November 10, 2021
A grant from the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund to the New Hampshire Food Bank allowed for the purchase of 35 cold storage units — refrigerators and freezers — for food pantries and soup kitchens across the state. That means that more fresh foods — particularly meat and dairy products — are getting to families who need them.
October 20, 2021
It was April of 2020. Everyone who could was working from home, going to school from home, grocery shopping curbside and staying away from crowds. Annie Day decided to take a new job: She would manage the Families In Transition Adult Emergency Shelter.
October 12, 2021
Devon and Morgan Phillips could do their work in emergency medicine during the height of the pandemic in 2020 because their children's early childhood center was there to care for their kids. Early childhood education is critical infrastructure that benefits everyone in our communities.
September 16, 2021
In an era of new complexities, tensions and awareness, the New Hampshire program of the American Friends Service Committee has been unwavering and expansive in its dedication to mission, working on a towering array of issues — from racial equity to immigrants’ rights to economic justice.
September 8, 2021
As people took to local trails in record numbers during a global pandemic, they discovered that much of that open space had been conserved and access to it provided by small land trusts like Bear-Paw Regional Greenways.
August 18, 2021
Anyone who has ever struggled to explain the importance of the arts might try this, from JAG’s mission:
“…to catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through shared understandings of humankind through the lens of the African American experience…”
July 21, 2021
Who we are is never more apparent than during times of crisis. The Charitable Foundation's 2020 annual report features 10 stories from a time of shared crisis that give us enduring hope.
May 20, 2021
The latest issue of the Foundation's Purpose newsletter is now available online. Read about how Girls, Inc. adapted its operations to help girls during remote learning; how nonprofits are helping people manage mental health challenges; a partnership to strengthen mentorship for LGBTQ youth — and much more.
May 14, 2021
India is struggling with a severe second wave of coronavirus that has infected millions, killed more than 250,000 and left the country’s health-care system under extreme stress. Relief organizations are rushing supplies, medical equipment and medical staff to help.
March 17, 2021
With new on-site "Smart Cafes," the nonprofit offered girls whose families needed to work outside the home a place to do remote learning with guidance from staff, three nutritious meals a day and after-school care.
February 12, 2021
In Manchester, four new community health workers will soon be in action, helping that city’s Health Department reach out to and better serve communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The positions were made possible with a combination of funds from the Charitable Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund and federal CARES Act dollars.
January 19, 2021
Jessica Cantin is the CEO of the YWCA of New Hampshire. She spoke with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about the YWCA’s work to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.