About the Foundation

About the Foundation

The Cape Ann Community Foundation, founded in 2015, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and enrichment of the critical nonprofit, educational, and economic infrastructure and initiatives located within the Cape Ann communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport, Massachusetts.

The Foundation carries out and sustains its mission in a variety of ways including, but not limited to: Regional promotion, community and economic development, fundraising, marketing and managing a special Cape Ann license plate, education and training, strategic planning and action, and private contributions. 

The Foundation, and its board, believe that by providing support and enrichment to its local economic, educational, and nonprofit enterprises, the organization serves as a responsible community partner working to ensure the future health, growth, and development of the region.