Here are just a few examples of what happens in New Hampshire communities when people give, and work, together:
- Christa McAuliffe’s enduring legacy. Kearsarge Regional Elementary School teacher Kristin Lizotte, the Foundation’s 2019 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical recipient, will spend the next school year making the traditional three R’s more meaningful to young students by exposing their teachers to three C’s — creating, collaborating and connecting.
- Arts and music for all. A $60,000 grant will help the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center in its mission to build community through the arts by providing all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential by offering high-quality music and visual arts education programs.
- Playground upgrade for Chichester. Kids in Chichester will have spiffier playground equipment to enjoy, thanks to a $1,000 donor-advised-fund grant to the Chichester Youth Association.
- Empower Coös Youth Committee makes first grants. A $4,000 grant from the Empower Coös Youth Grant Committee is helping the Tilly Players, a group of middle and high school theater enthusiasts in Gorham, bring theater pros to town for workshops; fund travel to other theaters; and establish a scholarship fund for kids who want to be involved in theater.
- Supporting our veterans. The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute of Gilford helps disabled veterans throughout New England to recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being. A $4,000 grant is helping to support its “Camp Resilience” retreats which provide life skills workshops, peer-to-peer counseling, and outdoor experiential learning and sports activities to veterans.
- Preserving Manchester’s history. A $30,000 grant will help the Manchester Historical Association collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester. The association runs the Millyard Museum and Research Center and presents a variety of programs including lectures, walking tours, concerts and programs for students.
- Dairy farm in Monadnock area conserved. Thanks to the Monadnock Conservancy — and a $40,000 grant from a Foundation donor-advised fund — the 200-year-old, 350-acre Chickering Family Farm in Westmoreland is now protected in perpetuity. The farm is one of the last of its kind in the area and is the largest remaining dairy farm in the Monadnock region.