By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
The Community Foundation Opportunity Network is a coalition of U.S. community foundations working together to ensure that all children, regardless of where they live, have an equal opportunity to reach their full potential.
The effort is now getting a major boost from the Ford Foundation with a $300,000 grant.
The Opportunity Network, which is led by Charitable Foundation President Dick Ober, is an unprecedented effort among community foundations to unite in a sustained effort around a single issue. The 43 participating foundations are collaborating to share best practices, tools and resources to advance opportunity in their own regions, while working with partners on the state, regional and national levels to advance equality of opportunity for all of America’s kids.
David Brooks loved music. He left a legacy to make sure New Hampshire kids get the chance to love music, too
Mentors help our kids to thrive. Hundreds of New Hampshire kids are on waiting lists, hoping that caring adult will come along to spend some time with them
A generous family donated the 2,086-acre Beaver Brook Forest to the Charitable Foundation. Now, the land is in process of being conserved forever, and charitable resources generated by the sale are already at work in New Hampshire communities
Photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of immigrant and refugee families since 2012, has partnered with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to establish Different Roots, Common Dreams Scholarship Fund
A $3 million anonymous gift to a donor-advised fund will help moms and babies affected by substance use
Community colleges are key to boosting economic opportunity
Nancy and Paul Amato use a donor-advised fund to support their community and pass on a tradition of giving to the next generation
Leaders in education, business, philanthropy and government came together with a shared goal in mind that 65 percent of New Hampshire adults have a high-value credential or post-secondary degree by the year 2025
“Quig” was a beloved artist, musician and frame-maker in the Monadnock region. A group has created a scholarship in his name at the Charitable Foundation to carry on his legacy
Court Appointed Special Advocates' greeting cards (including this one by Foundation receptionist and artist Terri McKinnon) support CASA's mission of helping the state's most vulnerable children
Scholarships awarded from fund created by family and friends
State ranks first overall on child well-being in 2017, but averages mask vast discrepancies in access to opportunity and outcomes for kids