By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
More than 250 child care centers have now been designated emergency providers through the state’s Emergency Child Care Collaborative, which is supporting the families of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Collaborative was created by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Charitable Foundation and child care professionals to ensure a robust and effective system of emergency child care for New Hampshire parents who are providing essential services — including health care workers, first responders, grocery workers, postal workers and more — during the current public-health crisis. More than 5,500 children are being cared for in the centers statewide.
View the Department of Health and Human Services’ press release for a full update, including a link to an interactive map showing emergency child-care sites around the state.
Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,670,836 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $7 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.
Starting on June 9 at 6 p.m., join thousands of your New Hampshire neighbors for NH Gives, a 24-hour giving event created by the NH Center for Nonprofits to support New Hampshire’s nonprofits.
The $60 million fund, all of which will be disbursed during this calendar year, will support a grants program to be administered by a partnership of the three organizations.
A grant to Waypoint bought phones, phone cards, grocery and gas cards for the young people served through its Runaway and Homeless Youth program — whose lives were made even more perilous by the COVID-19 crisis.
Fund to be administered by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Community Development Finance Authority.
Following invitations to testify to the committees advising the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, the Foundation, in partnership with the Community Development Finance Authority and the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, has proposed that the state establish a Nonprofit Relief and Recovery Fund.
The Foundation and its donors are responding to urgent community needs during the current crisis: feeding hungry children and families, sheltering people without homes, delivering meals to elders, caring for the sick, supporting people in recovery and much more. Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,557,828 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Since this crisis began to unfold, $6,223,858 in grants have been made in response.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many community college students — who have jobs in industries like hospitality and food service — were laid off. Already-tight budgets were stretched to breaking. A grant from the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund and Pathways 2025 fund is helping students meet emergency needs, from tuition assistance to groceries to utilities — and stay in school.
In real and alarming ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities in our communities. New Hampshire Tomorrow is about increasing opportunity for young people who currently have the least access to opportunity. As the effects of this crisis continue to unfold in our communities, that work becomes even more urgent.
Reliable, accurate information is critical to public health. Grants are helping New Hampshire media outlets deliver that information statewide, including through a new Spanish-language broadcast.
Foundation director of philanthropy and donor services Laura Rauscher details some ways to give to help our communities during this challenging time — and as we rebuild.
Nonprofit community health centers and recovery support centers around the state have quickly implemented telemedicine technology to continue to safely deliver critical services. Grants from the Community Crisis Action Fund have connected them with the computers, cameras, software, improved wifi and cell phones to make it happen.