CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) – Jaffrey residents who have lost their homes will have a safe place to stay. Low-income families in Plymouth will have increased access to locally-grown, healthy foods. Community leaders in the Seacoast area will learn about shoreline management on Great Bay. Inner-city kids in Manchester will get to go to art classes.
These are among dozens of ways in which Granite Staters will benefit as the result of $2,381,317 million in grants announced by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. In all, 148 nonprofit organizations providing services throughout the state received grants from the Foundation’s Community Grants program.
“These grants represent some of the best efforts that are strengthening our communities and helping our most vulnerable residents,” says Katie Merrow, vice president of community impact at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “Our donors’ generosity makes it possible for the Foundation to support the state’s most effective nonprofits in meeting these critical needs.”
A sampling of grants made throughout the state include:
- Affordable Housing, Education and Development, Inc. of Littleton, NH received $20,000 to supports its financial capabilities campaign to minimize generational poverty, student loan debt and increase financial literacy in Coos County.
- Concord Coalition to End Homelessness of Concord, NH received $25,000 to implement a plan to end homelessness in Concord.
- Great Bay Stewards of Greenland, NH received $5,000 to support a conference educating local decision makers about shoreline management.
- Habor Homes, Inc. of Nashua, NH received $20,000 to support the opening of a dental clinic to serve Greater Nashua’s most vulnerable families.
- Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, NH received $7,500 to provide inner-city children with weekly art classes at the Currier Museum of Art.
- Richards Free Library of Newport, NH received $4,000 to support the Newport Newspaper Digitization Project.
- School’s Out Program of Center Ossipee, NH received $20,000 to provide high quality, affordable afterschool enrichment programs.
- Shelter from the Storm of Jaffrey, NH received $15,000 to provide transitional housing and support services for the homeless.
The Community Grants program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within New Hampshire and bordering communities by awarding grants across six areas: health and wellbeing, environment, education, economic development, civic engagement and arts and culture. The program is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing operating support; funding for innovation to increase efficiency and impact and/or reduce costs; and support for capacity-building activities or specific time-based projects.
The Community Grants program is just one of the ways in which the Foundation funds the work of New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector. As the state’s largest private funder of nonprofits, annually making more than 3,000 grants, the Foundation also awards grants through other competitive application programs, through proactive investments and through partnerships with donors who have established donor advised funds at the Foundation.
For more information about the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, please visit www.nhcf.org.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.