August 15, 2023
Future in Sight works to advance independence for people who are blind and visually impaired. A Foundation grant helped people get training on an accessible voting system.
July 14, 2023
From helping families afford children's programming to creating a space where all teens feel welcome to providing meals for elders: A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.
May 30, 2023
Since the first Portsmouth Pride in 2015, additional Pride events and festivals have been established and gained momentum across New Hampshire. The Charitable Foundation is a proud sponsor of Pride month events around the state.
April 4, 2023
Julianne Gadoury, executive director of Kimball Jenkins in Concord, wants everyone to have the opportunity to experience — and benefit from — art.
January 18, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside-down for children and teens, leaving families and schools looking for ways to help young people overcome feelings of profound uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. The SOAR program at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, was designed specifically to help young people cope with COVID’s fallout.
January 11, 2023
Recent funding from Foundation's Community Grants program provides multiyear operating support to more than 80 nonprofits working across New Hampshire.
January 5, 2023
The Abenaki Seeds Project is producing flint corn for cornmeal, Abenaki rose corn, skunk pole beans, true red cranberry beans and crookneck squash. The food is being shared through the Abenaki Helping Abenaki food pantry.
January 4, 2023
Waypoint estimates that as many as 14,000 people between the ages of 12 and 24 experience homelessness in New Hampshire in a year’s time. Waypoint is expanding services for young people experiencing homelessness in New Hampshire, with new resource centers in Rochester and Concord and an expansion to provide emergency overnight shelter in Manchester.
October 18, 2022
Hamza Abdulrahman is attending college with help from a Foundation scholarship. His scholarship is from the Elizabeth I. Bickel Scholarship fund — which was created by a woman whose own family had emigrated to America, and always found ways to help the next waves of immigrants following behind them.
July 8, 2022
A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.
June 23, 2022
The honor will enable Dempsey to attend an intensive, three-week program this summer with public servants from around the world. Dempsey will attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in July. The fellowship, now in its 28th year, was established in memory of the late New Hampshire House Majority Leader Caroline Gross and the late Concord Mayor Martin Gross to honor dedication to public service.
March 9, 2022
As a youngster in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hussain Amiri collected and sold firewood and made carpets to help support his family, then studied at night. After enduring war and trauma, his family arrived in Concord with only what they carried and very little idea of what to expect. Now, he is studying at Plymouth State University for a career in computer science and working as a case manager at Building Community in NH, helping refugees as they build new lives in New Hampshire.