The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated more than $1 million in grants to 69 nonprofits at the bank’s ninth annual Community Quarterback event. The following local organizations were each awarded $10,000 grants: Aviv Centers for Living, Peabody; House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, Salem; Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation, Salem; and Salem CyberSpace, Salem. Grants of $15,000 were awarded to North Shore Elder Services in Danvers and Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody.
At its annual spring meeting, the Essex National Heritage Commission named the following local organizations as recipients of the 2013 Partnership Grant Awards: Danvers Alarm List Company, Danvers; Ipswich River Watershed Association, Ipswich; and Essex County Greenbelt Association. in Essex. The awards are part of a matching grant program to help preserve and promote historic, cultural and natural resources in the heritage area.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 25th annual auction, Shop Local, online at www.peabodychamber.com through Friday, May 31. The auction offers a wide range of items from local businesses, including travel packages, Red Sox tickets, autographed sports memorabilia and gift certificates. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Peabody Education Foundation.