About Us

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire.

We manage a growing collection of nearly 1,900 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and award more than $40 million in grants and scholarships every year.

We work with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, support great work happening in our communities and lead and collaborate on high-impact initiatives.

Learn more about our work by visiting our blog, What we’re up to, and by reading our Purpose newsletters and annual reports.

OUR PROMISE

WE PROMISE to be an enduring source of philanthropic capital equal to the potential of the communities and causes, the donors and the doers we serve. WE COMMIT to be a compassionate partner and a creator of partnerships: To generous donors, so that they can amplify the power of their giving. To visionary nonprofit leaders, so that they can get their best ideas off the ground and keep them there. To students, as they map out a pathway to education and success. To thinkers and dreamers, who convene at our table to solve the biggest problems of our great state. WE SHOW, through our daily actions, our passion and our resolve, that WE BELIEVE in the people of New Hampshire. TODAY, TOMORROW AND ALWAYS.

Our Mission

We seek to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving by:

Investing charitable assets for today and tomorrow

Connecting donors with effective organizations, ideas and students

Leading and collaborating on important public issues

Our Vision

We envision strong, just and inclusive communities where...

Arts & Culture

...arts and culture enrich people's lives by expanding understanding, preserving heritage and celebrating expression.

Civic Engagement

...residents are informed, engaged and connected, and participate meaningfully in civic and community life.

Economy

...economic opportunity and security are available to all.

Education

...students from early childhood through adulthood have the education they need to thrive in family, work and community.

Environment

...environmental resources are protected and accessible for the benefit of all.

Health & Well-being

...all residents have quality health care, food, housing, and other basic necessities.

Our Vision

We envision strong, just and inclusive communities where...

  • Arts & Culture

    ...arts and culture enrich people's lives by expanding understanding, preserving heritage and celebrating expression.

  • Civic Engagement

    ...residents are informed, engaged and connected, and participate meaningfully in civic and community life.

  • Economy

    ...economic opportunity and security are available to all.

  • Education

    ...students from early childhood through adulthood have the education they need to thrive in family, work and community.

  • Environment

    ...environmental resources are protected and accessible for the benefit of all.

  • Health & Well-being

    ...all residents have quality health care, food, housing, and other basic necessities.

Staff and citizen leadership


STAFF
    |     BOARD OF DIRECTORS    |    REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARDS

Our staff and more than one hundred volunteers, from all corners of the state, are part of a network for good creating stronger communities for New Hampshire.

CAREERS

We come to work every day to make a difference. Want to join us?


Learn More

Newsroom


PRESS RELEASES
    |    PUBLICATIONS    |    VIDEOS    |    PHOTOS

The Foundation can provide spokespersons and subject-matter experts for a wide range of issues including charitable giving and the nonprofit sector; substance use prevention, treatment and recovery; youth opportunity and much more.

For media inquiries, please contact Kristen Oliveri, director of communications at 603-225-6641 ext. 267, 603-315-0617 (mobile) or by email at kristen.oliveri@nhcf.org.

Financials


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
    |    INVESTMENT INFORMATION    |    ANNUAL REPORTS

For more than a half-century, generous New Hampshire individuals, families and businesses have entrusted their philanthropic assets to the Foundation. The Foundation has a track record of strong investment performance across changing economic times. We seek the best possible return while avoiding undue risk – maximizing dollars available to fund critical work in New Hampshire communities today, while prudently maintaining and growing those resources to maintain an enduring source of philanthropic capital.

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is accredited with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® — the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. As a recipient of the Accreditation Seal since 2006, we promise to continually demonstrate our commitment to the success and well-being of every cause and person we support, and promise to always serve the people of New Hampshire.