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Meet Michael Turmelle

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's new director of education and career initiatives on advancing "65 by 25," the barriers too many kids face, and the tennis coach who changed his life



A New Life program is helping moms and babies thrive

Moms and babies affected by the state's opioid crisis are getting wraparound treatment and services in a midwife-created program at North Conway's Memorial Hospital



Charitable Foundation grants nearly $3.3 million in operating support to nonprofits

Funding from Foundation's Community Grants program is now focused entirely on providing multi-year operating support to nonprofits working all over New Hampshire



‘The most profound professional experience of my life’

James Vara of the NH Attorney General's office was awarded the Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship to attend the “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” seminar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2018. He reflects on the experience



The power of a very generous crowd

Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together



‘Mrs. Hood is the light in our school’

Patty Hood, who has spent her career devoted to Berlin's students, has been awarded the annual Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in public-school teaching



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New Hampshire Tomorrow

The Foundation is investing in four proven focus areas to increase opportunity for New Hampshire’s kids — from cradle to career.


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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

One of the largest permanent rural philanthropies in the U.S. is strengthening communities and spreading economic opportunity.

  • ‘Mrs. Hood is the light in our school’

    Patty Hood, who has spent her career devoted to Berlin's students, has been awarded the annual Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in public-school teaching

  • Young grantmakers take the lead

    The Empower Coös Youth Grantmaking Program of the Charitable Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund is giving young people the opportunity to make some grantmaking decisions, learn about local needs and trends, develop leadership skills and deepen connections to community

  • 2018 Northern Forest Regional Symposium focuses on outdoor recreation industry

    Initiative of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund brings leaders together every year to focus on opportunities and strategies to help North Country communities thrive


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Substance Use Disorders Portfolio

The Foundation has made a long-term commitment to reduce substance use among New Hampshire youth.


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Entrepreneurs’ Fund of New Hampshire

EFNH makes philanthropy part of how business is done in New Hampshire.


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Smarter Pathways

We’re bringing state leaders together to prepare New Hampshire students for the workforce of tomorrow.

  • Meet Michael Turmelle

    New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's new director of education and career initiatives on advancing "65 by 25," the barriers too many kids face, and the tennis coach who changed his life

  • Building economic opportunity

    Foundation VP of Community Impact Katie Merrow outlines how the Foundation is working to increase opportunities for our kids – and help businesses to thrive – in this "Business Monadnock" article

  • A promising future

    Foundation scholarships help Paige Libbey prepare for a STEM career in New Hampshire


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Wellborn Ecology Fund

The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to increasing environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Upper Valley.

  • “The soul of a dead woodsman”

    The latest installment of "The Outside Story," sponsored by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Wellborn Ecology Fund, explores the folklore and natural history of the gray jay

  • Cutest moth ever?

    The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, solves the mystery of the fuzzy, pastel-hued Rosy Maple Moth.

  • Ice-out data adds to knowledge about climate change

    The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores local data showing ice-out coming earlier, lilacs blooming sooner and predictions of shorter sugaring seasons


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