Community Involvement

Building Better Communities

At Essex, we believe that creating a positive living experience extends beyond the grounds of our communities and into each neighborhood that we serve.  At a local level, we participate in school supply drives, fundraisers, holiday gift drives, and more. At the corporate level, we are passionate about giving back in the form of organized workplace giving and donating our time to a variety of volunteer activities.

Supported Organizations

Organizations that we are proud to support include:


  • HomeAid Northern California
  • Orange City Firefighters
  • San Mateo Police
  • Santa Ana Police Officer's Association
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Friends of San Francisco City Planning
  • Casa Pacifica
  • Families Forward
  • Downtown Streets Team
  • Stop the Hidden Pacific
  • American Red Cross
  • Lake County Fire Victims Relief Fund

Pacific Northwest

  • Jubilee Reach
  • The Annual Bikes for Africa Project
  • The Sofia Way
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Salvation Army
  • Bella's Closet
  • Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • Seattle Humane Society
  • Operation Gratitude

Northern California

  • Toys for Tots
  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
  • Housing Industry Foundation
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Toys for Children's Hospital in Oakland
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • Children's Fund Toy Drive
  • Family Giving Tree

Southern California

  • Becky's House Toy Donations
  • Toys for Tots
  • Goodwill
  • Circle of Concern

Find a Career with Essex

Make your next career move to Essex. We believe that taking care of our residents starts with taking care of our associates and offer a host of employee-centric benefits to support this belief. To learn more about joining the E-Team, explore our employment opportunities now.