June 20, 2023
The Charitable Foundation launched the Community Crisis Action Fund in 2020, and generous people responded with donations ranging from $25 to $6 million. The fund was structured so that every penny in donations went into our communities. Grants funded everything from hunger relief to an emergency childcare system for essential workers, from health equity efforts to emergency rental assistance. The fund is now deactivated, and will be re-activated as needed to respond to future crises.
March 20, 2023
"Our Story NH" project, which aims to provide a historical archive, launches new option for people to share stories quickly.
January 18, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down for children and teens, leaving families and schools looking for ways to help young people overcome feelings of profound uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. The SOAR program at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, was designed specifically to help young people cope with COVID’s fallout.
April 8, 2022
The expanded child tax credit helped move millions of American children out of poverty.
The Foundation, through a partnership with national funders and NH Housing, made grants to a number of nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire that were doing outreach to families to let them know about their eligibility for the credit — and to help them apply.
January 24, 2022
Marina Ngalula is on the cusp of realizing her childhood dream of becoming an engineer — so she can build useful things that improve people's lives.
December 30, 2021
In November of 2020, amid very dark days of the pandemic, all New Hampshire voters were allowed to vote by absentee in a general election — for the first time ever. But not everyone knew how. A coalition of New Hampshire nonprofits worked to help ensure that everyone understood how to vote safely and securely.
December 15, 2021
Citizen participation has always been a priority for the New Hampshire legislature. The health of our citizen government depends on it. And the health of our people and economy depend on stemming the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation joins many others in urging House and Senate leaders to provide the people of New Hampshire the option to testify remotely during the upcoming legislative session.
December 13, 2021
Walter Cronkite said “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” The Granite State News Collaborative is a promising model for providing important local news to communities across the state.
December 2, 2021
Grants from the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund, combined with federal CARES Act funding, made it possible for the cities of Manchester and Nashua to each hire four community health workers to to help people of color access care, testing and other services and resources to improve health outcomes.
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.