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Check out the latest posts from the Foundation and our partners, read about great grants and the great donors who make them possible, and learn about the Foundation's initiatives to strengthen New Hampshire communities.

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Together we thrive: In our community

Grants are supporting efforts to help people thrive in every part of the New Hampshire community.

Gate city news gets a boost

A new source for local news and information is live in Nashua.

A scholarship for neighbors by neighbors

Diana and Mark McNabb started a scholarship fund. Jacob Naimark pitched in. New Hampshire students benefit.

‘Be sure to give back’

Indrika Arnold is a senior wealth advisor and principal at the Colony Group. She helps people give with purpose.

NH Gives raises $3.2 million for nearly 650 NH nonprofits

Close to 13,500 people donated to local nonprofits during the state’s largest single day of giving

Jennifer Horgan receives 2024 Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship

The fellowship, now in its 30th year, was established in memory of the late New Hampshire House Majority Leader Caroline Gross and the late Concord Mayor Martin Gross to honor dedication to public service. Horgan will attend an intensive, three-week program with public servants from around the world.

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New Hampshire Tomorrow

The Foundation is investing to increase opportunity for New Hampshire’s kids — from cradle to career.

  • Bringing it Home

    The Monadnock Economic Development Corporation is working to increase child care availability in the region through the “Bringing it Home” program, which is supporting in-home child care providers.

  • An evolution

    An integrated response to mental health and substance use disorders is key to promoting health and well-being — and to saving lives. As the science in the field has evolved, so has our work.

  • From chaos to thriving

    CASA volunteers bring stability and consistency to children who need it most. Judges refer a child to CASA when the state opens a child protection case. A volunteer CASA advocate is a child’s representative through court proceedings, developing a trusting relationship and offering extensive information to help judges decide what is best for the child.

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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.

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Substance Use Disorders/Behavioral Health Portfolio

An integrated response to mental health and substance use disorders is key to promoting health and well-being — and to saving lives.

  • Kinship caregivers ‘step up’ for young people

    An estimated 8,000 children in New Hampshire – many of whom have parents who struggle with, or have lost their lives to substance use disorders – are being raised by grandparents, relatives or family friends. The nonprofit Step Up Parents offers support to those families.

  • Children’s Resiliency Retreat helps young people tap into strength, community, joy

    Program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley helps young people whose lives have been affected by a family member's substance use disorder.

  • Speaking Our Minds

    Nashua public health department offering podcast in multiple languages to help reduce stigma associated with talking about mental health, and to connect people with the resources they need.

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Wellborn Ecology Fund

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

  • Helping schools pivot to outdoor learning

    As schools began to close this past spring, educators across the state scrambled to figure out how to keep teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs supported by the Wellborn Ecology Fund have been helping schools move to more outdoor instruction for years, and more schools are now making "outdoor classrooms" a regular part of the school day.

  • Chipmunk Game Theory 101

    The latest installment of "The Outside Story," sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explains how eastern chipmunks have evolved to be energy maximizers, seeking to strike the optimal balance between energy gain per cheek-pouch load of food and number of trips back to the burrow.

  • Nearly $300,000 in grants will support place-based ecology education

    The Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation supports place-based ecology education in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont

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