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New Hampshire's Influencers

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - The foundation is proud to have relationships with so many individuals featured in Business NH Magazine's Influencer Index. In addition to Foundation President Dick Ober making the list, it also includes former president Lew Feldstein, a dozen current and former board members, and many more donors and community partners. Congratulations to all who made the list and thank you for using your influence to make NH a better place!

Current Directors
Dick Couch
Jesse Devitte
Donnalee Lozeau
Matt Pierson

Former Directors
Sylvio Dupuis
J. Bonnie Newman
Jim Putnam

Current Regional Advisors
Steve Duprey
Jack Middleton
Alex Ray
Joe Reilly
Jim Tibbetts

Donors
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund
The Putnam Family
Dick and Barbara Couch
Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Community Partners
John Broderick, Jr, former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court, president of the UNH School of Law
Byron Champlin, of Lincoln Financial, serves on The Corporate Fund
Mary Ellen Jackson, executive director, NH Center for Nonprofits
Fred Kocher, president, NH High Tech Council and founder, NH Forum on the Future
Pam LaFlamme, city planner of Berlin and member of the Tillotson Fund Advisory Committee
Steve Norton, executive director of the NH Center for Public Policy Studies
Stephen Reno, executive director of Leadership New Hampshire

David Gergen to speak at NH Forum on the Future event on January 9, 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - On January 9, 2012 (the day before NH's primary), NH Forum on the Future will host a very special forum on "Renewing America's Political Culture" with former presidential advisor, CNN Senior Political Analyst, and Director of the Harvard Kennedy School David Gergen. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Kelly Ayotte will join David and make brief remarks. The foundation and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics are sponsoring and co-hosting this event. Register online today!

Kinetic sculpture and installation artist awarded 2011 Artist Advancement Grant

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - Kim Bernard, a kinetic sculpture and installation artist in North Berwick, Maine, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant. The grant is awarded annually by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Piscataqua Region. Three finalists were also selected: mixed media artists Lauren Gillette of York, Maine and Lisa Grey of Portsmouth, N.H., and painter Rose Umerlik of Kittery, Maine. Each finalist will receive a grant of $1,000. 

The Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant provides an opportunity for an individual visual artist to receive financial support of up to $25,000 to promote their artistic growth. Since its inception in 2002, the program has awarded nearly $300,000.

Learn more about Kim and the Artist Advancement Grant in our press release.

EFNH amps up two ideas

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - ABI Innovation Hub and the NH Food Bank received $5,000 each at the inaugural AMP NH Awards held by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of NH at Dyn, Inc. in Manchester. The award process itself was innovative: nonprofits had three minutes to make a compelling pitch to EFNH members, who used voting system technology to vote real-time. The recipients not only received funding but will have access to the expertise and intellectual capital of EFNH members to see their ideas through to completion - essentially amplifying the grants.

ABI Innovation Hub will use its award to create a website that will serve as a virtual hub to help entrepreneurs connect with the resources, organizations and events that will help them further their businesses.

The NH Food Bank will use its grant to turn its professional kitchen facility into a revenue-producing, manufacturing and processing center. The Food Bank plans to partner with the NH Department of Corrections to provide inmates with valuable job skills in food manufacturing and mass production principles.

Two NH nonprofits recognized for exceptional management practices

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, of Keene, and Nashua Pastoral Care Center have been named the 2011 recipients of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The awards were presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits’ annual Leadership Summit held last Friday in Concord.

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who established The Corporate Fund. For more than 25 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to nonprofit organizations demonstrating exemplary management practices. A list of past recipients is available at www.thecorporatefund.org.

Learn more about these two organizations and the Dunfey Award in our press release.

 

2011 Caroline Gross Fellowship and Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical awarded

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Martin Gross and Dick Ober presented Marilee Nihan, director of Medicaid Finance, with this year's fellowship. Established in late memory of the late House Majority Leader to honor dedication to public service, the Gross Fellowship includes a three-week seminar for state and local officials at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Since 1994, 18 fellows have been named.

David Kelly, a science teacher at Pembroke Academy, was named the recipient of the award in 2011 - the 25th year since the Challenger tragedy. Kelly was recognized for his work in robotics. The award includes a full sabbatical year, giving a teacher the chance to explore new ways to enhance classroom teaching through a self-designed project.

Purpose wins prize

Friday, May 20, 2011 - Top national honors were given to Purpose with the 2011 Wilmer Shields Gold Award for Newsletters, conferred by the Council on Foundations. It's always nice to be noticed, but your views are what really matter. Share your impressions - good, bad, or indifferent - at info@nhcf.org.

Foundation and NHPR present the 2011 Next Generation Civic Leadership Award

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - Amanda Grappone Osmer was presented with the inaugural Next Generation Civic Leadership Award at last night’s NHPR gala event celebrating 15 years of The Exchange. Betsy Gardella, NHPR president, and Richard Ober co-presented the award.

Amanda was selected for her deep commitment to New Hampshire’s communities through her involvement with organizations such as Leadership New Hampshire, Canterbury Shaker Village and the Capital Area Race Series. She also has extended her values to the workplace, Grappone Automotive, where she was recently named as COO. 

Congratulations, Amanda!

Left to Right: Betsy Gardella, Amanda Grappone Osmer and Richard Ober

Have ideas on how to make NH more energy efficient? We want to hear from you.

Monday, April 11, 2011 - Have you taken steps to reduce your energy use? Do you have ideas for making our state more energy efficient or for getting more of our energy from sustainable sources?

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission is conducting a study of energy efficiency and sustainable energy in New Hampshire and would like to get your input. Let us know your thoughts by taking a short survey.

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, all responses will be treated as strictly confidential.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate! The survey is available through April 30.

Co-op model could transform nonprofit sector

Monday, February 28, 2011 - The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is partnering with CCA for Social Good to create a "resource platform" for nonprofits to share information and resources collaboratively. The Foundation provided $100,000 in seed money for the project. "If nonprofits are running more efficiently and have better access to quality tools, it will benefit the community" - Katie Merrow, VP of Program.

Read more about the "resource platform" in the New Hampshire Business Review.

Are you NH's Next Generation Civic Leader?

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and New Hampshire Public Radio have joined together to encourage leadership and volunteerism in New Hampshire’s next generation of community leaders by offering the 2011 Next Gen Civic Leadership Award. 

This prize will honor an individual who demonstrates a commitment to strengthening their community, civic participation, and developing personal leadership capacity to make New Hampshire a better place for future generations.  

The 2011 recipient  will receive a $1,000 prize and be announced on-air on NHPR. They will also be recognized by NH Charitable Foundation President Richard Ober and NHPR President/CEO Betsy Gardella at NHPR’s Exchange Anniversary Gala on April 11 at the Grappone Center in Concord.
The Foundation awards nearly $6.5 million in grants in Q4

Friday, February 2, 2011 - The Foundation announced today awards of nearly $6.5 million for the last quarter of 2010. Health, human services and basic needs received the most funding per issue area for the quarter at approximately $1.5 million.

Nearly half of the award dollars from the quarter, roughly $3 million, were directed by donors through donor advised funds. More than $1.4 million in grants were made through 72 community impact awards (of $5,000 each or more.) The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund’s grants accounted for about $820,000 of the quarter’s total. One of the largest awards for the quarter was a multiyear grant of $300,000 to Friends of Recovery NH to develop a statewide delivery system of peer recovery support services for those in recovery from substance use disorders.

Read more in our press release.

View a complete listing of grant recipients from the most recent impact awards.

Interested applicants are invited to visit www.nhcf.org for more information on our grant-making programs.

Honoring Christa McAuliffe

Friday, January 28, 2011 - Today on the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, we remember Christa McAuliffe who inspired us all to "reach for the stars." Each year since 1986, the Foundation has honored Christa's legacy by providing one NH teacher a year-long sabbatical to explore new ideas and ways to enhance classroom teaching. 

Job Openings at the Foundation

Friday, January 7, 2011 - Contemplating your future on a Friday afternoon? We have two openings at the Foundation. If you love numbers, apply for the Accountant position. And, if your dream job is to help donors create a philanthropic strategy to improve their community, become our next Development Officer. 

Visit our job opportunities page to learn more and apply.

Now Available: The 2010 Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund Report to Community

Monday, December 20, 2010 - The Neil & Louise Tilloton Fund released their annual Report to the Community. Take a few minutes to read the brief Year-in-Review and then find a comfortable spot and read about the great work that is being funded by the Tillotson Fund:

A $15,000 grant to the Town of Gorham to help cover renovation costs of their historic Town Hall.

A three-year, $375,000 grant to Sustainable Forest Futures, an organization that helps towns set up community forests, to support their programs and operations.

A $60,000 grant to Northern Forest Canoe Trail to support hte organization's work with local businesses.

   

 

Clean Air - Cool Planet and UNH launch "My Energy Plan" video challenge

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - Check out this “cool” new challenge being launched by Clean Air-Cool Planet and UNH. From Jan 3 through Feb 28, 2011, individuals (age 13 and above) and groups from across NH are invited to submit 1 to 4 minute videos outlining “YOUR” Energy Plan. Learn more about this challeng by visiting the My Energy Plan website.

What's Next: A letter from Dick Ober

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - Richard Ober has been president of the Foundation 4 months now. He's spent much of that time traveling the state engaging in conversations with donors, volunteers, nonprofit and community leaders and citizens. If you haven't yet had the chance to speak with Dick, take a moment and read his first letter as president. You'll learn what's on his mind and "What's Next" for the Foundation. 

Foundation grant supports children of prisoners

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nashua will use a $95,000 Foundation grant to provide mentors to children of incarcerated parents.

Learn more in an article that appeared in yesterday's Union Leader.

Foundation awards more than $5.2 million in third quarter

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announced today that it made more than 700 grant awards totaling more than $5.2 million during the third quarter of 2010. So far this calendar year, the Foundation has granted $23.7 million. Read more in our press release.

The Charitable Foundation is hiring!

Monday, November 1, 2010 - The Foundation is looking to hire for the new position of Community Impact Officer. This person will measure the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking and community work to ensure we're meeting our mission.

We're also looking for a receptionist to be a friendly face to our visitors and to support our Program Department with various tasks and projects.

Visit our job opportunities page to learn more and apply.

2010 Artist Advancement Grant announced

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - Gail Spaien, a painter and installation artist from Kittery Point, was named the 2010 Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant recipient. Read more >>

Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund announces award recipients

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund recently awarded scholarships to select 2010 graduates of Kennett High School. Read more in the press release >>

Foundation awards $9.7 million in the second quarter

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - The Foundation announced today that it awarded more than $9.7 million in second quarter grants. Read more in the press release >>

NOW AVAILABLE: Listen to recording of Lew's last interview on The Exchange

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - Click here to listen to Lew's interview on The Exchange.

Photo taken by Brady Carlson, NHPR

Tune into Lew's last interview on The Exchange

 

Monday, July 12, 2010 - Tune into NHPR's The Exchange this Wednesday, July 14, at 9 a.m. to listen to Lew's last interview as president of the Charitable Foundation. And don't worry if you can't tune in to the live broadcast; we'll post a link to the recording so you can listen at your leisure.

 

Union Leader Editorial - New Hampshire's way: Feldstein finds its pluses

Monday, June 28, 2010 - Did anyone happen to pick up yesterday's Union Leader? The editorial focused on Lew's annual meeting comments. You can see additional comments in the print version OR you can visit our You Tube Channel for the ENTIRE speech.

Foundation names new president

Monday, June 28, 2010 - The Board of Directors has named Richard Ober, of Dublin, N.H., president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Ober will succeed Lew Feldstein, who retires this summer after 24 years.

Read the press release >>

NH woman gives back globally

Friday, June 25, 2010 - Tomorrow, Shari Landry, our VP of Philanthropy, will bid adieu to daughter Sammi Lyons who will spend the next week in Haiti volunteering at the House of Hope Orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Accompanying Sammi on this trip will be 34 handmade rag dolls made by Foundation donor Persis Gow. Thank you, Sammi and Persis for your contributions and safe travels to Sammi. We look forward to hearing about your trip!

 

First year review of Climate Action Plan released

Friday, June 18, 2010 - The New Hampshire Climate Action Plan was completed in March 2009 with the help of the NH Climate Change Policy Task Force developed by Executive Order of the Governor in 2007.

For the past year, the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative (the Foundation is a co-founder of this collaborative) volunteered to track, report and communicate progress towards implementation of the recommended actions outlined in the NH Climate Action Plan and to discuss the gaps and challenges implementing partners face within their sector.

Read the progress report >>

Concord Monitor: Feldstein left his mark on the state

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - Lew Feldstein was the subject of Wednesday's Concord Monitor Editorial.  A few excerpts...

It was largely at Feldstein's insistence that the philanthropic foundation became a major player not just in handing out money but also in guiding public policy.

Under Feldstein's leadership, the foundation grew to become the state's largest philanthropic organization, but it did so quietly. It has not been perceived as, nor is it, a relentless fund-raising machine. Money is drawn to the foundation by its goals and its success.

Feldstein is retiring, but he won't rest because he can't. He'll continue to see problems and use his vast network to address them. It's in his nature.

Read the full editorial >>

Union Leader: Lew Feldstein praised for his service

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - The Foundation's annual meeting (aka Lew's goodbye bash) was featured in  Wednesday's edition of the Union Leader. Jim Fennell's article provides a great recap of the meeting and there is also a link to view photos taken by UL photographer Bruce Taylor. Thanks again to Joe McQuaid for his wonderful comments at the event. Photo courtesy of Union Leader.

Click here for more >>


Richard Lavalliere receives honorary degree

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - Dick Lavalliere, founder of The Medallion Fund scholarship program, received an honorary degree from Manchester Community College (MCC) during their graduation ceremony on May 19. 

In awarding the degree, MCC Interim President Ron Rioux said "Hundreds of NH students and their families have brighter futures because of the education financed in part by the Medallion Fund. We are pleased to award this honorary degree to Richard Lavalliere for his efforts on behalf of the students of New Hampshire." Read more in their press release >>

Congratulations, Dick!

Congratulations to Business NH Magazine's Business Leader and Businesses of the Decade

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - The Foundation is proud to have relationships with so many organizations around the state including those that were honored last evening by Business New Hampshire Magazine.

Business Leader of the Decade
Tom Raffio, President and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental

Businesses of the Decade

Business Services
Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA


Construction/Engineering/Real Estate
Laconia Area Community Land Trust

Education/Nonprofit
Easter Seals New Hampshire

Financial Services/Insurance
Citizens Bank

Healthcare
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene

Hospital/Tourism
The Common Man Family

Manufacturing/Technology
Stoneyfield Farm

Retail/Wholesale
Buxton Oil Company

Richard Ober honored with 2010 Environmental Merit Award on 40th anniversary of Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - Foundation Vice President Richard Ober and the New England Carbon Challenge, a Foundation grantee, were among the New Hampshire individuals and organizations being honored in Boston today, on Earth Day, as the EPA presented its 2010 Environmental Merit Awards, recognizing significant contributions to environmental awareness and problem solving.

Kudos to Dick for his efforts on the EESE Board, NH Energy and Climate Collaborative and the Green Launching Pad ... and to Julia Dundorf of Clean Air Cool Planet and Denise Blaha of UNH for developing the New England Carbon Challenge.

Read more in the press release >>

$10 million coming to New Hampshire for energy efficiency projects

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Today Senator Shaheen and Governor Lynch announced that the State of New Hampshire (Office of Energy and Planning) is receiving a $10 million federal grant for the “Beacon Communities” project. This project will allow the communities of Nashua, Berlin and Plymouth to launch large-scale energy efficiency projects saving homeowners, businesses and taxpayers on energy costs. This was a highly competitive grant; only 25 were awarded throughout the country.

The Foundation has been engaged in this from the beginning as a primary strategy in our energy and climate work.

Read more in the Governor's press release >> 

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation resumes executive search
Friday, April 16, 2010 - The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announced today it will resume its search for a president to replace Lewis M. Feldstein, who will retire this year. The announcement was made after Thomas C. Kiernan unexpectedly withdrew his decision to accept the position of president. Mr. Kiernan will retain his current job in Washington, D.C.

Read the press release for more information >>
Independent Sector: Estimated dollar value of volunteer time for 2009 is $20.85/hr.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - The Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour reached $20.85 in 2009, up 60 cents from 2008. New Hampshire is pretty close to the national value coming in at $20.80. Given this hourly rate, how much did you contribute to NH charitable organizations last year?

Also, check out the map on the Independent Sector Web site to see how NH compares to other states at http://bit.ly/dps0xD.

Contribute online to the Lew Feldstein Public Issues Fund

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - Looking for a way to thank Lew before he retires in June? We have the perfect solution. Contribute to the Lew Feldstein Public Issues Fund. Lew has had many accomplishments over his 24 years, but there is one area where he has truly excelled – establishing the Foundation as a leader in civic engagement and public policy.

This fund will support the Foundation’s continued position as a leader and convener around the most important challenges facing our communities. Do your part and keep Lew’s legacy alive. 

Make your gift today.

Bringing arts to children in the Upper Valley

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - Our own Kevin Peterson was quoted in last week's Valley News article "Bringing the arts to children." Reporter Nicola Smith states, "If arts education in the schools is going to survive and flourish, more innovative, collaborative efforts by schools and arts organizations may be required." To find out what Kevin had to say, read the article in the Valley News.

Foundation seeking nominations for North Country teaching fellowship
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, a program established to honor and celebrate North Country teachers in public education. Applications are due Monday, May 3.
Learn more and apply >>
Fourth quarter investment results now available

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - Our investment results for the fourth quarter are in.
Read more >>

More than $620,000 in grants awarded to support Connecticut River projects
Thursday, February 11, 2010 - The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has announced $622,582 in grant awards from their Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund. Grants were awarded to 12 projects across the upper Connecticut River watershed.
Read more in our press release >>
Citizens to have say on expanded gaming in New Hampshire

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - New Hampshire citizens will have the opportunity to participate in community-based deliberations across the state to address the question: What’s At Stake: Community Conversations to Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Expanded Legal Gambling in NH. The facilitated small-group conversations will be held in 11 locations listed below and anyone can join in. 

The results of the conversations will be presented in April in a summary report of citizen views to the Governor's Study Commission on Expanded Gaming, of which Foundation President Lew Feldstein is a member.

Learn more about these sessions >>

Read the Seacoast Online article promoting this Saturday's session in Portsmouth >>

Nashua Telegraph: Panel backs 6-part plan to reduce prison’s revolving door – at no cost

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - The Justice Reinvestment Work Group (Foundation VP Katie Merrow is a member) unanimously endorsed six recommendations from the Justice Center’s report released on January 25th to try to reduce prison’s revolving door.

Read Kevin Landrigan's article from the Nashua Telegraph >>

UNH, State partner to bring green technologies to market, create jobs


Left to Right: Governor John Lynch, UNH President Mark Huddleston and Richard Ober, vice president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Photo credit: University of New Hampshire Photographic Services.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - The University of New Hampshire and the State of New Hampshire have partnered to create the Green Launching Pad, an initiative that will bring new green technologies to the marketplace, help innovative clean technology companies succeed, and support the creation of “green” economy jobs in New Hampshire.

The Green Launching Pad is the vision of Ross Gittell, the James R. Carter Professor and professor of management, Jesse Devitte, the founder and CEO of Borealis Ventures and Richard Ober, vice president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Read the press release>>

Tym Rourke named chair of Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment

Monday, February 1, 2010 - Governor Lynch's nominaton of Tym Rourke, director of the Foundation's Program Department, as chair of the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment was approved unanimously by the Executive Council last week. Tym succeeds Joe Diament who has been appointed to lead the N.H. Department of Corrections' work on community corrections.
Justice Reinvestment Project in New Hampshire
Monday, January 25, 2010 - Top state leaders serving on the Justice Reinvestment Work Group, received a new report providing policy options that, if enacted, would improve public safety and reduce corrections costs.
Read the report, the press release and media coverage >>
Community Impact and Express Grants are now available online

Wednesday, January 13 - Due to program revisions for 2010, organizations should become familiar with the latest grant application guidebook and applications.

2010 Deadlines:
Express Grants - Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, September 1
Community Impact Grants - Thursday, April 1 and Friday, October 1

Learn more >> 

Who is among NH's most powerful?

Friday, January 8, 2010 - Congratulations to Richard Ober for being selected as one of Business New Hampshire Magazine's "Most Powerful" in New Hampshire. Pick up a copy at newsstands now!
Can New Hampshire improve corrections while spending less?

Friday, January 8, 2010 - State Senator Sylvia Larsen poses this question in an op-ed featured in today's Union Leader. What you might not know is that the Foundation has been working with public and private partners for several years to reduce stress on the state's justice system. Most recently, our efforts have been focused on the Justice Reinvestment Project which aims to keep non-violent offenders from returning to prison.
Read Senator Larsen's op-ed >>

Learn more about the Foundation's involvement in this issue >>

Goyette Memorial Fund awards $275,000 in grants to 20 local nonprofits
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - Twenty nonprofit agencies and community groups serving Peterborough and surrounding communities were awarded nearly $275,000 in grants from the A. Erland and Hazel N. Goyette Memorial Fund.
Read more in our press release >>
Charitable groups feeling pinch of tight budgets
Sunday, December 27 - Vice President of Program Katie Merrow is featured in this Union Leader article on charitable giving. Mike Cousineau reports that giving is down while demand increases. Many Foundation partners were interviewed for this piece.
Read more >>

New $3 million fund to benefit children and young adults in Merrimack County

Thursday, December 17 - When the Rolfe and Rumford Home closed its doors in June of this year, its trustees had to figure what to do with the remaining assets. Ultimately, it decided to establish three new funds at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to benefit area children and young adults.
Read more in our press release >>

Two hundred discuss confronting New Hampshire social challenges in Concord

Thursday, December 17 - Sonal Shah, director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, presented details of the emerging new federal grant program which will fund creative solutions to community problems and the expansion of the Serve America Act before a crowd of more than 200 nonprofit, government and business leaders in Concord on December 11 at an event sponsored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Richard Ober, vice president of Civic Leadership at the Charitable Foundation, was among the many speakers invited by the Senator to participate in the panel discussion.
Read the press release issued by the Senator's office >>
Check out photos from the event >> 

VP of Civic Leadership Richard Ober will talk about energy on Friday's The Exchange
Thursday, December 17 - Tune into NHPR's The Exchange on Friday, December 18th to listen to our VP of Civic Leadership Richard Ober talk about energy in light of this week's climate conference in Copenhagen. 
$3 million available for businesses and nonprofits to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Thursday, December 10 - New Hampshire businesses and nonprofit organizations can access new funds for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects. The Community Development Finance Authority was awarded $3.5 million by the Office of Energy and Planning's State Energy Program (from ARRA funds) to develop and implement a low-interest loan and grant program to help finance energy improvements in buildings owned by businesses and nonprofit organizations statewide.  
Read more >>

Grants made to Energy and Climate Collaborative
Friday, December 4 - The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Northeast Utilities Foundation (NU) and Stonyfield Farm have stepped forward to help a new collaborative keep track of scores of programs and initiatives to address climate change in New Hampshire.
Read more >>
Foundation staff, partners join Senator Shaheen on Social Innovation panel on December 11
Thursday, December 3 - Learn about new opportunities in the Serve America Act and share ideas about how government can support your efforts to confront social challenges in our state. Learn more about this event and register online by visiting www.shaheen.senate.gov/events.
NHPR: Lew Feldstein weighs in on charitable giving in tight times

Friday, November 20 - Foundation President Lew Feldstein is interviewed by Dan Gorenstein. 
Listen in >>
Do you have a Purpose? You will when you read our latest newsletter

Friday, November 13 - Read our new semiannual statewide newsletter with information and stories about recent grants, initiatives and more.
Download PDF >>

What does the future hold for the state's newspapers?

Friday, November 13 - Last night, Foundation President Lew Feldstein moderated a public forum on the future of the newspaper industry in the Granite State. More than 150 people attended the event including ten of state's newspaper editors and publishers. Fosters Daily Democrat and The Nashua Telegraph covered the event. 


Editors, publishers discuss future of the industry
Adam D. Krauss, Fosters

N.H. newspapers: We're vital to community
Joseph G. Cote, Telegraph

3rd Quarter investment results are in

Friday, November 13 - Our investment results for the third quarter are in.
Read more >>

Foundation board members make New Hampshire Magazine’s “It List”

Sunday, November 1 - Congratulations to Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, president of Keene State College, and Alex Ray, founder of the Common Man family of restaurants, for making New Hampshire Magazine's 2009 "It List."  Helen is a member of our statewide board of directors and Alex sits on our North Country Region advisory board.  Read more >>


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