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Kids explore in steams as a part of the Four Winds Nature Institute program. (Courtesy photo.)

Kids explore in steams as a part of the Four Winds Nature Institute program. (Courtesy photo.)

Continuing gifts and grants in response to COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $4.1 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made more than $9.7 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis.

The Foundation opened the Community Crisis Action Fund on March 20 to help respond to the needs in our communities — and generous New Hampshire people have rallied, giving an unprecedented $4,160,475 into that fund (in amounts ranging from $25 to $1 million) to help our communities in this time of crisis. (A complete list of gifts to this fund is available here.) Every penny is equally appreciated, and every penny is going out into the community. Click here to contribute to the Community Crisis Action Fund.

Since this crisis began to unfold in March, $9,751,805 in grants have been made in response (a complete list is available here). The following lists of grants and gifts were prepared with care and with every effort to correctly reflect all generous donors and grants made. If something appears to be missing or in error, please contact Stephanie Selberg at Stephanie.Selberg@nhcf.org or 800-464-6641 ext. 289.

The following grants were made and gifts were contributed from August 15 through September 18:

Grants from the Community Crisis Action Fund and other Foundation funds to meet immediate community and organization needs. This list includes Express Grants, which in 2020 are dedicated exclusively to meeting urgent needs brought on by the COVID-19 crisis:

Belknap County Conservation District, $5,914
Community College System of New Hampshire, $25,000
Four Winds Nature Institute, two grants totaling $38,500
Hero Mama, $1,275
Linking Lands Alliance, $2,019
New Hampshire Public Broadcasting, $50,000
Sentinel Ministries, $4,800
White River Partnership, $5,000


Donor-advised-fund grants in response to the COVID-19 crisis:

In addition to recommending generous fund-to-fund transfers into the Community Crisis Action Fund to respond to community need during this crisis, many holders of donor-advised funds at the Foundation have recommended generous direct grants to nonprofits. These gifts are both responding to urgent basic needs and providing much-needed support to a variety of nonprofits navigating the challenges of operating during this crisis.

Agassiz Village, $400
Christ Church, $10,000
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, two grants totaling $9,500
End 68 Hours of Hunger, $5,000
Families in Transition, $1,500
Friends of the Music Hall, $2,500
Headwaters School, $5,000
Hunger Free Vermont, $2,600
New Hampshire Catholic Charities, $3,000
NH Food Bank of NH Catholic Charities, $1,000
SAU #21, $5,000
Seacoast Science Center, two grants totaling $15,000
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, $10,000
Town of Hillsborough, $4,000


Donors to Community Crisis Action Fund:

Since the Community Crisis Action Fund was established on March 20, more than $3.8 million in gifts have been made into it from people all over the state, some of whom are new donors to the Foundation, some of whom are longtime partners. We thank and applaud these generous individuals, families and organizations who have contributed to the Community Crisis Action Fund. The following people and organizations contributed $69,606 from August 15 through September 18.

View a complete list of donors to the fund since March 20.

INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

The Eighth Pole
Andrew & Ana Flaster Charitable Gift Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Kerry & Theresa Ford Family Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Great River Hydro
Kapala Kittredge Fund of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Rosemary Mack & James Guy
Network For Good
Bruce & Amy Smith
Verbout-O’Brien Charitable Foundation of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The Vineyard Way Charitable Fund of the Schwab Fund for Charitable Giving
YourCause, LLC

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

Nicole Jutras Fund
George W. Merck Fund

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