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NERF grant recipient, The Capitol Center for the Arts. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

NERF grant recipient, The Capitol Center for the Arts. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund helps bridge the gap

Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits and CDFA partnered to create and administer grant program that helped the state distribute almost $40 million in federal CARES Act funding to nonprofit organizations. A full program summary from the three organizations is now available.

The Charitable Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits and Community Development Finance Authority worked in partnership to create a grant program and help the state administer the Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund, facilitating the distribution of nearly $40 million in federal funding by the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery. The funds were part of the $1.25 billion New Hampshire Coronavirus Relief Fund established through the federal CARES Act.

Grants are helping nonprofit organizations with a wide variety of missions to continue to serve tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents. Separate funds were created by GOFERR for nonprofit organizations providing specific services, including child care, higher education, health care and for the New Hampshire Food Bank.

“The state’s nonprofits have played a critical role in New Hampshire’s response to this public health and economic crisis, and will continue to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents and weave our communities back together,” said Kathleen Reardon of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, Richard Ober of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Katherine Easterly Martey of the Community Development Finance Authority, in a joint statement.

Read a full grant program summary, as prepared by the three partner organizations.