Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Communications Officer





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More than 250 centers designated emergency child-care providers

New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Collaborative creates statewide system to provide care for the children of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At-home learning resources from NH’s nonprofits

Learn about the constitution, go live on Facebook with scientists at the top of Mount Washington, creature a nature scavenger hunt in your own backyard, take a virtual field trip to a coral reef, create a landscape collage with an art educator from the Currier Museum of Art...and much, much more. New Hampshire's nonprofits are adapting to provide online resources for learning from home during challenging times.

Collaborative to establish emergency system for child care for essential workers

Foundation is supporting the New Hampshire Emergency Child Care Collaborative with staffing and philanthropic resources, and will make grants to nonprofit child care centers to help ensure that essential workers have consistent and safe child care during the COVID-19 crisis.

Supporting New Hampshire communities during challenging times

Foundation is closely tracking and following guidance from public health officials and will be prepared to help when the people of New Hampshire need us.

A legacy of helping people transition from homelessness to hope

Before he died, Barry Quimby set up a fund that would continue to support the nonprofit organization where he had worked for nearly 20 years.

New Hampshire Tomorrow 2019 progress report

Report details efforts to increase opportunities to help more young people in New Hampshire reach their potential.

Remembering Charlie DeGrandpre

Longtime Charitable Foundation board member and regional advisor helped to structure charitable gift that has made a significant difference for people struggling with substance use disorder in New Hampshire.

Grants map shows where NH generosity is making a difference

New interactive tool allows users to explore Foundation grantmaking by region, interest area, initiative and more.

Building on the North Country’s strengths

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation made $3.4 million in grants to 58 nonprofits in Coös County and surrounding communities in 2019.

Meet Rosalind Erwin

The Foundation's new senior program officer for the Piscataqua Region and environmental grantmaking on the delight of learning new places, the coolest-ever internship (jellyfish husbandry!), her current favorite nature writing — and more.

Australia’s bush fires: Here’s what you can do to help

Australian Communities Foundation shares information on how to best help their country recover in the months and years ahead.

Strengthening their community with philanthropy

Outdoor Pride Landscaping and Snow Management in Manchester, named one of Forbes' "Best Small Companies of 2019," gives to have an impact on the community where they live, work and play.