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Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Communications Officer





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Boosting community vitality

Since 1993, the nonprofit Vital Communities has been bringing people together across sectors to tackle among the most complex challenges facing the region.

Medical-legal partnership aims to improve health outcomes for families

Dartmouth Health and New Hampshire Legal Assistance have teamed up to support family health by identifying health disparities and addressing legal needs to improve health outcomes.

Together We Thrive: In Our Community

Nonprofits are improving the quality of life in every corner of New Hampshire

NH Business Review 2024 Charitable Giving Guide now available

New Hampshire Business Review's 2024 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to support the nonprofits that make the New Hampshire community better for all.

Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation announces $250,000 in grants

The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation made recent grants to 20 nonprofits working to improve the health and well-being of people in Strafford County.

Bringing it Home

The Monadnock Economic Development Corporation is working to increase child care availability in the region through the “Bringing it Home” program, which is supporting in-home child care providers.

Louise Tillotson teaching Fellowship paused for 2024

Foundation staff will be working with past fellowship recipients, plus other North Country educators and nonprofit partners to align the program with the Tillotson Fund's vision and principles, and determine the structure of the fellowship going forward.

Community arts for all the community

The Capitol Center for the Arts is building relationships and belonging — inside and outside its walls.

A generous act heard round the world

Geoffrey Holt left a surprise gift in his will, to benefit his adopted hometown of Hinsdale, NH. His story has been shared worldwide.

‘The lifeblood of the state’

New American Scholars was founded by a teenager who wanted to help other young people thrive.

An evolution

An integrated response to mental health and substance use disorders is key to promoting health and well-being — and to saving lives. As the science in the field has evolved, so has our work.

Welcoming new board members

Bobbie Bagley, Laurie Gabriel and Emmett Soldati have joined the Charitable Foundation’s board of directors.