Charitable Foundation awards $3.8 million in operating support to nonprofits
January 11, 2023
Recent funding from Foundation's Community Grants program provides multiyear operating support to more than 80 nonprofits working across New Hampshire.
Medallion Fund helps pave the way for careers
November 10, 2022
Steven Martinez of Manchester is entering his fourth year of schooling to become a licensed plumbing contractor, while working as a plumber's apprentice.
Together we thrive: In our communities
July 8, 2022
A few examples of recent grants making a difference around the Granite State.
Believing in the power of education
June 6, 2022
David C. Prescott saved for years to create a scholarship that will help New Hampshire students for generations.
Diversity is our strength
May 18, 2022
Christina Kim Philibotte is the chief equity officer for the Manchester School District. A Foundation grant to Manchester Proud helped support the creation of her position. She spoke to the Foundation’s Lois Shea about her work.
The state of music education in New Hampshire
April 12, 2022
Report details the field of youth music education in New Hampshire and identifies opportunities for investment to improve it. Research will inform grantmaking from the Foundation, including from the David M. Brooks Music Fund, which distributes about $200k annually for music education in public schools, focused on areas of the state with greatest need.
Students who are transforming the world
January 24, 2022
Marina Ngalula is on the cusp of realizing her childhood dream of becoming an engineer — so she can build useful things that improve people's lives.
Building healthy communities
December 2, 2021
Grants from the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund, combined with federal CARES Act funding, made it possible for the cities of Manchester and Nashua to each hire four community health workers to to help people of color access care, testing and other services and resources to improve health outcomes.
November 10, 2021
A grant from the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund to the New Hampshire Food Bank allowed for the purchase of 35 cold storage units — refrigerators and freezers — for food pantries and soup kitchens across the state. That means that more fresh foods — particularly meat and dairy products — are getting to families who need them.
Everyday superheroes showed up when their communities needed them most
October 20, 2021
It was April of 2020. Everyone who could was working from home, going to school from home, grocery shopping curbside and staying away from crowds. Annie Day decided to take a new job: She would manage the Families In Transition Adult Emergency Shelter.
Showing up on the side of justice
September 16, 2021
In an era of new complexities, tensions and awareness, the New Hampshire program of the American Friends Service Committee has been unwavering and expansive in its dedication to mission, working on a towering array of issues — from racial equity to immigrants’ rights to economic justice.
Girls, Inc. adapts to help families through a difficult year
March 17, 2021
With new on-site "Smart Cafes," the nonprofit offered girls whose families needed to work outside the home a place to do remote learning with guidance from staff, three nutritious meals a day and after-school care.