What We’re Up To

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Early childhood investments honored

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



On the road to a degree and a career

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



Screening tool helping young patients, new moms

Dartmouth-Hitchcock has implemented screening tool for substance use with teens, young adults and obstetrics patients with help from Foundation grants



New fund to support conservation projects in northern New Hampshire

Land and water conservation projects in New Hampshire’s North Country will get a boost from a new donor-advised fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation



‘Beyond the Stigma’ series will explore addiction, behavioral health crises

Foundation partners with New Hampshire Solutions Journalism Lab and others to support year-long series in New Hampshire Union Leader that will explore solutions to addiction and behavioral health crises



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.


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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.

  • On the road to a degree and a career

    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

  • Applications open for members of Empower Coös Youth Grants Program

    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

  • She never forgets a student’s name

    Susan Griffin, awarded the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, has taught at least a thousand students in Berlin over 40 years


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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.

  • 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

  • Bears make their beds for winter

    The Outside Story, sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund, explains how black bears 'go to bed fat and strong and wake up skinny and strong'


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