By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
Fifty growers across the region are growing and sharing traditional Abenaki foods through the Abenaki Seeds Project, a partnership among the Abenaki Trails Project, Kearsarge Food Hub, Hopkinton Historical Society and the Warner Public Market. The truly local foods being produced include flint corn for cornmeal, Abenaki rose corn, skunk pole beans, true red cranberry beans and crookneck squash.
The produce is distributed through the Abenaki Helping Abenaki food pantry in Contoocook. Abenaki chefs prepared some of the foods for a tasting event in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day in October. The project was launched in 2021 to support the local indigenous community with culturally appropriate foods. A Foundation grant has helped support operations.
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 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.
A New Hampshire Charitable Foundation field-of-interest fund, created by a generous donor, supports equine services and other animal therapy in New Hampshire.