The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is guided by a vision for strong, just and inclusive communities.
But no community can be truly strong when it is weakened by systemic racism.
No community can be truly just if justice is meted out unevenly.
No community can be truly inclusive when some of us are shut out of opportunity, of health care, of the right to simply walk home free of fear.
The Foundation stands with those who are exercising their rights and their moral duty to peacefully and urgently call for justice and an end to the violence and countless injustices perpetrated upon Black people over the course of centuries.
We have work to do. We have not done close to enough. We are actively examining and listening for ways we can do better and planning actions to take — in the short-term and the long-term.
And we will remain focused on that vision of justice and inclusivity for all our communities and all people — because justice and inclusivity are the wellspring of our shared strength.
The Racial Justice Fund was established with dedicated funding from the Foundation, which is seeking 15 community members to engage in a process to design the work of this statewide grantmaking fund.
Partnership between Charitable Foundation, NH Children's Trust and family resource centers — made possible by generous donors — gets immediate help to families in need, bridging the gap to greater stability and hope.
All over New Hampshire, people are working toward a New Hampshire for all. We are proud to feature just a few of their stories in our 2022 annual report. Thanks for reading, and please join us to continue the conversation at events around the state this September.
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.
The Foundation is committed to incorporating equity, racial justice and economic security across its work — including in its environmental grantmaking.
Read the latest issue of "Purpose," from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
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.
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.
The nonprofit Indonesia Community Connect is working to create the country’s only Little Indonesia district in Somersworth — drawing business and tourism, while driving community strength and connection.
Civic health undergirds every issue and is a good in and of itself: People are more productive and happy when they are informed, welcomed and respected.
Hershey Hirschkop is executive director of Seacoast Outright, which supports, provides services and advocates for LGBTQ+ kids and their families and offers community training and education. Outright also organizes Portsmouth Pride, which saw a record turnout in 2022.
“For everything else to work, the civic health of our communities needs to be robust.”
Read about how people and nonprofits around the state — from Milford election workers to Seacoast teenagers and outreach educators in Manchester and Nashua — are tending to our civic health and nurturing democracy.