Now that the public health emergency has been lifted nationwide and around the world, the Foundation has de-activated the Community Crisis Action Fund. Since the fund’s inception three years ago, more than $11 million has been granted from it into New Hampshire communities. The balance of the fund will be spent in this calendar year to support ongoing recovery efforts and gaps left when federal pandemic-era assistance programs came to an end.
“We have come through an unprecedented crisis together. People and communities have suffered incredible loss and hardship,” said Foundation President and CEO Richard Ober. “Nonprofits and neighbors alike responded in ways that were genuinely heroic. The Charitable Foundation has been here for more than half a century helping to address hardship and need — and will always continue to do so. Thank you to everyone who donated to this emergency fund to help our communities weather this acute crisis.”