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Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Communications Officer

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Nashua High Class of 1963 has started something big

A scholarship fund for graduating seniors, started through a crowdsourced effort at a 50th class reunion, continues to gain momentum — and will help Nashua's young people in perpetuity.

A New Hampshire where everyone belongs

Organizations like Rural Outright and events like Rural Pride help people find belonging and joy where they live.

A new Hampshire where justice and equity prevail

Everyone in New Hampshire is better off when everyone can belong and contribute. The New Hampshire Center for Justice & Equity works to make that vision a reality.

A New Hampshire where quality child care is available

In an effort to bring the voices of the North Country to policy conversations about early childhood in Concord, the Foundation made a grant for advocacy coaching for early childhood professionals from the state’s northern reaches.

A New Hampshire where fresh food is abundant

Land For Good, a nonprofit based in Keene, works “to ensure the future of farming in New England by putting more farmers more securely on more land.”

A New Hampshire where voting is accessible

Future in Sight works to advance independence for people who are blind and visually impaired. A Foundation grant helped people get training on an accessible voting system.

Maui Strong Fund activated by Hawai’i Community Foundation

The Hawai‘i Community Foundation has activated its Maui Strong Fund to support residents affected by the wildfires in Maui. At least 36 people have died in the blazes. One hundred percent of the funds donated into the Maui Strong Fund will be distributed for community needs.

Foundation seeks community members to design work of Racial Justice Fund

The Racial Justice Fund was established with dedicated funding from the Foundation, which is seeking 15 community members to engage in a process to design the work of this statewide grantmaking fund.

A New Hampshire where children can thrive

Camp Mariposa Nashua, run by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, helps lessen that burden for children whose young lives have been deeply affected by a family member’s substance misuse.

A New Hampshire for all takes all of New Hampshire

All over New Hampshire, people are working toward a New Hampshire for all. We are proud to feature just a few of their stories in our 2022 annual report. Thanks for reading, and please join us to continue the conversation at events around the state this September.

Together we thrive: In our communities 2023

From helping families afford children's programming to creating a space where all teens feel welcome to providing meals for elders: A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.

How to help victims of flooding

Devastating flooding after extreme rainfall has affected people and communities in Vermont, upstate New York and New Hampshire. Here are some ways to help.