Charitable Giving Guide encourages support for nonprofits
February 28, 2023
New Hampshire Business Review's 2023 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to give to the nonprofits that make New Hampshire better for all of us.
A camp converted into a forever source of support for Nashua-area children
August 24, 2022
Camp Doucet was enjoyed by thousands of Nashua children for decades. When it fell out of use, the nonprofit association that managed it decided to create two funds to benefit children and families in the Nashua region forever.
Believing in the power of education
June 6, 2022
David C. Prescott saved for years to create a scholarship that will help New Hampshire students for generations.
Scholarship honors legacy of John P. Foss
March 10, 2022
Longtime public-school educator John Foss "had a special place in his heart for kids who struggled with learning." Now, a scholarship fund in his name will help students from Milford who have faced disabilities or hardships such as homelessness or mental health challenges; or students studying to become educators who will help children who have faced disability or hardship.
Supporting LGBTQ youth
May 26, 2021
Mentoring partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and Seacoast Outright gets help from the Respect for All Youth Fund.
Giving to meet the moment
August 20, 2020
The COVID-19 public-health crisis has re-shaped the way many people are approaching their giving. Sue and Brad Wyman figured "this is as rainy as the day gets," and have recommended generous grants from their donor-advised fund.
Foundation fund-holders responding with generosity, urgency
May 13, 2020
One couple started recommending grants from their donor-advised fund to dozens of nonprofits before the pandemic ever really took hold here; another was among the first to respond to the call to build the Community Crisis Action Fund to address urgent need across the state. Here are some stories of responsive and flexible generosity in an unprecedented time.
A legacy of helping people transition from homelessness to hope
March 12, 2020
Before he died, Barry Quimby set up a fund that would continue to support the nonprofit organization where he had worked for nearly 20 years.
Strengthening their community with philanthropy
January 7, 2020
Outdoor Pride Landscaping and Snow Management in Manchester, named one of Forbes' "Best Small Companies of 2019," gives to have an impact on the community where they live, work and play.
Giving to meet needs as-yet-unforeseen
November 5, 2019
Story Wright served on the Charitable Foundation board of directors from 1995 to 2003. She understood how frequently needs arose that did not fit neatly into a certain geographic region or fall within the designated purpose of a particular charitable fund. So she set up a Flexible Fund for New Hampshire that could be used to meet community needs as they arose
Bill and Esther Levy scholarship has helped scores of students afford college
October 16, 2019
The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund provides college money for students of Kennett High School in North Conway, which serves eight towns in the Mount Washington Valley. Bill’s stepson, Ron Collins, remembered Bill Levy saying: “I want the kids in the Valley to have a chance. If they have the gumption to go to school, but not the money, I’m going to help them.’
‘Claremonters Helping Claremonters’
September 4, 2019
A growing number of individuals and families are 'paying it forward' to Claremont and surrounding communities by becoming part of the Fund for Greater Claremont. Grants from the fund have helped connect kids with reading mentors at school; provide wraparound services for struggling families through the local family resource center; provide free dental care for kids; prevent domestic violence; support the local community center — and more