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Today’s opportunity, tomorrow’s workforce

Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success



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



Christa’s legacy continues: NH kids become confident coders

Heather Drolet, 2017 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical recipient, developed the NH Kids Code curriculum and Confident Coders after-school program. She reflects on her sabbatical year demonstrating those programs and sharing her curricula in schools all over the state



Foundation, Business NH Magazine come together to honor nonprofits

Annual Foundation grant honoring nonprofit excellence will now be made in conjunction with Business New Hampshire Magazine's Business of the Year Awards. Application deadline is January 11



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



End-of-year family giving ideas

Charitable Foundation director of donor services Melinda Mosier offers some ideas to start or bolster your own tradition of philanthropy



Focus On


New Hampshire Tomorrow

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

  • Today’s opportunity, tomorrow’s workforce

    Giving hard-working New Hampshire kids a roadmap to success

  • A deep and steadfast commitment

    The Sundman family's quiet generosity has helped dozens of young people from Littleton to go to college. Now, David Sundman is expanding the scholarship fund created in his mother's honor by giving through an IRA charitable rollover. Foundation senior philanthropy advisor Linda Gray explains that the fund will help Littleton students for generations to come

  • Survey data show reasons to celebrate prevention

    Youth Risk Behavior Survey is critical in understanding young people's risk factors for addiction — and in tailoring efforts to help them stay healthy


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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 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.

  • 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

  • Building a STEM workforce

    Foundation initiative is helping kids pursue STEM studies and careers


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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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