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COVER Home Repair. (Courtesy photo.)

COVER Home Repair. (Courtesy photo.)

Charitable Foundation announces latest grants and gifts to support NH during crisis

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.

The Foundation opened the Community Crisis Action Fund on March 20 to help respond to the needs in our communities — and generous New Hampshire people have rallied, giving an unprecedented $3,670,836  into that fund (in amounts ranging from $25 to $1 million) to help our communities in this time of crisis. (A complete list of gifts to this fund is available here.) Every penny is equally appreciated, and every penny is going out into the community. Click here to contribute to the Community Crisis Action Fund.

Since this crisis began to unfold in March, $6,953,038 in grants have been made in response (a complete list is available here). The following lists of grants and gifts were prepared with care and with every effort to correctly reflect all generous donors and grants made. If something appears to be missing or in error, please contact Stephanie Selberg at Fgrcunavr.Fryoret@aups.bet or 800-464-6641 ext. 289.

The following grants were made and gifts were contributed from May 5 through May 18:

Grants from the Community Crisis Action Fund and other Foundation funds to meet immediate community and organization needs. This includes Express Grants which in 2020 are dedicated exclusively to meeting urgent needs brought on by the COVID-19 crisis:

Affordable Housing, Education and Development, $5,000
ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, $5,000
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, $30,000
Amy’s Treat, $5,000
Antrim Baptist Church, $2,000
Arts in Motion Theater, $2,000
Carriage Lane Players, $2,000
Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance, $2,000
Crotched Mountain Foundation, $20,000
Disability Rights Center-New Hampshire, $3,000
Exeter Area Charitable Foundation, $5,000
Fall Mountain Friendly Meals Program, $2,000
Finding our Stride, $2,500
First Congregational Church of Ossipee, NH, $2,000
Granite State Adaptive, $5,000
Hero Pups, $5,000
Laura Mahoney Autism and Epilepsy Foundation, $5,000
M & D Playhouse, $2,000
Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, $4,000
Mountain Health Services, $5,000
New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, $30,000
Ossipee United Round Table, $1,420
Peterborough Human Services Fund, $5,000
Rockingham VNA & Hospice, $5,000
Seacoast Eat Local, $30,000
SHARE Fund, $5,000
Shelter from the Storm, $5,000
Southern New Hampshire University, $5,000
St. John The Evangelist Church, Saint John XXIII Parish, $2,000
The Granite YMCA, $5,000
Vital Communities, $5,000
Weathervane Theatre Players, $2,000


Strategies and public partnerships supported by the Community Crisis Action Fund and other Foundation funds:

  • Helping family resources centers meet emergency family needs:

New Hampshire Children’s Trust, $50,000


Donor-advised-fund grants in response to the COVID-19 crisis:

In addition to recommending generous fund-to-fund transfers into the Community Crisis Action Fund to respond to community need during this crisis, many holders of donor-advised funds at the Foundation have recommended generous direct grants to nonprofits. These gifts are both responding to urgent basic needs and providing much-needed support to a variety of nonprofits navigating the challenges of operating during this crisis.

Annie’s Angels Memorial Fund, $5,000
Appalachian Mountain Club, $500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH, $25,000
Coastal Economic Development Corporation, $1,000
COVER Home Repair, $1,500
Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, $2,500
Feeding America, $1,000
Finding our Stride, $2,500
Families in Transition/New Horizons, $155,000
Friends of the Music Hall, $50,000
Gather, two grants totaling $16,000
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, $2,500
Girls at Work, $50,000
Granite State Children’s Alliance, $50,000
HAVEN, $1,000
La Salette of Enfield, $5,000
Lebanon Opera House, $2,500
Maison de la famille de la MRC de Coaticook, $3,200
Montshire Museum of Science, $2,500
New Hampshire Catholic Charities, $5,000
New Hampshire Humane Society, $500
New Hampshire SPCA, $5,000
NH Food Bank of NH Catholic Charities, $10,000
Partners in Health, $1,000
Riverbend Community Mental Health, $10,000
Rockingham VNA & Hospice, $15,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Laconia Conference, $1,000
St. Joseph Community Services, $5,000
St. Vincent de Paul of Hampton, $1,000
Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative, $1,160
Syracuse Health Science Center Medical Alumni Foundation, $1,000
Team Rubicon, $1,000
The Salvation Army – Laconia, $2,500
The Salvation Army – Manchester, $2,500
TLC Family Resource Center, $2,500
Vermont Foodbank, $3,000
Vermont Public Radio, $5,000
White Mountains Community College, $4,400
Willing Hands Enterprises, $4,000


Donors to Community Crisis Action Fund:

Since the Community Crisis Action Fund was established on March 20, more than $3.6 million in gifts have been made into it from people all over the state, some of whom are new donors to the Foundation, some of whom are longtime partners. We thank and applaud these generous individuals, families and organizations who have contributed to the Community Crisis Action Fund. The following people and organizations contributed $89,808 from May 5 through May 18.

A complete list of donors to the fund since March 20 can be viewed here.


Frederick E. and Anne R. Barstow Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Thomas & Lisa Biklen
Jean Deupree
Deborah Finch
Gates Industrial Corporation Foundation
Benjamin Siracusa Hillman & Betty Luther-Hillman
Timothy & Carol Hoyt
Dawn Huebner & Lisa Bunker
Lucretia Jevne
Katherine Kelly
Carola Lea
June Mittelmark
Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Inc.
Northeast Delta Dental
Jane & Daniel Och
Mark Otis & Ellen Ratner-Otis
Saint James Episcopal Church of Laconia
Charles Schuessler & Jane Flythe
Beverly Shadley & Carina Self
Shaheen & Gordon, PA
William & Jennifer Thomas
Jeffrey Throm
Timothy & Kathleen Vaughan
Audrey White & Daniel Keaveny
Joanna Young & Lindley Rankine


Burleigh Farm Fund
Golden Wood Fund