By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
Young people more engaged in their communities. A small business launched that became the heart and hearth of a town. A teacher recognized for 40 years of dedication. A student on his way to a career in tech. More kids getting high-quality early childhood education that will help them grow into adults who sustain the region tomorrow. Elders and low-income residents getting access to critical legal services. Key sectors of the North Country economy getting a major boost.
Behind every grant made by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, there is a story. The 2017 Report to the Community tells just a few of them. The fund that was created 11 years ago through the generosity and dedication of Neil and Louise Tillotson granted out more than $3 million in 70 grants in 2017. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is honored to steward the legacy of the Tillotsons, and to be able to help the North Country and surrounding regions to thrive.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $4 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made more than $9.5 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis.
The support that mentoring programs provide to young people may be more critical than ever during this time of social isolation. These nonprofits have met the moment with tenacity and creativity to keep mentors connected with the kids who rely on them.
Fund of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery awards nearly $40 million to 496 New Hampshire nonprofits.
Organizations that work with people with disabilities have had to make a series of adaptations as they continue to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants from the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund and other funds are helping to support that work. Here are just a few of their stories.
NH Charitable Foundation awards more than $1.2 million in grants to support river and watershed conservation
Projects will help improve water quality, habitat, biodiversity, and flood resilience in Connecticut River watershed.
Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving $3.9 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made nearly $9 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis in the same time period.
Read the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's 2019 annual report.
Nonprofit Duet program in Manchester "meets students where they are, and gets them where they need to be" with a combination of online learning, flexibility, coaching, tutoring, career counseling and more.
The New Hampshire Food Bank has hired a North Country food systems coordinator, with help from a grant from the Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, to work with local organizations, strengthen infrastructure, improve accessibility to fresh food and improve distribution in the region.
Charitable Foundation announces newest round of grants and gifts in response to public-health crisis
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.
Fund of the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery will distribute aid to nonprofits affected by the public-health crisis. Deadline for applications is June 25.
Social studies teacher from West Running Brook Middle School in Derry will spend her sabbatical year on a project called "Promoting Just Schools," aiming to help ensure that all New Hampshire children have an equal opportunity to thrive in the classroom.