Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Communications Officer





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Charitable Foundation announces newest round of grants and gifts in response to public-health crisis

Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $3.8 million into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $8 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.

Family resource centers step up for vulnerable families

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it hit the lives of vulnerable families with an overwhelming tangle of complication and peril. Family resource centers around the state rose to the moment, coming to the aid of people who needed them.

NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund application now open

Fund of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery will distribute aid to nonprofits affected by the public-health crisis. Deadline for applications is June 25.

Outpouring of support for NH nonprofits during NH Gives

More than 14,000 people give $3.2 million to 500 New Hampshire nonprofits during 24-hour online event hosted by NH Center for Nonprofits.

Coming to the aid of victims of domestic and sexual violence

Stay-at-home orders meant many victims were trapped with their abusers. Nonprofits have fast-tracked technology, worked with the courts, communities and police and adapted operations to try to keep people safe.

Charitable Foundation announces latest grants and gifts to support NH during crisis

Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,670,836 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $7 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.

Together, on June 9 and 10, let’s do something big for New Hampshire

Starting on June 9 at 6 p.m., join thousands of your New Hampshire neighbors for NH Gives, a 24-hour giving event created by the NH Center for Nonprofits to support New Hampshire’s nonprofits.

Meeting urgent needs of homeless youth and young adults

A grant to Waypoint bought phones, phone cards, grocery and gas cards for the young people served through its Runaway and Homeless Youth program — whose lives were made even more perilous by the COVID-19 crisis.

Nonprofit Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund established by state

Fund to be administered by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Community Development Finance Authority.

There for Franklin’s children, no matter what

Many children who rely on intervention counselors like Amber Roux have had a lifetime’s worth of obstacles and traumas thrown at them before their tenth birthdays. Generous support from Charitable Foundation donors has helped to keep those counselors in Franklin's schools.

Foundation fund-holders responding with generosity, urgency

One couple started recommending grants from their donor-advised fund to dozens of nonprofits before the pandemic ever really took hold here; another was among the first to respond to the call to build the Community Crisis Action Fund to address urgent need across the state. Here are some stories of responsive and flexible generosity in an unprecedented time.

Foundation, CDFA, Center for Nonprofits advocate for nonprofit relief fund

Following invitations to testify to the committees advising the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, the Foundation, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, has proposed that the state establish a Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Fund.