Press Release 

For Release: February 6, 2012

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Awarded More Than $32 Million in 2011

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announced today that it made more than 5,000 awards totaling more than $32.5 million during 2011.

Donor advised fundholders made $11 million in 1,700 grants to a wide variety of interests and needs. This represents an increase of about $4 million over 2010. “Our fundholders really stepped up their giving this year in response to the increased needs in our communities,” said Shari Landry, vice president of philanthropy.

Nearly 1,900 students received scholarships totaling more than $5 million -- a new threshold for the Foundation. The increase in dollars is attributed in large part to a new partnership with Citizen’s Bank. “We are proud to be working with Citizens Bank to help administer a number of their charitable trusts – and it’s a real benefit for students” said Judy Burrows, director of student aid and operations.

For the year, $12.6 million dollars were awarded through nearly 500 competitive grants. Designated fund payments accounted for another $3.7 million.

Review a full listing of recent Community Impact grants.

Interested applicants are invited to visit

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and businesses, and awards approximately $30 million annually in grants and scholarships. It serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont. The Foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at or 603-225-6641.

For more information: Julia Fagan Olivares, 603-225-6641 ext. 1244 or

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