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.
The New Hampshire Food Bank has hired a North Country food systems coordinator, with help from a grant from the Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, to work with local organizations, strengthen infrastructure, improve accessibility to fresh food and improve distribution in the region.
Charitable Foundation announces newest round of grants and gifts in response to public-health crisis
Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $3.8 million into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $8 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.
Fund of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery will distribute aid to nonprofits affected by the public-health crisis. Deadline for applications is June 25.
Social studies teacher from West Running Brook Middle School in Derry will spend her sabbatical year on a project called "Promoting Just Schools," aiming to help ensure that all New Hampshire children have an equal opportunity to thrive in the classroom.
More than 14,000 people give $3.2 million to 500 New Hampshire nonprofits during 24-hour online event hosted by NH Center for Nonprofits.
$60 million state fund from CARES Act allocation will help nonprofits continue to meet important missions for NH communities
The Foundation stands with those who are exercising their rights and their moral duty to peacefully and urgently call for justice and an end to the violence and countless injustices perpetrated upon Black people over the course of centuries.
Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,670,836 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $7 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.
Starting on June 9 at 6 p.m., join thousands of your New Hampshire neighbors for NH Gives, a 24-hour giving event created by the NH Center for Nonprofits to support New Hampshire’s nonprofits.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit right around the same time that many nonprofits usually hold spring fundraisers that account for an important part of their annual revenue. While not all of those events are adaptable to the virtual space, many nonprofits have gotten creative and held events online — and people have rallied to show their support.
The Foundation and its donors are responding to urgent community needs during the current crisis: feeding hungry children and families, sheltering people without homes, delivering meals to elders, caring for the sick, supporting people in recovery and much more. Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,557,828 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Since this crisis began to unfold, $6,223,858 in grants have been made in response.
Nonprofit community health centers and recovery support centers around the state have quickly implemented telemedicine technology to continue to safely deliver critical services. Grants from the Community Crisis Action Fund have connected them with the computers, cameras, software, improved wifi and cell phones to make it happen.