Concentric stories: New initiative eases process for telling pandemic story
March 20, 2023
"Our Story NH" project, which aims to provide a historical archive, launches new option for people to share stories quickly.
A warm meal with good friends – and much more
March 16, 2023
For more than 6,000 seniors or adults with disabilities in and around Grafton County, the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, its eight senior centers and its community partnerships offer transportation, meals, activities, health and financial guidance and companionship.
Announcing temporary changes to Community Grants program for 2023
March 10, 2023
As we work to improve our Community Grants program for the long-term, in 2023 we will offer a single, one-year, Unrestricted Grant program with awards of up to $20,000. There will be no Express Grants or multi-year Unrestricted grants awarded in 2023.
NH student aims to make mental health counseling more accessible
March 2, 2023
Grace Wirein of Dublin is pursuing her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Boston College with help from a Foundation scholarship. Her goals: to become a licensed mental health counselor and psychologist working with adolescents and young adults, in particular with Asian American populations.
Meet Seana McDuffie
February 7, 2023
Seana McDuffie joined the Charitable Foundation in fall of 2022 as a program and student aid officer. Read about how her experience, including as a U.S. Marine veteran, informs the work she does at the Foundation, about her love of podcasts, movies and retro video games — and about the culture shock and racism she experienced when she first moved to New Hampshire.
Legal Food Hub helps farms and food businesses thrive
February 1, 2023
Conservation Law Foundation’s Legal Food Hub connects farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food-related organizations with pro bono legal services to help start, grow, and operate their businesses.
All teens welcome at Avenue A
January 27, 2023
At Avenue A, young people participate in everything from small group discussions to biking, hiking, cooking and basketball. They listen to and play music, learn woodworking or just unwind in a place where they feel welcomed, appreciated and not judged. They also learn about being part of a community and how to build belonging, while knowing they are in a place created for them by a community that supports them.
Grants help libraries keep up with tech needs
January 25, 2023
Thanks to a generous donation, the Charitable Foundation was able to develop the New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program to help rural and under-resourced libraries meet the increasing need for online access by supporting technology upgrades, distance learning and staff training.
Truly local foods
January 5, 2023
The Abenaki Seeds Project is producing flint corn for cornmeal, Abenaki rose corn, skunk pole beans, true red cranberry beans and crookneck squash. The food is being shared through the Abenaki Helping Abenaki food pantry.
This benefits the whole community
January 3, 2023
The nonprofit Indonesia Community Connect is working to create the country’s only Little Indonesia district in Somersworth — drawing business and tourism, while driving community strength and connection.
Nurturing our Civic Health
December 19, 2022
Civic health undergirds every issue and is a good in and of itself: People are more productive and happy when they are informed, welcomed and respected.
A champion for LGBTQ+ youth
December 16, 2022
Hershey Hirschkop is executive director of Seacoast Outright, which supports, provides services and advocates for LGBTQ+ kids and their families and offers community training and education. Outright also organizes Portsmouth Pride, which saw a record turnout in 2022.