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Essex Community Fund

Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival

Come join us on March 12th, 2016 - Step off at Essex Town Hall at 10:30 a.m.

Why Join Us ?

Since 1949 ECF has been fundraising and distributing donations yearly to local non-profits with programs geared at serving the needs of our residents.  ECF not only serves as a grant making organization but also works with others to create programming and solutions to challenging situations facing our residents..  You are now part of a very special group of people committed to making a difference.   We look forward to the opportunity to meet you, and I encourage you to take part in our programming, volunteering opportunities and to meet the many incredible non- profit organizations that serve Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton.




To enhance the quality of life of the residents of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton. This is accomplished by identifying community needs, providing financial support, and forging partnerships with local non-profit organizations.



To be a leader in our community that understands and responds to the ongoing needs of our residents



  • Identify and Address existing and emergent community needs
  • Broaden participation in ECF with volunteers that are representative of our             community
  • Improve our financial resources

Our Team

ECF in the Community

Feeding the kids

July 6th - August 24th

 Monday- Thursday 11:30-12:30

3 Westbrook Road Centerbrook

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The Bridge Fund


Helps manage short-term and immediate financial needs for residents and families facing an emergency or crisis situation

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Compassion Counts


We are sponsoring a community health forum coming October 2015


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Fuel Assistance

The program available to residents who meet the funding criteria and provides a one-time fuel drop valued at $400

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Help Child for Food

Essex Day of Giving is the day we give the 40+ non profits grants to help them continue their work.


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Coming Soon

We will have more programs coming soon.

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Stuff a cruiser


Help stuff a cruiser to feed hungry family's during the holidays


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Over the past year we have reached our goal for food donated

Almost 4,000 pounds of food donated

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How you can help

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Become Volunteer

Want to join our dedicated team?

Contact us today and we can see what you can do!

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Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile is a program in which you buy things on Amazon and Amazon donates a portion of the money they make to us!

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Our Gallery






of volunteers


of Essex Residents helped

Our Charity Organizers

Jean Schneider


Suzanne McCormick

Vice President

Jackie Doane


Evan Haston

Technology Director

Lauren Caiazzo


Other team members: Darwyn Azzinaro,

Anne Winters Bishop, Chris Rodriguez,,

Pam Visel, Mary Samburg.


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Latest Events


March 12th, 2016- Essex Go Bragh Parade & Festival

March, 2016 - Essex Community Fund  Day of Giving

September 8th, 2016 - Man of La Mancha at the Ivorton Playhouse

November & December 2016 - Stuff a Cruiser with Essex Police Department

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