Upper Valley Region
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is embedded in every community in the state through a system of regional advisory boards and incorporators, and by having staff live and work in each region.
In the Upper Valley Region, the advisory board, in partnership with Foundation staff, review and approve grant requests, host events, and identify and lead community initiatives. The incorporators are our ambassadors introducing their friends and colleagues to work of the Foundation.
In 2012, with assets totaling more than $31.2 million, donors contributed $3.6 million in charitable gifts and the foundation distributed $3.8 million in grants and scholarships throughout the 61 communities included in the region. Review our most recent grants.
We invite you to learn more about our region in this section or by calling one of our staff members at right.
Needs and assets in the Upper Valley
For years, the United Way has been collecting information on Upper Valley 'needs and assets' in the fields of health and human services. Review Granite United Way's 2008 Assessment of Community Needs and Assets in the Upper Valley Region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
To complement the critical United Way data, the Foundation's Upper Valley Region recently completed 'needs and assets' assessments on two fields of interest that are outside of United Way's scope of interest but very important to the well-being of the Upper Valley: Arts and culture and climate and energy. We hope these reports will provide useful insights for nonprofit organizations, businesses, philanthropists, and community leaders.
Arts and Culture: Executive summary or full report
Climate and Energy: Executive summary or full report
Reports prepared by Lizann Peyton
Directions to our Hanover office:
16 Buck Road
Hanover, NH 03755
For initial inquries about grants or general questions, contact:
603-653-0387 ext. 1249
For substantive questions about grantmaking or community initiatives, contact:
Senior Program Officer
603-653-0387 ext. 1270
If you are interested in discussing charitable giving options, contact:
603-225-6641 ext. 1274