An Express Grant to Got Lunch Newport means that weekly grocery deliveries are being made to children during summer break and school vacation weeks — so children are not going hungry when they do not have access to school lunch. A grant to the Concord Police Department is allowing a detective, a police comfort dog and dog-handler to be trained on the use of comfort dogs to assist victims of violent crimes when they need to be interviewed by police. The Franconia Artwalk Association is installing new pieces on the Franconia ArtWalk, which has become an increasing draw for tourists to the region.
And much more.
The Charitable Foundation’s Express Grants program, which has a streamlined application process and short turnaround time, provides small grants (less than $5,000) to nonprofits in need of flexible funding to help with specific projects and programs. The Foundation recently awarded express grants totaling more than $240,000 to 59 organizations serving the people of New Hampshire.
Here are just a few, from each of the Charitable Foundation’s eight service areas:
People will come together in Concord’s Heights neighborhood to create a mural through a collaborative, facilitated effort of newer and long-term residents thanks to a grant to the Greater Concord Leadership and Education Foundation.
Elders in the Adult Day Program at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro will enjoy a new gazebo. A matching grant will help with purchase, site prep, and construction.
Adult Day Program at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. (Courtesy photo.)
Children from struggling families in Manchester had the chance to continue to learn and explore during the summer months, going on educational field trips funded by a grant to the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
More folks in need of healthy, fresh produce will get it thanks to a grant to The Community Kitchen of Peterborough, which will expand gleaning services, increase donations of fresh produce to smaller food pantries, and provide volunteer opportunities for field gleaning.
Volunteer blueberry pickers to help glean fresh blueberries to be distributed to food pantries. (Courtesy photo.)
The Nashua Adult Learning Center will be able to hire a translator to work on core materials that explain its programs and services to more of the people who seek to use them.
High school skiers will be able to participate on teams and enjoy New Hampshire’s official state sport thanks to a grant to the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. The funding will provide ski equipment to students who would not otherwise participate.
Adults with “highly verbal” autism spectrum disorder will be able to attend a series of Social Skills Support Groups with help from grant funding to The Greengard Center for Autism in Portsmouth.
JAG Productions in White River Junction, VT, will use grant funding to mount a community production of Esai’s Table, a multimedia drama exploring themes of racial injustice.