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“I would like to do something extraordinary in my field”

A partnership with the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation means that students who had faced barriers to opportunity are getting degrees, technical training and certificates to help them succeed in NH's workforce



Beyond the stigma: hub-and-spoke lessons from Vermont

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



Private foundation? Donor-advised fund? Both?

Trying to choose the best vehicle for your philanthropy? Charitable Foundation director of philanthropy Laura Rauscher walks through some of the options, plus ways the Charitable Foundation partners with private foundations for the good of New Hampshire communities



What the new tax law means for your charitable giving

Rick Peck, Charitable Foundation vice president for philanthropy, on some things to keep in mind about the new tax code — and why nonprofits need our support more than ever



Sachiko Akiyama awarded 2018 Artist Advancement Grant

Portsmouth sculptor awarded grant that helps cultivate the Piscataqua region’s arts community, boost artists’ careers and help keep them living and working in the area



Do Good and Do Well

Experts weigh in on why philanthropic planning is an important part of business planning, particularly when planning for transition



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.


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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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