Behind the demographic, social and economic data we collect are 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.
Every woman and girl has the right to a life that is safe, financially secure and where the opportunity for a brighter future is possible. We are a committed community of agencies, volunteers and donors. We focus on Essex County because we believe sustainable social change begins on the local level.
Financial insecurity, unhealthy living environments and lack of opportunities prevent women from thriving. 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 economy.
(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