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Katie Merrow oversees the Charitable Foundation’s Community Impact department, which distributes more than $32 million in grants and scholarships each year. She also spearheads strategic initiatives, including key components of the Foundation’s “New Hampshire Tomorrow” strategy for increasing youth opportunity. She has overseen Foundation partnerships that resulted in $62 million in national foundation and federal funds for nonprofit work in New Hampshire.
Before she joined the Foundation in 2008, Katie served as the first executive director of the New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute and as a senior research associate with the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies. She has held senior staff positions in the State of Rhode Island’s Division of Mental Health and the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
Katie speaks regularly on philanthropic issues and has published in national journals.
She is a Leadership New Hampshire graduate, class of 2006, and was named one of New Hampshire Business Review’s “Outstanding Women in Business” in 2012.
Katie has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. She lives in Hopkinton.
The Foundation will increase its grantmaking to help address continuing needs in our communities due to pandemic.
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.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Center for Public Policy Studies for its many contributions, and to the many generous people who have supported its important work
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