Behind the demographic, social and economic data we collect are the women and families who struggle with life's basic needs. This data helps us identify targeted programs and track their effect. We are a resource to our agencies, other nonprofits and elected officials as we work together.
We believe that every woman and girl has the right to a life that is safe, financially secure with an opportunity for a brighter future. Our focus is on Essex County because sustainable social change begins on the local level. Stronger women and girls build stronger families; stronger families build stronger communities.
Investing in women and girls is the most effective strategy to strengthen families, communities and the local economy. Partnering with agencies, we address issues of financial insecurity, unhealthy living environments and lack of opportunities that prevent women from thriving.
(Source: American Community Survey, 2017 Data)
*Written June 2017; 2016 Data
The Women’s Fund of Essex County changes the lives of women and girls in need or at risk by targeting and funding transformative programs that address complex and overlapping issues. Through our rigorous grant allocation process, we partner with organizations that provide women and girls a path to meet their potential. With a single donation, our supporters invest in the future of our community. We believe positive change begins with one woman, one girl at a time. It begins with each of us.
(Families with Children)
Married Couple Family
Male Household Family
Female Household Family