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A fitting legacy for Claremont’s kids

Rene Lacasse of Claremont was an immigrant, a United States Navy veteran, a steel worker, a dad and a coach. He loved basketball, and he thought all kids should have the opportunity to play sports. Now, a fund in his name at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is covering registration fees for kids in need to participate in sports and other activities at the local community center



A welcoming state for all

Allyson Ryder, Associate Director of Leadership New Hampshire and member of the Governor's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, on the importance of collective and concerted efforts to make the Granite State a welcoming place for all



Investing in affordable housing

An impact investment from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is helping Twin Pines Housing create energy-efficient, affordable housing for 29 families in the Upper Valley, which is one of the tightest housing markets in the state



Remembering Ryan

The Bishop family created a fund to honor their youngest son and give life-changing opportunity to kids in need



New scholarship fund to distribute more than $100k annually to NH engineering students

The Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will make its first awards this year



New study offers insights on strategic ways to invest in early childhood

RAND Corporation study looks at strategies for wise investments in home visiting and preschool that will give more New Hampshire children the opportunity to thrive



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.

  • A fitting legacy for Claremont’s kids

    Rene Lacasse of Claremont was an immigrant, a United States Navy veteran, a steel worker, a dad and a coach. He loved basketball, and he thought all kids should have the opportunity to play sports. Now, a fund in his name at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is covering registration fees for kids in need to participate in sports and other activities at the local community center

  • Remembering Ryan

    The Bishop family created a fund to honor their youngest son and give life-changing opportunity to kids in need

  • New scholarship fund to distribute more than $100k annually to NH engineering students

    The Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will make its first awards this year


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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.

  • ‘Mrs. Hood is the light in our school’

    Patty Hood, who has spent her career devoted to Berlin's students, has been awarded the annual Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which recognizes excellence in public-school teaching

  • 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

  • 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


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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.

  • Meet Michael Turmelle

    New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's new director of education and career initiatives on advancing "65 by 25," the barriers too many kids face, and the tennis coach who changed his life

  • 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


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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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