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Families in Transition staff. (Courtesy photo.)

Families in Transition staff. (Courtesy photo.)

Grants continue to support NH communities during public-health crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving $3.9 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made nearly $9 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis in the same time period.

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 $3,880,586 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, $8,967,786 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 June 16 through July 13:

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:

Campton Area Resource Center, $500
Cheshire County, $27,000
City of Nashua, NH, $27,000
Communities for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth, $20,000
Easter Seals New Hampshire, $100,000
Greater Seacoast Community Health, $15,000
KLS Community Food Pantry, $5,500
Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, $20,000
Lamprey Health Care, $15,000
New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, $90,000
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, $30,000
NH Food Bank of NH Catholic Charities, $60,000
North Country Education Services Agency, $48,000
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, $50,000
Organization for Immigrant and Refugee Success, $30,000
SAU #18-Franklin School District, $75,000
University of New Hampshire Foundation, $35,000
Vital Communities, $25,000

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.

Agape Ministries, $1,500
American Red Cross of New Hampshire and Vermont, $8,783
Amoskeag Health, two grants totaling $2,000
Arts in Reach, $2,500
Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund, $750
Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, $1,000
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, $350
Center For Wildlife, $250
Chase Home for Children, $5,000
Cheshire Health Foundation, $10,000
City Year NH, $5,000
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, $2,500
Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, $10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire, two grants totaling $3,250
Cross Roads House, two grants totaling $110,000
Currier Museum of Art, two grants totaling $7,500
Easter Seals New Hampshire, $500
Fall Mountain Friendly Meals Program, $3,000
Families in Transition/ NH New Horizons, $750
Gather, two grants totaling $12,500
Granite State Children’s Alliance, $15,000
Granite United Way-Southern Region, $2,500
Harris Center for Conservation Education, $300
HAVEN, two grants totaling $12,500
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, $3,000
Hope on Haven Hill, two grants totaling $52,500
Hundred Nights, $1,000
Interlakes Community Caregivers, $1,000
Keene State College, $10,000
L.I.F.E. Ministries, $2,000
Manchester Community Music School, $500
Moore Center Services, $1,000
NAMI New Hampshire, $10,000
NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire, $750
New Hampshire Catholic Charities, $750
New Hampshire Legal Assistance-Concord, $10,000
North Carolina Outward Bound School, $1,000
Northern Forest Center, $300
Ossipee Concerned Citizens, two grants totaling $3,000
Palace Theatre Trust, $500
Peterborough Human Services Fund, $3,000
Piscataquog Land Conservancy, $300
Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA 106.1 FM, $5,000
Portsmouth Historical Society, $50,000
Prescott Park Arts Festival, $2,000
SAU #49-Governor Wentworth Regional School District, $1,500
Seacoast Mental Health Center-Portsmouth Office, $10,000
Seacoast Science Center, $25,000
SHARE Outreach, $1,500
Shelter from the Storm, $3,000
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, $300
Southwestern Community Services-Keene, $3,000
The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center, $9,836
The Gundalow Company, $10,000
The Nature Conservancy/Maine Chapter, $2,500
Town of Hillsborough, $1,000
Triangle Club, $5,000
Trinity Episcopal Church-Meredith, $1,500
Trinity High School, $500
Wolfeboro Senior Center and Meals, $1,000
YMCA Camp Coniston, $2,500

Donors to Community Crisis Action Fund:

Since the Community Crisis Action Fund was established on March 20, more than $3.8 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 $48,070 from June 16 through July 13.

View a complete list of donors to the fund since March 20.


Autodesk Foundation
Avery Insurance & Maine Mutual
Dhanna Foundation of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
Andrew & Ana Flaster Charitable Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Michael & Donna Healy
Paul & Robbie Hertneky
Carol and Timothy Hoyt Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Peggy Kuehne
Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation
Plymouth Rock Foundation
Chris & Alison Pyott
Peter Satterfield & Marie Straiton
Paul & Lori Tetreault
Lydia Wells


Raymond G. and Olga Cote Family Fund
Curtis Lintvedt Contribution Fund
Lower Gates Fund
Morison/Smith Family Fund
Patterson Family Fund