- 603-430-9182 ext 297
- Send An Email
Simon Delekta is the vice president of community engagement and impact at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. He oversees the Foundation’s work in grantmaking, community partnerships and strategic initiatives.
Simon grew up in New England. His first job was as a soda jerk at the soda foundation of his family’s independent pharmacy in Warren, Rhode Island. He graduated from public high school in Rhode Island and then studied Spanish and Political Science at Bates College in Maine and earned a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston.
Simon joined the Charitable Foundation as a senior program officer in 2014. Prior to his work at the Foundation, Simon served as Global Philanthropic Advisor at The Philanthropic Initiative, an initiative of The Boston Foundation. He has served as Director of The Network for Engaged International Donors (formerly New England International Donors) and of the Community Foundation Global Giving Network. Simon’s experience in the nonprofit sector includes managing government and community affairs at the New York Public Library and serving as director of voter education and civic engagement for the New York League of Conservation Voters.
Simon lives in Portsmouth with his family, and since 2012 has been a proud “Big Brother” through Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Program officer Simon Delekta on lessons learned while helping NH nonprofits merge to better serve their communities
Ready to dig in and make a meaningful difference in your community? For National Volunteer Week, here are a few ways to get started