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Gardeners at a Grow Nashua community garden. (Courtesy photo.)

Gardeners at a Grow Nashua community garden. (Courtesy photo.)

Charitable Foundation awards $3.8 million in operating support to nonprofits

Recent funding from Foundation's Community Grants program provides multiyear operating support to more than 80 nonprofits working across New Hampshire.

CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has made $3,810,500 in grants through its Community Grants Program to support the operations of 82 nonprofits serving New Hampshire communities.

Contributions from Foundation donor-advised funds made it possible to increase the total amount awarded through this grants program in 2022 by more than $1 million.

“New Hampshire asks a lot of the nonprofit sector — from teaching our youngest children to sheltering struggling families to helping protect natural resources and promote civil discourse. In the past couple years, we have asked even more of them and they continue to meet their missions in the face of increased community need and challenges,” said Anne Phillips, director of grantmaking at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to partner with and support these organizations that help make New Hampshire a community where everyone can thrive.”

The Charitable Foundation awards more than $50 million in grants each year. The Foundation administers multiple grant programs — some focused on geography, populations and issue areas — and also makes grants through donor-advised funds.

The Community Grants program is a competitive application program open to all qualified nonprofits that serve New Hampshire in the areas of health and well-being, environmental protection, education, housing and other basic needs, arts and culture, civic health and economic security. A majority of these grants are paid out over three years. All grants provide unrestricted operating support, which allows nonprofit organizations to focus grant dollars where they are needed most.

To learn more about the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s grantmaking programs, please visit nhcf.org.

Complete list of grants made in December 2022 through the Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants Program:

Advantage Kids, Gilford, $30,000

Advocates Building Lasting Equality in New Hampshire, Concord, $30,000

Affordable Housing, Education and Development, Littleton, $60,000

American Independence Center, Exeter, $30,000

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Franconia, $60,000

Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, Bedford, $60,000

Arts in Reach: Encouraging Growth Through the Arts, Portsmouth, $30,000

Audubon Society of New Hampshire, Concord, $60,000

Austin17House, Brentwood, $30,000

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, $60,000

Bartlett Historical Society, Bartlett, $27,000

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, $60,000

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Nashua, $60,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH, Concord, $30,000

Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School, Manchester, $30,000

Building Community in New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000

Claremont Soup Kitchen, Claremont, $30,000

The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, $60,000

The Colonial Theatre Group, Keene, $60,000

Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Concord, $60,000

Coös Economic Development Corporation, Lancaster, $30,000

Cornerstone VNA, Rochester, $60,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000

COVER Home Repair, White River Junction, VT, $60,000

Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, Concord, $60,000

The Dance Hall, Kittery, ME, $30,000

Family Place, Norwich, VT, $60,000

Family Promise of Greater Concord, Concord, $15,000

Footprints, Kittery, ME, $30,000

Friends of Aine Foundation, Manchester, $30,000

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Lebanon, $60,000

Granite State Children’s Alliance, Bedford, $60,000

Granite United Way, Manchester, $60,000

Grow Nashua, Nashua, $30,000

Hannah Grimes Center, Keene, $60,000

Harry Alan Gregg Foundation, Greenfield, $30,000

Hundred Nights, Keene, $60,000

JAG Productions, Hartford, VT, $30,000

The Joan G. Lovering Health Center, Greenland, $30,000

Kittery Land Trust, Kittery, ME, $30,000

Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, Meredith, $30,000

League of NH Craftsmen Foundation, Concord, $60,000

Library Arts Center, Newport, $30,000

Maker’s Mill, Wolfeboro, $60,000

Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, $60,000

Marguerite’s Place, Nashua, $60,000

Merrimack River Watershed Council, Lawrence, MA, $60,000

Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, Peterborough, $30,000

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Keene, $60,000

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, $60,000

My Turn, Manchester, $60,000

Nashua Police Athletic League, Nashua, $30,000

The Nature Conservancy/New Hampshire, Concord, $60,000

New Hampshire Association for the Blind, Concord, $60,000

New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, Londonderry, $60,000

New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, Barrington, $10,000

New Hampshire Telephone Museum, Warner, $30,000

New London Barn Playhouse, New London, $30,000

Northeast Organic Farming Association-New Hampshire, Concord, $60,000

Positive Tracks, Hanover, $60,000

SCORE Merrimack Valley Chapter, Derry, $30,000

Seacoast Eat Local, Dover, $30,000

Seacoast Outright, Portsmouth, $30,000

Special Needs Support Center of the Upper Valley, White River Junction, VT, $60,000

Squam Lakes Association, Holderness, $60,000

Stepping Stones, Nashua, $10,000

Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, $60,000

Sustainable Woodstock, Woodstock, VT, $30,000

Twin Rivers Food Pantry, Franklin, $30,000

Upbeat New Hampshire, Nashua, $30,000

The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center, Derry, $60,000

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, Conway, $60,000

Upper Valley Music Center, Lebanon, $60,000

Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, VT, $60,000

Vital Communities, White River Junction, VT, $60,000

Way Station, North Conway, $30,000

Wentworth Watershed Association, Wolfeboro, $60,000

West Central Services, Lebanon, $60,000

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, $60,000

Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, Raymond, $30,000

The Wright Museum of World War II, Wolfeboro, $58,500

YWCA New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000

To learn more about the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s grantmaking programs, please visit nhcf.org.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. We are the place where generosity meets the dedication and ingenuity of nonprofits and the potential of New Hampshire students. For six decades, thousands of people have entrusted their charitable resources to the Foundation, creating a perpetual source of philanthropic capital and making it possible for the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships every year. For more information, please visit nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.