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.
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.
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.
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.
August 23, 2022
National campaign encourages nonprofit organizations to provide time off for workers to get to the polls on Election Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 19, 2022
The Foundation’s new strategic plan is focused on advancing equity and racial justice — to help make New Hampshire a community where we can all thrive, together.
May 10, 2022
In Laconia, the local paper has embarked on an ambitious project to hear directly from young people about their COVID experiences and other issues important to them. The Laconia Daily Sun is taking a Solutions Journalism approach to reporting on the issues raised by young people: examining how similar issues have been addressed elsewhere and what possible solutions might be options in the Lakes Region.
January 12, 2022
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation stands firmly behind the belief that all of our children deserve an education that promotes their development and critical thinking skills and offers them practical tools for their future. As such, we urge the legislature to pass SB304 to repeal and replace the provisions adopted in last year’s budget bill, HB2. The current law makes it difficult for our children to receive the complete education they deserve to help them thrive in communities and civic life.