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Vu Le on Nonprofit Hunger Games, unicorns and more

Keynote speaker at the NH Center for Nonprofits' annual Leadership Summit is the author of the "Nonprofit AF" blog and executive director of the Rainier Valley Corps



Community foundations step up to aid in disaster recovery

Community Foundations are helping those affected by severe storms, and by gas explosions in Massachusetts. Here are some ways to help



Applicants sought for Community Practitioners Network: a leadership program for the North Country

Program of Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund helps build and strengthen network of local leaders and enhance community and economic development



Meet Michael DeCristofaro

New Foundation senior philanthropy advisor on helping the most people possible, a Hurricane Sandy rescue and the book he is going to write someday: "My Normal Childhood"



Exploring solutions: help for kids, new hubs planned for care, suicide prevention and more

"Beyond the Stigma" series in the New Hampshire Union Leader takes a "solutions journalism" approach to reporting on addiction and behavioral health



Dreaming with Purpose

Joanne and Doug Wise are members of the Charitable Foundation's Spaulding-Potter Legacy Society, a group of generous citizens who have who have bequeathed resources to strengthen New Hampshire communities. They share their thoughts on global citizenship, community work — and dreaming with purpose



Focus On


New Hampshire Tomorrow

The Foundation is investing in four proven focus areas to increase opportunity for New Hampshire’s kids — from cradle to career.

  • Innovation internship

    University of New Hampshire senior Riley Kenney shares his reflections on his summer internship at the Charitable Foundation

  • On a mission to help our kids thrive

    Lakes Region Child Care provides high-quality early education to 424 infants and children from 28 towns

  • On a mission to prevent addiction

    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


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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

One of the largest permanent rural philanthropies in the U.S. is strengthening communities and spreading economic opportunity.


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Substance Use Disorders Portfolio

The Foundation has made a long-term commitment to reduce substance use among New Hampshire youth.


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Entrepreneurs’ Fund of New Hampshire

EFNH makes philanthropy part of how business is done in New Hampshire.


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Smarter Pathways

We’re bringing state leaders together to prepare New Hampshire students for the workforce of tomorrow.

  • Building economic opportunity

    Foundation VP of Community Impact Katie Merrow outlines how the Foundation is working to increase opportunities for our kids – and help businesses to thrive – in this "Business Monadnock" article

  • A promising future

    Foundation scholarships help Paige Libbey prepare for a STEM career in New Hampshire

  • Building a STEM workforce

    Foundation initiative is helping kids pursue STEM studies and careers


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Wellborn Ecology Fund

The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to increasing environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Upper Valley.

  • Cutest moth ever?

    The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, solves the mystery of the fuzzy, pastel-hued Rosy Maple Moth.

  • Ice-out data adds to knowledge about climate change

    The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores local data showing ice-out coming earlier, lilacs blooming sooner and predictions of shorter sugaring seasons

  • Once in a blue supermoon

    A blue supermoon will rise on January 31 — a rare occurrence indeed. The latest installment of The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, explores the science...and encourages you to go out and take a look


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