Randolph Community Forest. (Courtesy photo.)

Randolph Community Forest. (Courtesy photo.)

New fund to support conservation projects in northern New Hampshire

Land and water conservation projects in New Hampshire’s North Country will get a boost from a new donor-advised fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) – Land and water conservation projects in New Hampshire’s North Country will get a boost from a new donor-advised fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

The Randolph Area Conservation Opportunity Fund was seeded with an initial gift from a group of anonymous donors and will be advised by a small local grants committee. The fund will support conservation projects in Coos County and neighboring communities in Vermont and Maine, including the acquisition of land, the creation of conservation easements and associated costs, establishment of community forests, wildlife habitat projects and improvements, water quality and watershed conservation, and more.

The donors hope area residents will add to the fund to increase its potential impact in the community.

The Charitable Foundation will administer the fund, and make grants from it to benefit conservation projects in the North Country.

“The donors are interested in supporting environmental and conservation efforts in North Country communities. They hope the fund, and the initial gift, will eventually grow into a lasting resource for the community to help protect open spaces for the benefit of everyone,” said Linda Gray, senior philanthropy advisor for the Charitable Foundation.

To contribute to the Randolph Area Conservation Opportunity Fund, please visit: give.nhcf.org/RandolphOpportunityFund.

To learn more about the fund, please contact Linda Gray, senior philanthropy advisor, at 800-464-6641 ext. 279 or lg@nhcf.org.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,900 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.