Concentric stories: New initiative eases process for telling pandemic story
March 20, 2023
"Our Story NH" project, which aims to provide a historical archive, launches new option for people to share stories quickly.
A warm meal with good friends – and much more
March 16, 2023
For more than 6,000 seniors or adults with disabilities in and around Grafton County, the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, its eight senior centers and its community partnerships offer transportation, meals, activities, health and financial guidance and companionship.
Announcing temporary changes to Community Grants program for 2023
March 10, 2023
As we work to improve our Community Grants program for the long-term, in 2023 we will offer a single, one-year, Unrestricted Grant program with awards of up to $20,000. There will be no Express Grants or multi-year Unrestricted grants awarded in 2023.
Sandeep Bikram Shah is a 2023 PLACES fellow
March 9, 2023
The PLACES Fellowship gives leaders in philanthropy the tools, knowledge, and best practices to ensure their work is centered on advancing equity and justice.
NH student aims to make mental health counseling more accessible
March 2, 2023
Grace Wirein of Dublin is pursuing her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College with help from a Foundation scholarship. Her goals: to become a licensed mental health counselor and psychologist working with adolescents and young adults, in particular with Asian American populations.
Charitable Giving Guide encourages support for nonprofits
February 28, 2023
New Hampshire Business Review's 2023 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to give to the nonprofits that make New Hampshire better for all of us.
New Hampshire Tomorrow
The Foundation is investing in four proven focus areas to increase opportunity for New Hampshire’s kids — from cradle to career.
‘I want to be able to provide for my children’
Felicia Fekay of Whitefield is doing the work she loves. She became a licensed practical nurse with help from Charitable Foundation scholarships and plans to continue her studies and become a registered nurse.
Meet Seana McDuffie
Seana McDuffie joined the Charitable Foundation in fall of 2022 as a program and student aid officer. Read about how her experience, including as a U.S. Marine veteran, informs the work she does at the Foundation, about her love of podcasts, movies and retro video games — and about the culture shock and racism she experienced when she first moved to New Hampshire.
A week-long job shadow leads to a career path
With help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship, Joshua Williams is studying at Lakes Region Community College, majoring in Electrical Systems Maintenance and Installation and Electrical Power and Control Technologies. He plans four more years of study for an electrician journeyman’s license, then to earn his master electrician’s certification. He dreams of starting his own business.
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund
One of the largest permanent rural philanthropies in the U.S. is strengthening communities and spreading economic opportunity.
Tillotson Fund awards more than $1.9 million for North Country communities
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund grants support essential needs for individuals and families, a healthy workforce ecosystem, environmental stewardship, and more.
Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund awards more than $350,000 to support North Country efforts
Funding from application grant programs in third and fourth quarters provides support to more than 55 organizations serving Coös County and bordering communities.
Tillotson Fund releases five-year strategic plan
As the North Country region grows and transforms, the Tillotson Fund will continue to build deep community connection and ensure that the philosophy and legacies of Neil and Louise Tillotson are embedded into the work.
Substance Use Disorders Portfolio
The Foundation has made a long-term commitment to reduce substance use among New Hampshire youth.
Reason to hope
Traci Fowler, the Charitable Foundation’s director of behavioral health, on the current substance use crisis, why an integrated approach to addressing mental health and substance use makes sense, and promising practices that offer reason for hope.
Why the Youth Risk Behavior Survey matters for young people’s health
Charitable Foundation opposes bill that would undermine the availability of reliable and valid data that is critical to helping keep New Hampshire’s young people healthy.
Request for Proposals: Evaluation of the Foundation’s investments in substance use prevention
Proposals due by Monday, March 15.
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