Announcing New Grants Resource for Essex County Nonprofits — The EBSCO Publishing Grants Resource Center at ECCF

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~ The EBSCO Publishing Grants Resource Center at Essex County Community Foundation Provides Access to Valuable Resources for Nonprofits ~

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Brian Frykenburg of Friends of Andover Tennis Fund

Helping to fund the EBSCO Publishing Grants Resource Center allows us to make sure...nonprofit organizations are able to help themselves by using the resources provided by the Essex County Community Foundation.

Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the EBSCO Publishing Grants Resource Center at ECCF (GRC). In partnership with Associated Grant Makers and sponsored by EBSCO Publishing, the GRC is a valuable research database for nonprofits seeking new funding sources through regional, national and international granting foundations. The GRC is a portal located at Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers that provides access, free of charge, to two databases: AGM’s Grant Makers Directory which consists of in-depth data on 400 funders that grant in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online which includes over 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grant-making public charities.

The GRC portal opened on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The first in the door was Brian Frykenburg of Friends of Andover Tennis Fund. He said, “It’s a valuable resource. I found three good leads that I will now pursue for new funding!”

The GRC at ECCF is available by appointment only Monday through Friday (except holidays) 10am - 5pm. Beginning in March, extended hours will be available one day per week until 7 pm and one Saturday per month from 9 am – 12 noon. Dates TBA. The GRC is available for nonprofit staff, grant writers, fund holders, foundation staff and development consultants. It is not available to for-profit businesses.

The GRC is part of ECCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence - a comprehensive set of educational offerings, services and resources designed to train and support nonprofit leadership. Learn more or sign-up for a GRC session.

EBSCO Publishing, located in Ipswich, provides research databases, eBooks and digital historical archives to schools, academic institutions and public libraries as well as, hospitals and corporations around the world. EBSCO Publishing President Tim Collins says, as a large employer in the area, EBSCO Publishing understands the need for community involvement. “Helping to fund the EBSCO Publishing Grants Resource Center allows us to make sure this valuable service is sustained and nonprofit organizations are able to help themselves by using the resources provided by the Essex County Community Foundation.”

About ECCF
ECCF is a Convener, Teacher, Grantor and Investment Manager for Essex County’s Donors and Nonprofits. Together, the foundation and its community of philanthropists, raise millions in charitable funds and nonprofit assets, give millions in effective grants and strategic counsel and teach thousands of nonprofit leaders management skills, best practices and economies of scale.

About EBSCO Publishing
Publishing EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is a leading provider of research databases and eBooks for public libraries, colleges, universities, schools, hospitals, medical institutions, corporations and government institutions worldwide. EBSCO Publishing is conveniently located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, minutes from the commuter rail stop. EBSCO Publishing has been growing and thriving for more than 25 years and currently employs more than 900 people in its Massachusetts headquarters. EBSCO continues to expand, hiring an average of 100 new employees every year. Learn more about EBSCO Publishing at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers

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