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.
During October, "Solutions Journalism" series explored "hub-and-spoke" lessons from neighboring Vermont, how Manchester's ACERT team is helping children who have been exposed to trauma, and more
University of New Hampshire senior Riley Kenney shares his reflections on his summer internship at the Charitable Foundation
Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns
Members of the Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth see drugs and alcohol as a clear and present danger to their generation. They are deflecting that danger with a potent weapon: the optimism of the young
When this bank president was a young, single mom, nonprofits helped her family and helped her build a career. Now she is a tireless champion for the nonprofit sector
Foundation recognized for helping build statewide infrastructure for early childhood education
New Hampshire residents to get job training for high-demand fields thanks to $250,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will award workforce-training scholarships over three years
Matt Faucher of Berlin is earning an associate degree in IT with help from a Foundation scholarship. New Hampshire's "dual admission" program means all of his credits will transfer toward a bachelor's degree at one of the state's public universities
Dartmouth-Hitchcock has implemented screening tool for substance use with teens, young adults and obstetrics patients with help from Foundation grants
Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund offers opportunity for young people to have a direct voice in their communities via new grantmaking program. Applications open until May 4
Emily Eng is able to "create music more deeply, to dive into the art more passionately" and develop the leadership skills to conduct orchestras with help from a Foundation scholarship
Progress made for New Hampshire kids on scholarships, advocacy, early education quality improvements and more