What We’re Up To

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Gather: on a mission to make sure no one goes hungry

For more than 200 years, this nonprofit has been innovating to meet community needs



Innovation internship

University of New Hampshire senior Riley Kenney shares his reflections on his summer internship at the Charitable Foundation



On a mission to welcome people home

Diane and her family got stable, affordable housing through Twin Pines Housing. Which meant that she was able to focus on getting well and finding a good job



Exploring solutions: help for kids, more money to fight crisis, and reasons for optimism

"Beyond the Stigma" series in the New Hampshire Union Leader takes a "solutions journalism" approach to reporting on addiction and behavioral health



Bishop A. Robert Hirschfeld, Pawn Nitichan and Dianne Mercier join Foundation Board

Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, Executive Director of City Year New Hampshire and President of People’s United Bank in New Hampshire join 13-member governing board



Turning non-cash assets into good

Rick Peck, NH Charitable Foundation vice-president for development and philanthropy services, explains how different types of assets can help you maximize your giving and make a bigger difference for the organizations, causes and communities you care about most



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.

  • Innovation internship

    University of New Hampshire senior Riley Kenney shares his reflections on his summer internship at the Charitable Foundation

  • On a mission to help our kids thrive

    Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns

  • On a mission to prevent addiction

    Members of the Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth see drugs and alcohol as a clear and present danger to their generation. They are deflecting that danger with a potent weapon: the optimism of the young


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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.

  • 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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