The Entrepreneurs’ Fund of New Hampshire awarded multiple AMP Grants to local nonprofits. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

The Entrepreneurs’ Fund of New Hampshire awarded multiple AMP Grants to local nonprofits. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

The Power of Many: Making a Difference for the Granite State

Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together

  • Amping up philanthropy. The Entrepreneurs’ Fund of New Hampshire awarded a $50,000 AMP Grant to the SEE Science Center in Manchester for the acquisition of a Genome exhibition that encourages middle schoolers to explore careers in the sciences. The TLC Family Resource Center was awarded $25,000 toward the purchase of a van to bring medically accurate, comprehensive and inclusive sexual health information to young people throughout Sullivan County. Careers Clic, Media Power Youth and Granite Pathways each received $5,000 from EFNH.
  • Workforce ready. A $20,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua will help launch BE READY, a workforce-development program that will help young people build the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in high-demand careers.
  • The “Socrademy” Method.Campbell High School teacher Justin Ballou, the Foundation’s 2018 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical recipient, will spend the 2018-2019 school year building and testing out a new project-based learning platform he developed called “Socrademy” to better stimulate and evaluate learning by turning a traditional class into a series of modern and tangible student-driven projects.

 

  • Ending homelessness in Concord. Grants from donor-advised funds contributed $83,000 to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’ Safe Spaces fundraising campaign that aims to build a new, permanent cold-weather shelter and to support the operations of all of the Coalition’s programs for three years.
  • Investing in Keene kids. Donor-advised fund grants totaling $10,000 will help provide kids who live in subsidized housing with enrichment opportunities and activities in their local community, including afterschool programming like this snowshoe hike at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock.
  • Shore-side science. The Gundalow Company will use a $20,000 grant to create an environmental learning lab at the City of Portsmouth’s Sheafe Warehouse, originally built to store gundalow cargo starting in the 1650s. Programs will be available for school groups and youth campers and the public.
  • A starring role in the community. A $20,000 unrestricted grant to the Lebanon Opera House, the only community-based theater of its size in west-central New Hampshire, is helping to support its operations. The Opera House presents live performances and hosts more than 55,000 visitors, 7,000 students and 25 community groups each year.