For Release: April 11, 2011
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation awards more than $8.7 million in first quarter of 2012
More than 1200 awards were made across the state
CONCORD, N.H. – CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announced it made more than 1200 awards totaling $8.7 million in the first quarter of 2012.
Most of the awards this quarter – 578 grants totaling nearly $5.2 million – came from funds established to benefit specific nonprofits or specialized grant programs, such as the Wellborn program for environment, ecology and place-based education in the Upper Valley. More than $2.5 million from a total of 395 grants were directed through donor advised funds to support the arts, education, basic needs and a range of other programs important to foundation donors. Students received more than $1 million in aid during the quarter.
Other than the government, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the largest grantmaker to nonprofits in the state. It is also the largest non-governmental source of student aid in New Hampshire.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations, and awards approximately $30 million annually in grants and scholarships. The Charitable Foundation is non-partisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Charitable Foundation roots itself in the communities it serves through regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.
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