Charitable Foundation Awards $3 Million in Grants

Business NH Magazine Staff

January 28, 2020

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in Concord has made more than $3 million in grants through its Community Grants Program to support the operation of 68 nonprofits serving NH communities.

“New Hampshire’s nonprofits are at the heart of civil society, tending to our most pressing needs, caring for the most vulnerable among us,” says Anne Phillips, director of grantmaking at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

The Community Grants program, through which qualified nonprofit organizations apply for funding, is dedicated primarily to providing multiyear operating support.

“Nonprofits really do know best what they need, and are best-positioned to decide where and how to deploy capital to meet their missions,” says Phillips. “And because these grants are made for multiyear support, nonprofits will be able to spend less time and resources on re-applying for funding and focus more time on the mission.”

The program is open to all qualified nonprofits that serve NH in the areas of health and well-being, civic engagement, education, economic development, environmental protection and arts, and culture.

Complete list of Community Grants made in December 2019 (Grants are distributed over three years unless otherwise noted):

  • Advocates Building Lasting Equality in New Hampshire, Concord, $30,000
  • American Independence Center, Exeter, $30,000
  • America's Youth Teenage Unemployment Reduction Network (MY TURN), Manchester, $60,000
  • Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, Franconia, $60,000
  • Arts in Reach: Encouraging Growth Through the Arts, Portsmouth, $30,000
  • Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, $60,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Nashua, $60,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, Lisbon, $60,000
  • Breakthrough Manchester at The Derryfield School, Manchester, $30,000
  • Breathe New Hampshire, Manchester, $60,000
  • Claremont Soup Kitchen, Claremont, $30,000
  • Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, $60,000
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire (CASA), Manchester, $60,000
  • COVER Home Repair, White River Junction, VT, $60,000
  • Family Place, Norwich, VT, $60,000
  • Friends of Aine Foundation, Manchester, $30,000
  • Friends of the Music Hall, Portsmouth, $60,000
  • G.A.L.A. Community Center, Wolfeboro, $60,000
  • Gibson Center for Senior Services, North Conway, $30,000
  • Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Bedford, $60,000
  • Good Neighbor Health Clinics, White River Junction, VT, $60,000
  • Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Lebanon, $60,000
  • Granite State Children's Alliance, Bedford, $60,000
  • Granite United Way, Manchester, $60,000
  • Greater Seacoast Community Health, Portsmouth, $60,000
  • Grow Nashua, Nashua, $30,000
  • Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, $60,000
  • Haverhill Heritage, Haverhill, $30,000
  • Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene, $20,000 (One-year grant)
  • Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Thornton, $30,000
  • Hundred Nights, Keene, $60,000
  • Lakes Region Community Developers, Laconia, $60,000
  • League of NH Craftsmen Foundation, Concord, $60,000
  • MainStreet Warner, Warner, $10,000 (One-year grant)
  • Manchester Community Music School, Manchester, $60,000
  • Marguerite's Place, Nashua, $60,000
  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Corporation, Concord, $60,000
  • Merrimack River Watershed Council, Lawrence, MA, $30,000
  • Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, Peterborough, $30,000
  • Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention, Keene, $60,000
  • Nashua Choral Society, Hudson, $30,000
  • Nashua Police Athletic League, Nashua, $30,000
  • NeighborWorks Southern NH, Manchester, $60,000
  • New Hampshire Humanities, Concord, $60,000
  • New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition, Concord, $20,000 (Two-year grant)
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association – New Hampshire, Concord, $30,000
  • Positive Tracks, Hanover, $60,000
  • QC Bike Collective, Manchester, $30,000
  • Road to Independence, Newport, $10,000 (One-year grant)
  • Sandwich Children's Center, Center Sandwich, $30,000
  • Seacoast Eat Local, Dover, $30,000
  • Sinfonietta Strings, Nashua, $30,000
  • Southwestern Community Services – Keene, Keene, $60,000
  • Special Needs Support Center of the Upper Valley, Lebanon, $30,000
  • Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, $60,000
  • The Colonial Theatre Group, Keene, $60,000
  • The Dance Hall, Kittery, ME, $30,000
  • The Upper Room, A Family Resource Center, Derry, $60,000
  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, $60,000
  • Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, Franklin, $30,000
  • Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, North Conway, $60,000
  • Upper Valley Music Center, Lebanon, $60,000
  • Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Norwich, VT, $30,000
  • Vermont Energy Education Program, Montpelier, VT, $60,000
  • Vital Communities, White River Junction, VT, $60,000
  • Waypoint, Manchester, $60,000
  • World Affairs Council of NH, Manchester, $30,000
  • York Land Trust, York, ME, $60,000