Essex County Community Foundation

Essex County Community Foundation

Government - Nonprofit


 (978) 777-8876

 175 Andover Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Our Mission
Essex County Community Foundation inspires philanthropy that strengthens the communities of Essex County by managing charitable assets, strengthening and supporting nonprofits, and engaging in strategic community leadership initiatives.  Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life in the 34 towns and cities of Essex County.

Managing Charitable Assets
by Barry O’Brien
ECCF makes charitable giving easy and rewarding.  We advise donors on the vehicles to best  meet their philanthropic goals, help maximize the impact of their giving though solid financial management and professional guidance, offer a wealth of knowledge about the nonprofits operating in Essex County and offer fundholders education and training on philanthropic giving and planning. Learn more…

Strengthening & Supporting Nonprofits
by Barry O’Brien
ECCF awards over $4 million grants each year to support the programs and operations of nonprofit organizations in Essex County and beyond.  ECCF also supports nonprofit leaders through its annual Institute for Trustees which provides training on all aspects of running a successful organization. Learn more…

Strategic Community Leadership
by Barry O’Brien
ECCF provides community leadership to identify and address the critical needs facing the communities in Essex County.  We do this by collecting and analyzing accurate and measurable data about the County, identifying key issues and bringing together the nonprofit, business, philanthropic and government leaders needed to address the challenges facing our region. Learn more…