Charity Foundation Awards $3.8M to Nonprofits | community

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has provided $3,810,500 in grants through its Community Grants program to support the activities of 82 nonprofit organizations that serve the communities of New Hampshire.

Contributions from the Foundation’s donor-recommended funds made it possible to increase the total amount awarded through this grant program in 2022 by more than $1 million.

“New Hampshire demands a lot from the nonprofit sector — from teaching our youngest children to protecting families in need, to protecting natural resources and encouraging civic discourse. We’ve asked more of them in recent years, and they continue to fulfill their roles in the face of increased community needs and challenges,” said Anne Phillips, director of grants at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to partner with and support these organizations that are helping make New Hampshire a community where everyone can thrive.”

The Charitable Foundation awards more than $50 million in grants each year. The Foundation administers several grant programs—some focused on geography, population, and subject areas—and also awards grants through donor-recommended funds.

The Community Grants program is a competitive application program open to all qualifying nonprofit organizations serving New Hampshire in the areas of health and wellbeing, environmental protection, education, housing and other basic needs, arts and culture, civic health, and economic security. A majority of these grants are paid over three years and provide unrestricted operational support, allowing nonprofit organizations to direct grant money where it is most needed. All grants provide unrestricted operational support, allowing nonprofit organizations to direct grant funds where they are needed most.

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Complete list of grants awarded through the Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants Program in December 2022:

advantage children, Gilford, $30,000; is committed to creating enduring equality in New Hampshire, unity, $30,000; Affordable housing, education and development, Littleton, $60,000; American Independence Center, exeter, $30,000; Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, francs, $60,000; animal rescue league of new hampshire, Bedford, $60,000; Arts in Reach: Fostering growth through the arts, Portsmouth, $30,000; Audubon Society of New Hampshire, unity, $60,000; austin17house, Brentwood, $30,000; ava gallery, Lebanon, $60,000; Bartlett Historical Society, Bartlett, $27,000; Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, $60,000; Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club, Nashua, $60,000; Boys and Girls Clubs of Central NH, unity, $30,000; Breakthrough Manchester at Derryfield School, Manchester, $30,000; Building a community in New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000; Claremont Soup Kitchen, Claremont, $30,000; the colonial theatre, Bethlehem, $60,000; The Colonial Theater Group, no, $60,000; Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, unity, $60,000; Coös economic development company, Lancaster, $30,000; cornerstone VNA, Rochester, $60,000; New Hampshire court-appointed special counsel, Manchester, $60,000; COVER house repair, White River Junction, VT, $60,000; Central New Hampshire Crisis Center, unity, $60,000; the dance hall, Kittery, ME, $30,000; Family Place, Norwich, VT, $60,000; family pledge of greater unity, unity, $15,000; footprints, Kittery, ME, $30,000; Friends of the Aine Foundation, Manchester, $30,000; Grafton County Senior Council, Lebanon, $60,000; Granite State Children’s Alliance, Bedford, $60,000; granite United Way, Manchester, $60,000; grow nashua, Nashua, $30,000; Hannah Grimes Center, no, $60,000; Harry Alan Gregg Foundation, Green meadow, $30,000; One Hundred Nights, Keene, $60,000; jag productions, Hartford, VT, $30,000; The Joan G. Lovering Health Center, Greenland, $30,000; Kittery Land Trust, Kittery, ME, $30,000; Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, meredith, $30,000; League of NH Craftsmen Foundation, unity, $60,000; library art center, Newport, $30,000; Maker’s Mill, Wolfeboro, $60,000; Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, $60,000; margaret square, Nashua, $60,000; Merrimack River Watershed Council, Lawrence, MA, $60,000; Monadnock Area Transition Shelter, Peterborough, $30,000; Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, no, $60,000; Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, warner, $60,000; It’s my turn, Manchester, $60,000; Nashua Police Athletic League, Nashua, $30,000; The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire, unity, $60,000; Association of the Blind of New Hampshire, unity, $60,000; New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, Londonderry, $60,000; New Hampshire Center for Journalism of Public Interest, barrington, $10,000; New Hampshire Telephone Museum, warner, $30,000; New London Barn Playhouse, New London, $30,000; Northeast Organic Farming Association-New Hampshire, unity, $60,000; positive traces, Hanover, $60,000; SCORE Chapter Merrimack Valley, derry, $30,000; seacoast eat local, dover, $30,000; coast downright, Portsmouth, $30,000; Upper Valley Special Needs Support Center, White River Junction, VT, $60,000; Squam Lakes Association, ownership, $60,000; Stepping stones, Nashua, $10,000; Strawberry Bank Museum, Portsmouth, $60,000; sustainable woodstock, Woodstock, VT, $30,000; twin rivers pantry, Franklin, $30,000; Optimistic New Hampshire, Nashua, $30,000; The Upper Room, a family resource center, derry, $60,000; Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, Conway, $60,000; Music Center Upper Valley, Lebanon, $60,000; Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, VT, $60,000; vital communities, White River Junction, VT, $60,000; waystation, North Conway, $30,000; Wentworth Watershed Association, Wolfeboro, $60,000; western central services, Lebanon, $60,000; The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, meredith, $60,000; Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast, Raymond, $30,000; The Wright Museum of World War II, Wolfeboro, $58,500; YWCA New Hampshire, Manchester$60,000.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation established in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. We’re where generosity meets the passion and ingenuity of nonprofits and the potential of New Hampshire students. For six decades, thousands of people have entrusted their charitable resources to the Foundation, creating an ongoing source of philanthropic capital and enabling the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships each year. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641.