By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
The wildfires in California are the deadliest and most destructive in state history. Some 80 people have lost their lives and almost 1,000 are still missing. More than 14,000 homes and other buildings have been destroyed. Many residents are left with little or nothing.
Community Foundations in California are working to help meet people’s immediate needs, and to help in the process of recovery and rebuilding.
Donations to the following funds will help those affected by the devastating fires:
The California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund
The North Valley Community Foundation’s Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund
The Ventura Community Foundation’s Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Efforts
New Hampshire relies heavily on the nonprofit sector, and the nonprofit sector relies on all of us to help keep operations running — in good times and in challenging times.
Camp Doucet was enjoyed by thousands of Nashua children for decades. When it fell out of use, the nonprofit association that managed it decided to create two funds to benefit children and families in the Nashua region forever.
William Abbott has joined the Charitable Foundation as a senior philanthropy advisor for the Lakes and North Country regions. He talks with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about his family’s long agricultural legacies, the intersection of equity and conservation work and the honesty of conversations that can happen in “purple” towns.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has resulted in a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. More than four million people have already become refugees, fleeing bombardment and ground warfare and seeking safety and shelter. For generous people who want to help, a number of resources are available to assist in directing donations to where they will be most helpful and effective.
Starting on June 9 at 6 p.m., join thousands of your New Hampshire neighbors for NH Gives, a 24-hour giving event created by the NH Center for Nonprofits to support New Hampshire’s nonprofits.
The CARES Act made some changes to charitable deductions for individuals and corporations for 2020. Here is a very brief overview. While we know tax benefits are not the primary reason people give, we hope these changes will encourage increased giving to nonprofits during this challenging time.
Janet Guen joined the Foundation in January as senior philanthropy advisor for the Piscataqua Region. She talks with the Foundation’s Lois Shea about community philanthropy, a family trip to China, and her favorite things about New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
Australian Communities Foundation shares information on how to best help their country recover in the months and years ahead.
More than 400 New Hampshire people and families have set up scholarship funds at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to help other New Hampshire people get the education they need.
Contributions of all types of stock to charity are growing nationwide. In this installment of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's "Tools of the Trade" series, Richard Samuels, a director in the Corporate Department of McLane Middleton, talks about how gifts of closely held stock can have big charitable impact — and why timing and planning are critical to the process
A new report from the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits makes the case that nonprofits are essential to the vitality of New Hampshire communities. The Center for Nonprofits’ CEO Kathleen Reardon talked with the Charitable Foundation’s Lois Shea about the findings
Anne Phillips, Foundation director of grantmaking, and Melinda Mosier, director of donor services, on why core operating support is the best kind of support you can give to nonprofits