Because the arts bring communities to life.
With $160K of support from ECCF’s Creative County Initiative, the Essex County Creative Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program succeeded in helping forty-seven creative nonprofits weather the early economic devastation of COVID-19, and the CCI creative network continues to grow and strengthen as a result. The Essex County Artist Fund remains open for individual artists economically affected by COVID-19.
As a result of the pandemic, the Danvers Historical Society has lost revenue from MoTern Media, Music Connection, Inessa’s Music Studio, Heritage Films who have regularly rented our property for public programming. Educational garden tour groups have canceled. Our monthly free Speaker Series and Open Mic Nights have gone dark. Our downtown visitor center has closed. The Society reduced staff that would support those public programs as well as the planning and execution of our spring events including Discover Danvers Round Table, 3rd Grade History Program, Artifact Open House, History-Harmony-Hotdogs, and a summer fundraiser gala. Our potential loss, based on April through early July in 2019, is $13,800. Our priceless volunteers and sponsors are reluctant to re-enter close contact situations or have focused their resources on the even more needy arena of healthcare.
Non-Profit: Danvers Historical Society – Danvers
Learn more: danvershistory.org
Mission: To educate a wide audience on the past and present culture of Danvers and Old Salem Village through exhibits, programming, and performances. We have a 35 year old program with the 3rd grade of the Danvers Public Schools and a 12 year program with regional institutions educating young adults with learning challenges.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation