By Kristen Oliveri, Vice President of Communications and Marketing |
Events of the last year mean that many families and children who were already vulnerable are now, tragically, more so: Spikes in unemployment, growing housing insecurity and food insecurity, challenges with remote learning, racial disparities in COVID risk and increasing gaps in health, education and access to social services conspired to make 2020 a perilous year for many children and families. Now, at the five-year mark of the Foundation’s New Hampshire Tomorrow initiative to increase opportunities for the most vulnerable children and families, the work has never been more urgent. Please read our 2020 New Hampshire Tomorrow report to the community.
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.
Recent funding from Foundation's Community Grants program provides multiyear operating support to 88 nonprofits working across New Hampshire.
To help guide nonprofits in the reporting requirement, the Charitable Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits and CDFA will host webinar on January 6.
Month-long learning challenge helps workplace teams learn about history and dynamics of racism, discover local resources and discover ways to take action for change.
New Hampshire nonprofits have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with ‘grace and ferocity’