By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
The latest issue of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Purpose newsletter — which showcases the heroic work of New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector during extraordinary times — is available online, with hard copies arriving in mailboxes soon.
In our cover story, we meet the farmers of Fresh Start Farms, a project of the Organization for Immigrant and Refugee Success, who are helping to feed our communities: Growing fresh, healthy produce and finding ways to get it to people who especially need it — including elders and struggling families.
Download and read the full PDF version of Purpose where you will also find stories about:
- New Hampshire nonprofits’ heroic response to the COVID pandemic,
- How the YWCA has been working to eliminate racism and empower women for a century,
- How generous people are responding to help communities in need,
- New Hampshire’s first Spanish-language news service,
And so much more.
Thanks for reading.
Jessica Cantin is the CEO of the YWCA of New Hampshire. She spoke with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about the YWCA’s work to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
As schools began to close this past spring, educators across the state scrambled to figure out how to keep teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs supported by the Wellborn Ecology Fund have been helping schools move to more outdoor instruction for years, and more schools are now making "outdoor classrooms" a regular part of the school day.
To help guide nonprofits in the reporting requirement, the Charitable Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits and CDFA will host webinar on January 6.
New Hampshire nonprofits have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with ‘grace and ferocity’
National philanthropist and author donates $6m into Community Crisis Action Fund, which is aiding in COVID relief and recovery. Every dollar donated to the fund supports nonprofits working in our communities.
As Director of Public Health for the City of Nashua, Bobbie Bagley tends to the public health of more than 200,000 people in 13 communities. Since March, she has been working 10- to 16-hour days, seven days a week, managing the region’s response to COVID-19.
Kathleen Reardon, Richard Ober and Katy Easterly Martey: Nonprofits had New Hampshire’s back when our communities needed them the most. Please, give as generously as you can this holiday season to help New Hampshire’s nonprofits keep meeting their critical missions.
A grant from the Community Crisis Action Fund is helping get new refrigerators and freezers to food pantries and soup kitchens around the state, so they can distribute more fresh, healthy food to families.
New Hampshire’s COVID-19 Equity Response Team recommended deploying an army of COVID-19 response community health workers to help people of color access care, testing and other services and resources to improve health outcomes. A grant from the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund, combined with federal CARES Act funding, is making it possible for the City of Nashua to hire four community health workers to serve communities of color disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Network of Child Advocacy Centers around the state provide a child-centered, consolidated approach to help children at the center of abuse allegations.
Foundation, NH Center for Nonprofits and CDFA partnered to create and administer grant program that helped the state distribute almost $40 million in federal CARES Act funding to nonprofit organizations. A full program summary from the three organizations is now available.
The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success operates farms that have become an important part of the local food-shed. A mobile market brings fresh, local produce to housing communities in Concord and Manchester, and a Food Hub is now operating in downtown Manchester. And a CSA delivers to homes and businesses.