Concentric stories: New initiative eases process for telling pandemic story
March 20, 2023
"Our Story NH" project, which aims to provide a historical archive, launches new option for people to share stories quickly.
Grants help libraries keep up with tech needs
January 25, 2023
Thanks to a generous donation, the Charitable Foundation was able to develop the New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program to help rural and under-resourced libraries meet the increasing need for online access by supporting technology upgrades, distance learning and staff training.
Nurturing our Civic Health
December 19, 2022
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.
Tending to our civic health
December 16, 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.
When young people are registered, they vote
October 27, 2022
A new study by the Civics Center, a national nonpartisan organization that works to increase high school voter registration, shows that comparatively few 18-year-olds in New Hampshire are registered to vote. The study was commissioned by the Charitable Foundation to help understand the landscape of youth voting in the state.
Friends of Mascoma: “We’ve got you.”
September 20, 2022
The Friends of Mascoma Foundation has grown into a respected volunteer organization providing scholarships, awarding mini-grants to teachers, sponsoring art in the schools, donating musical instruments and establishing food pantries.
Together we listen
September 8, 2022
In a time when libraries are facing challenges to books and programs, NH Listens is helping librarians navigate and facilitate difficult conversations.
Nonprofit staff vote
August 23, 2022
National campaign encourages nonprofit organizations to provide time off for workers to get to the polls on Election Day.
Together we lead
August 5, 2022
The Equity Leaders Fellowship, created by and for leaders of color, combines intensive learning about equity, systems and policies with relationship building and nonprofit board service to strengthen the state’s network of leaders of color.
Together we care
July 27, 2022
Access to high-quality, affordable health care is a fundamental element of well-being. Thousands of people in New Hampshire — mostly women with low incomes — rely on Planned Parenthood for the care they need.
Together We Thrive: Read the Foundation’s 2021 Annual Report
July 14, 2022
We can build a more perfect community if we all work together. Here are stories of how people in New Hampshire are doing just that.
Mary Ann Dempsey awarded 2022 Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship
June 23, 2022
The honor will enable Dempsey to attend an intensive, three-week program this summer with public servants from around the world. Dempsey will attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in July. The fellowship, now in its 28th year, was established in memory of the late New Hampshire House Majority Leader Caroline Gross and the late Concord Mayor Martin Gross to honor dedication to public service.