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.
Non-Profit: Maritime Gloucester – Gloucester
Learn more: maritimegloucester.org
Mission: The mission of Maritime Gloucester is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Our educational programs support our community through summer education programs and our award winning, STEM programs within the local schools. We teach maritime science education with a sense of place to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student, inspiring them to become better cultural and environmental stewards. For many years, the science programming offered by MG was the only science the elementary student received. Our work continues as we attempt to support local schools with virtual content and support the teachers in this process, including those Title 1 schools in our local system.
Learn more about the Essex County Community Foundation