Charitable Foundation announces newest round of grants and gifts in response to public-health crisis
June 23, 2020
Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $3.8 million into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Nearly $8 million has been granted to community nonprofits since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold.
June 12, 2020
Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for an important part of their daily nutrition. When schools closed because of the public-health crisis, nonprofits and school districts stepped in to fill the gap, making sure children continued to get those meals. Many are now working on starting or expanding meals programs to cover the summer months.
May 21, 2020
A grant to Waypoint bought phones, phone cards, grocery and gas cards for the young people served through its Runaway and Homeless Youth program — whose lives were made even more perilous by the COVID-19 crisis.
May 11, 2020
The Foundation and its donors are responding to urgent community needs during the current crisis: feeding hungry children and families, sheltering people without homes, delivering meals to elders, caring for the sick, supporting people in recovery and much more. Generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving a total of $3,557,828 into the Community Crisis Action Fund since March 20. Since this crisis began to unfold, $6,223,858 in grants have been made in response.
April 9, 2020
In the past three weeks, $2.4 million in grants have been made to address critical needs in our communities; generous New Hampshire people have contributed $2.6 million to the Community Crisis Action Fund.
March 4, 2020
Longtime Charitable Foundation board member and regional advisor helped to structure charitable gift that has made a significant difference for people struggling with substance use disorder in New Hampshire.
March 1, 2020
Janet Guen joined the Foundation in January as senior philanthropy advisor for the Piscataqua Region. She talks with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about community philanthropy, a family trip to China, and her favorite things about New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
January 30, 2020
The Foundation's new senior program officer for the Piscataqua Region and environmental grantmaking on the delight of learning new places, the coolest-ever internship (jellyfish husbandry!), her current favorite nature writing — and more.
January 23, 2020
Kaylee Downs of Rochester is earning a degree in fire science from Lakes Region Community College with help from Charitable Foundation Scholarships.
January 16, 2020
Funding from Foundation's Community Grants program is focused on providing multiyear operating support to nonprofits working all over New Hampshire.
October 29, 2019
Victoria Elbroch of Kittery, Maine has been awarded the $25,000 Artist Advancement Grant, one of the largest unrestricted grants made to a single artist in the country. The fund from which the annual grant is made was created at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation by a group of generous people who wanted to help cultivate the Piscataqua Region's arts community, boost artists’ careers and help keep them living and working in the area. It may be used for anything an artist needs to advance her work
August 28, 2019
Weekly grocery deliveries are being made to children during summer break and school vacation weeks; high school cross-country skiers will be able to participate on teams and enjoy New Hampshire’s official state sport; new art will be installed on the Franconia ArtWalk — and much more. The Charitable Foundation’s Express Grants program, which has a streamlined application process and short turnaround time, provides small grants (less than $5,000) to nonprofits in need of flexible funding to help with specific projects and programs