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Essex County Community Foundation

Essex County Community Foundation, a $70 million grant-making organization serving the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, recently...more

$1.3 million initiative aims to reduce income inequality
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

The Essex County Community Foundation, which serves the county's 34 cities and towns, announced the initiative to more than 200 nonprofit...more

Beyond Walls goes beyond Lynn, partners with Beverly's Cabot theater on murals project
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

Thanks to a $16,500 grant awarded by Essex County Community Foundation, the plan is to install murals that best reflect Beverly and its...more

ECCF unveils plan to empower economic opportunity in Essex County
Foundation: Essex County Community Foundation

26 at Wiggin Auditorium at Peabody City Hall to hear how Essex County Community Foundation and its partners will enable thousands of people...more

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Essex County, MA

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