By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
Since 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has made grants, awarded scholarships and worked with partners to support New Hampshire’s young people and families.
Five years ago, the Foundation doubled down with a commitment to invest at least $100 million over 10 years to make bigger, lasting change. The work was organized into a single initiative called New Hampshire Tomorrow.
Investments have been to change systems, to combat inequities, to carve new pathways to opportunity.
Please read our fourth annual New Hampshire Tomorrow 2019 Progress Report to the community — and to the people whose generosity makes this work possible — for a look at investments and progress made in 2019.
24-hour online giving event in June to raise funds for New Hampshire’s nonprofits
The Foundation will increase its grantmaking to help address continuing needs in our communities due to pandemic.
The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation will partner with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to award grants, make program-related investments, and provide other financial assistance to health and social service programs, organizations and projects that benefit the community.
Events of 2020 exacerbated inequities, increased urgency for work to ensure that young people are able to reach their potential.
Charitable Foundation co-signs letter by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.
With new on-site "Smart Cafes," the nonprofit offered girls whose families needed to work outside the home a place to do remote learning with guidance from staff, three nutritious meals a day and after-school care.
Are you interested in working with fellow New Hampshire residents to learn more about the barriers to opportunity in the Granite State? Join a team that will listen deeply to community members across the state and ensure that their voices are included in the Charitable Foundation's next strategic plan.
In New Hampshire, according to a recent American Institutes for Research report, “The highest poverty school districts have the lowest student outcomes. The negative relationship between poverty and outcomes is very strong.” The Charitable Foundation is supporting two nonprofit organizations that are addressing these issues: Reaching Higher New Hampshire and the New Hampshire School Funding Fairness project. Because all students in New Hampshire should have equal access to educational opportunity so they can thrive in school, graduate and grow into adults who are able to help sustain New Hampshire’s communities and economy.
The people, communities and nonprofits of the North Country have responded to this time of great challenge with great resilience. Read more in the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund 2020 Report to the Community.
Proposals due by Monday, March 15.
Jessica Cantin is the CEO of the YWCA of New Hampshire. She spoke with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about the YWCA’s work to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Join the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Virtual Learning Session on January 27 featuring Yolanda Coentro, President & CEO of Institute for Nonprofit Practice; Tricia Raikes, Philanthropist & Principal of Raikes Foundation; Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change; and Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation.