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On a mission to tell the truth about our history

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is working to ensure a richer understanding of our shared heritage



Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowships Awarded to Four North Country Teachers

Since 2007, the Louise Tillotson Fellowship has awarded $372,500 to North Country public school educators



James Vara awarded Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship

Vara, chief of staff and associate attorney general at the NH Department of Justice, will take part in a three-week seminar for senior executives in state and local government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government



2018 Annual Meeting: On A Mission

Photos, video from gathering of nearly 800 people to recognize and celebrate the work of NH's nonprofit sector



The Power of Many: Making a Difference for the Granite State

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



Taking the Hard Cases

New Hampshire Legal Assistance’s North Country staff provides civil legal services to those most in need



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.


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Substance Use Disorders Portfolio

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

  • Meet Traci Fowler

    New Foundation senior program officer talks about addressing complex social issues, timber framing, and loving the 'feisty, live-free-or-die-ness' of New Hampshire

  • Beyond the Stigma: “Meeting people where they’re at”

    Lawmakers last year made it legal for health centers, public health networks and community organizations to operate what some call "needle exchange" programs

  • Beyond the Stigma: Hope on Haven Hill

    Kerry Norton, R.N., a Hope founder and its program director, said the women who live here are “the bravest people” she knows


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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.

  • 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

  • Once in a blue supermoon

    A blue supermoon will rise on January 31 — a rare occurrence indeed. The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores the science...and encourages you to go out and take a look

  • Bears make their beds for winter

    The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund, explains how black bears 'go to bed fat and strong and wake up skinny and strong'


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