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Eighty-eight nonprofits, including the Palace Theatre in Manchester, were recipients of multiyear operating support through the Foundation's Community Grants program. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Eighty-eight nonprofits, including the Palace Theatre in Manchester, were recipients of multiyear operating support through the Foundation's Community Grants program. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Charitable Foundation grants $4.1 million in operating support to nonprofits

Recent funding from Foundation's Community Grants program provides multiyear operating support to 88 nonprofits working across New Hampshire.

CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has made $4,155,000 in grants through its Community Grants Program to support the operations of 88 nonprofits serving New Hampshire communities.

Generous donations to the Charitable Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund, along with discretionary and donor-advised funds, made it possible to increase the total amount awarded through this grants program in 2020 by almost $1 million.

Grants will help support struggling families, connect young people with life-changing mentors, help people get dental care, defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, help the arts to flourish, boost our economy, protect natural resources — and much more.

“Nonprofits do critical work in every community in our region — in times of crisis, and always,” said Anne Phillips, director of grantmaking at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “Many of them have been on the front lines during the public health crisis, and many have adapted and innovated in amazing ways to continue meeting their missions for our communities. The Foundation is proud to partner with and support these organizations that make New Hampshire a better place for everyone.”

“Operating support is just critical — it allows organizations to put resources where they are most needed when they are most needed,” Phillips said. “Nonprofits can do the most good for our communities when they have flexible dollars to work with.”

The Charitable Foundation awards more than $40 million in grants each year. The Foundation administers multiple grant programs — some focused on specific regions, 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, civic engagement, education, economic development, environmental protection and arts and culture.

Complete list of grants made in 2020 through the Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants Program:

3S Contemporary Arts Space, Inc., Portsmouth, $60,000

Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, Union, $60,000

Alzheimer’s Association-Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, Waltham, MA, $30,000

American Friends Service Committee-New Hampshire Program, Concord, $60,000

Arts Alive!, Inc., Keene, $30,000

Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, New London, $60,000

Belknap House, Laconia, $30,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central NH, Concord, $20,000

Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, Concord, $25,000

Bridge Project, North Woodstock, $22,500

Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, $60,000

Careers CLiC, Hanover, $60,000

Center for New Beginnings, Littleton, $30,000

Center For Wildlife, Cape Neddick, ME, $30,000

Children Unlimited, Inc., Conway, $60,000

Claremont Senior Center, Inc., Claremont, $30,000

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry, Londonderry, $60,000

Community Day Care Center, Inc., Portsmouth, $60,000

Community Partners, Dover, $60,000

Community Players of Concord NH, $30,000

Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., Manchester, $60,000

Fair Tide, Inc., Kittery, ME, $30,000

Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, $60,000

Five Rivers Conservation Trust, Concord, $60,000

Franklin Opera House, Franklin, $30,000

Friends of Mascoma Foundation, Canaan, $30,000

Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Horsemanship, Newport, $30,000

Girls at Work, Inc., Manchester, $30,000

Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000

Global Campuses Foundation, Williston, VT, $30,000

Granite State Independent Living, Concord, $60,000

Great Works Regional Land Trust, South Berwick, ME, $30,000

Greater Nashua Dental Connection, Inc., Nashua, $60,000

Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center, Tilton, $60,000

Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, $60,000

HealthFirst Family Care Center, Inc., Franklin, $60,000

Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, $60,000

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene, $60,000

Kimball Jenkins, Concord, $30,000

L I F E Ministries Inc., Wolfeboro Falls, $60,000

Land For Good, Inc., Keene, $60,000

Lebanon Opera House Improvement Corporation, Lebanon, $60,000

LISTEN – Lebanon In Service To Each Neighbor, Lebanon, $60,000

Mid-State Health Center, Plymouth, $60,000

Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency, Keene, $30,000

Moore Center Services, Inc., Manchester, $60,000

Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition, Conway, $22,500

Mountain Top Music Center, Conway, $48,000

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, $20,000

Nashua Community Music School, $30,000

New Generation, Inc., Greenland, $60,000

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts, Concord, $30,000

New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute, Manchester, $60,000

New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund, Concord, $30,000

New Hampshire Public Broadcasting, Durham, $60,000

New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association, Concord, $60,000

NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, $60,000

North Country Chamber Players, Franconia, $30,000

Old Berwick Historical Society, South Berwick, ME, $30,000

Palace Theatre Trust, Manchester, $60,000

Pemi Youth Center Inc., Plymouth, $30,000

Peterborough Players, Peterborough, $60,000

Players Ring Theatre, Portsmouth, $30,000

Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative, Plymouth, $57,000

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Portsmouth, $30,000

Reach Out and Read, Inc., Boston, $60,000

Red River Theatres, Inc., Concord, $60,000

Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., Concord, $60,000

Seacoast Science Center, Inc., Rye, $60,000

Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, Exeter, $60,000

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, $30,000

Special Olympics New Hampshire, Manchester, $30,000

Symphony New Hampshire, Nashua, $60,000

The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center, Antrim, $60,000

The Mental Health Center for Southern New Hampshire, Derry, $60,000

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, $60,000

The Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, $60,000

The Youth Council, Inc., Nashua, $60,000

TLC Family Resource Center, Claremont, $60,000

Turning Points Network, Claremont, $60,000

Twin Pines Housing Trust, White River Junction, VT, $60,000

TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc, Lebanon, $30,000

Valley Court Diversion Program, White River Junction, VT, $45,000

Visions for Creative Housing Solutions, Inc., Enfield, $30,000

Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, North Conway, $60,000

Windsor County Partners, Windsor, VT, $15,000

YMCA Camp Coniston, Grantham, $40,000

YMCA of the North Shore, Plaistow, $60,000

To learn more about the Foundation’s Community Grants program and other grant programs, visit www.nhcf.org/grants.

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. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $40 million in grants and $6 million in scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.