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Lois R. Shea

Senior Writer and Communications Officer





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Together we listen

In a time when libraries are facing challenges to books and programs, NH Listens is helping librarians navigate and facilitate difficult conversations.

Together we advocate for fairness

To help improve outcomes for New Hampshire’s children, the Foundation is supporting the work of the NH School Funding Fairness Project, Reaching Higher NH and other grassroots organizations.

A camp converted into a forever source of support for Nashua-area children

Camp Doucet was enjoyed by thousands of Nashua children for decades. When it fell out of use, the nonprofit association that managed it decided to create two funds to benefit children and families in the Nashua region forever.

Together we nurture community

Positive Street Art engages in revolutionary positivity and community building — in an era urgently in need of both.

Together we build a better future

As the technology has gotten cheaper and the climate crisis bears down, interest in efficiency continues to rise. Clean Energy NH is helping communities around the state become more energy efficient.

Together we lead

The Equity Leaders Fellowship, created by and for leaders of color, combines intensive learning about equity, systems and policies with relationship building and nonprofit board service to strengthen the state’s network of leaders of color.

Together we care

Access to high-quality, affordable health care is a fundamental element of well-being. Thousands of people in New Hampshire — mostly women with low incomes — rely on Planned Parenthood for the care they need.

Together we thrive: In our communities

A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.

Stories of determination + hope

In the latest issue of Purpose, we learn about the many ways in which New Hampshire’s nonprofit organizations are addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis — and meet a family now living in safe and secure housing thanks to that work. Also in this issue, we meet Tina Philibotte, chief equity officer for the Manchester School District, learn about how a New Hampshire man saved for years for a scholarship to benefit other students, and more.

Making nhcf.org accessible

The Foundation’s website, nhcf.org, has been updated to be more accessible to people with a range of disabilities — including blindness, low vision, deafness and hearing loss.

A lifeline for families

A network of 16 nonprofit family resource centers from Gorham to Peterborough provides critical and ongoing support to thousands of New Hampshire families.

Believing in the power of education

David C. Prescott saved for years to create a scholarship that will help New Hampshire students for generations.