Dear Friends and Neighbors of Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton:

Welcome to our website where you can learn more about who we are, our mission, the organizations we support, the events we participate in and how you can support us financially or otherwise. The Essex Community Fund has been in existence since the 1940’s and exists to assist the non-profit organizations best qualified to provide services to the villages of Essex.

The Mission of ECFis to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. This is accomplished by providing financial and program support to local organizations, and through participation and support of community activities. These organizations provide services in the following areas:

Food and Meal Programs
Educational Programming
Environmental Protection and Preservation
Fuel Assistance
Health Services
Public Safety
Support of the Arts and Culture

Giving to one gives to all

Giving to one gives to all

ECF distributes funds annually and raises funds thru annual drives for contributions as well as our “ Evening at the Ivoryton Playhouse” event every June. ECF exists solely thanks to the ongoing generous financial donations made by Essex citizens and business. Because ECF has a volunteer board made up of nine local residents with no paid staff or office expenses we are able to keep our expenditures to a minimum, allowing the fullest extent of your contributions to be distributed to the non- profits providing services and support to our community. Currently we have thirty-seven benefactors, the board reviews these organizations annually and works diligently to stay abreast of the changing need of our villages. The Essex Community Fund is proud to be a funding portal to our community.