By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
Gretchen Carlson was a river rat — tooling around the river from the time she could handle a boat, observing every critter that swam and dove and fished.
Now, as program manager at the Gundalow Company, she teaches children about the science and history of Seacoast waterways. And she inspires a whole new generation of river rats.
Onboard the Gundalow Piscataqua, a replica of the barges that moved goods and people around the Piscataqua River watershed starting in the 1600s, Gretchen is all questions to a crew of fourth-graders: “Is it high tide or low tide? Where do phytoplankton get their energy? Do you think seals eat lobster?”
Gretchen is a former elementary school teacher with a graduate degree in climatology; she and her crew of volunteer educators work with about 2,500 kids every year.
On board, youngsters are scientists, navigators, observers — and crew. The philosophy of the Gundalow’s hands-on environmental and history
education is simple: “If you experience it, you will care about it. If you care about it, you will protect it.”
Funding from Foundation's Community Grants program is focused on providing multiyear operating support to nonprofits working all over New Hampshire.
Australian Communities Foundation shares information on how to best help their country recover in the months and years ahead.
Judy Burrows retired at the end of 2019. Her life's work has made life better for thousands of people.
The Granite State News Collaborative is a new venture that has media outlets working together to give more people access to well-reported local news. The Charitable Foundation and the Knight Foundation are supporting its work.
A new report shows that New Hampshire has the second-highest rate, per capita, of children who are affected by their parents' opioid misuse. Tym Rourke, director of the Charitable Foundation's "New Hampshire Tomorrow" initiative, on how we all have the opportunity to help make sure these children have the chance to succeed.
The Charitable Foundation contracted with the Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct a survey of grantees to learn more about how they perceive our work, and ways we might improve. The Grantee Perception Report survey asked current grantees for feedback about the Foundation’s impact on their organizations and communities, about our understanding of their work and the people served by that work, and more. We share the results of the survey here
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Policy Advisor and Senior Program Officer Deborah Schachter details how the decennial U.S. Census not only determines representation in government but generates data that informs the distribution of close to $900 billion in federal funding for everything from road construction to student loans to heating assistance for struggling families. The Foundation has joined with other funders to help ensure a complete count for New Hampshire in 2020
New Hampshire had among the largest increases in income inequality in the country from 2017 to 2018, as measured by the "Gini coefficient." Charitable Foundation Senior Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer Yulya Spantchak examines how the U.S. measures up against other developed countries when it comes to wealth distribution, and how New Hampshire ranks compared with the rest of the country
A new report from the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits makes the case that nonprofits are essential to the vitality of New Hampshire communities. The Center for Nonprofits’ CEO Kathleen Reardon talked with the Charitable Foundation’s Lois Shea about the findings
Anne Phillips, Foundation director of grantmaking, and Melinda Mosier, director of donor services, on why core operating support is the best kind of support you can give to nonprofits
Victoria Elbroch of Kittery, Maine has been awarded the $25,000 Artist Advancement Grant, one of the largest unrestricted grants made to a single artist in the country. The fund from which the annual grant is made was created at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation by a group of generous people who wanted to help cultivate the Piscataqua Region's arts community, boost artists’ careers and help keep them living and working in the area. It may be used for anything an artist needs to advance her work
New Hampshire Business Review’s fifth-annual Charitable Giving Guide showcases the depth and breadth of New Hampshire's nonprofit sector and provides information and inspiration for giving and volunteering