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 Business Review's 2024 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to support the nonprofits that make the New Hampshire community better for all.
Placing giving and volunteering at the center of your organizational culture and identity is not only great for communities and the people in them — it also helps recruit, engage and retain great employees.
Melinda takes over from Rick Peck, who served as vice president of development and philanthropy services at the Foundation since 2017.
New Hampshire Business Review's 2023 Charitable Giving Guide encourages people to give to the nonprofits that make New Hampshire better for all of us.
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.