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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy

Mission: The mission of the Essex County Community Foundation is to connect people, ideas and resources for the common good.

Programs: We manage over 80 charitable funds that provide grants to 100's of organizations countywide.We have initiated several collaborative programs for specific projects. These include; the Summer Fund of Greater Lawrence and the Summer Fund of Greater Lynn, which fund summer programs for inner-city youth; First Jobs, which provides grants to organizations hiring youth for the summer; Youth-at-Risk, which convenes youth serving organizations from across the county for a field day of workshops, talks and networking opportunities; Essex County Forum, which promotes smart growth for communities in the county; and the Womens Fund, which awards grants to organizations serving specifically women or girls.In addition we are continually bringing nonprofits together for workshops and seminars for the purpose of improving their capacity and management and to build networking and communication among like serving organizations.

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