By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
Music education in New Hampshire’s public schools is getting a boost from the David M. Brooks Music Fund.
Brooks, of Bedford, was a U.S. Army veteran who had worked in the printing industry — and who loved music. He left a bequest in his will to create the fund, which will distribute up to $175,000 annually in perpetuity for the teaching of light classical music and voice in New Hampshire grammar schools, high schools, colleges and universities.
The New Hampshire Music Educators Association is working with the Foundation to advise grantmaking, and grants will be focused on districts with the greatest need.
For more information, contact Peter Benson, Charitable Foundation senior program officer, at 800-464-6641 ext. 271 or Peter.Benson@nhcf.org.
Foundation contracted with the independent Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a confidential survey of our grantees to learn more about how they perceive our work, and ways we might improve it. Read the full report, below.
The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being and reduce the burden of illness of people in Strafford County and surrounding communities.
Katie Merrow, who led the Charitable Foundation's community impact department for 14 years with outstanding distinction, has made the decision to hand off the reins. The Foundation is deeply grateful to Katie. "We will dearly miss her passion, her commitment to the work, and her tireless drive to make New Hampshire a better community,” said president and CEO Dick Ober.
A new study by the Civics Center, a national nonpartisan organization that works to increase high school voter registration, shows that comparatively few 18-year-olds in New Hampshire are registered to vote. The study was commissioned by the Charitable Foundation to help understand the landscape of youth voting in the state.
As the North Country region grows and transforms, the Tillotson Fund will continue to build deep community connection and ensure that the philosophy and legacies of Neil and Louise Tillotson are embedded into the work.
Hurricanes Fiona and Ian have caused widespread devastation and suffering for the people of Puerto Rico and Florida. Resources are available for how best to help victims of those extreme storms.
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.
National campaign encourages nonprofit organizations to provide time off for workers to get to the polls on Election Day.
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.
Granite Staters came together to contribute $3.5 million to local nonprofits during the state’s single largest day of giving.
We launch this plan with understanding of how far we have to go, and excitement about how far we can go, in partnership with New Hampshire’s nonprofits and generous donors.
As the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation undertook a strategic planning process to set priorities for the coming years, we first set out to listen closely to people who have faced those barriers.