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More than 250 centers designated emergency child-care providers

New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Collaborative creates statewide system to provide care for the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Foundation strategy focused on reducing pain and hardship among our most vulnerable neighbors and reducing impact on critical health care and social service systems.



All taxpayers can deduct up to $300 in donations to nonprofits in 2020

The CARES Act made some changes to charitable deductions for individuals and corporations for 2020. Here is a very brief overview. While we know tax benefits are not the primary reason people give, we hope these changes will encourage increased giving to nonprofits during this challenging time.



At-home learning resources from NH’s nonprofits

Learn about the constitution, go live on Facebook with scientists at the top of Mount Washington, creature a nature scavenger hunt in your own backyard, take a virtual field trip to a coral reef, create a landscape collage with an art educator from the Currier Museum of Art...and much, much more. New Hampshire's nonprofits are adapting to provide online resources for learning from home during challenging times.



Collaborative to establish emergency system for child care for essential workers

Foundation is supporting the New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Collaborative with staffing and philanthropic resources, and will make grants to nonprofit child care centers to help ensure that essential workers have consistent and safe child care during the COVID-19 crisis.



A message to our nonprofit partners: Adapting our grantmaking during difficult times

To help respond to urgent community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation will prioritize support for the most vulnerable in our communities and provide maximum flexibility for grantees.



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.


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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.

  • Rooted in community

    Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center makes communities stronger by connecting people with healthy, local food.

  • Building on the North Country’s strengths

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation made $3.4 million in grants to 58 nonprofits in Coös County and surrounding communities in 2019.

  • ‘Energy circuit rider’ helps towns become more energy-efficient

    New position created with funding from Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund brings energy-efficiency to towns and school districts, with an eye to driving demand for sustainable energy systems and creating jobs in related industries.


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Substance Use Disorders Portfolio

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

  • Remembering Charlie DeGrandpre

    Longtime Charitable Foundation board member and regional advisor helped to structure charitable gift that has made a significant difference for people struggling with substance use disorder in New Hampshire.

  • A call to the edge

    A new report shows that New Hampshire has the second-highest rate, per capita, of children who are affected by their parents' opioid misuse. Tym Rourke, director of the Charitable Foundation's "New Hampshire Tomorrow" initiative, on how we all have the opportunity to help make sure these children have the chance to succeed.

  • Charitable Foundation designated a ‘recovery-friendly workplace’

    The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been designated a recovery-friendly workplace by Governor Christopher T. Sununu. The governor’s “recovery-friendly workplace initiative” promotes wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorders and those supporting family members in recovery


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Wellborn Ecology Fund

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

  • 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

  • Tick-borne diseases on the rise

    In the latest installment of "The Outside Story," sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund: Ticks are more abundant than ever before in northern New England, and tick-borne diseases are on the rise. Read more about why, and how to stay safe while still enjoying time outside this summer


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