148 organizations receive N.H. Charitable Foundation grants

$2.3 million awarded to organizations around the state


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The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation recently awarded $2,381,317 million to 148 nonprofit organizations, through its community grants program, which pools funds from donors. 

Nonprofits applied for funds through a competitive application process, said Charitable Foundation spokesperson Kristen Oliveri. 

The foundation hands out about $30 million a year in grants and scholarships. 

Almost a quarter of the $2.3 million went to the Seacoast Region - $550,878 to 28 organizations, including two over the border in Maine.

While some grants were in the low few thousands, several organizations across the state received $20,000 to $25,000, including the Loon Preservation Committee of Moultonborough (to recover the loon population), the New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees of Manchester (to strengthen efforts to welcome immigrants and refugees to their neighborhoods) and the Peterborough Players, a summer theater (for general operating support).

The largest grant allocation went to the Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth, receiving $60,000 for general operating support, followed by the University of New Hampshire in Durham, which received $50,000 to increase the capacity of organizations and volunteers that care for New Hampshire’s lands and waters.

One interesting initiative: the Cheshire County Conservation District of Walpole received $45,000 over the next three years to strengthen the connections between chefs and farms to grow a vibrant local food economy in the Monadnock region.

$100,000 of the funds were evenly distributed to four out-of-state organizations supporting statewide efforts in New Hampshire: Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter of Watertown, Mass., Center for Collaborative Education of Boston, Mass., National Wildlife Federation-Northeast Regional Center of Montpelier, Vt., and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England of Burlington, Vt.

 

Capital Region

Grant awards totaling $409,135 were made to 21 organizations in the Capital Region:

Best Buddies New Hampshire of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 to help it reach an additional 220 program participants and impact an additional 2,200 people including participants’ families, teachers and peers.

Bike-Walk Alliance of NH of Concord, N.H. received $5,000 for strategic planning between BWANH, HEAL-NH, and Transport NH.

Bi-State Primary Care Association of Bow, N.H. received $25,000 to develop and share a free, comprehensive training program for community health centers to help them communicate more effectively through electronic media.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord of Concord, N.H. received $22,500 for its transportation project, which will guarantee access to afterschool programs and summer day camps for 1,300 Greater Concord youth.

Capitol Center for the Arts of Concord, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support. Concord Area Trust for Community Housing of Concord, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 to implement a plan to end homelessness in Concord, N.H.

Concord Community Music School of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 to expand its therapeutic and educational services for children and at-risk youth.

Dunbarton Town Hall and Theatre Restoration Project of Dunbarton, N.H. received $1,635 to secure passage of a bond to restore the second floor of the Town Hall to community use.

Early Learning NH of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 to support the public awareness work of Spark NH Early Childhood Advisory Council, helping constituents better understand the importance of early childhood development in New Hampshire.

Foundation for Healthy Communities of Concord, N.H. was awarded two grants:

  • $25,000 to support the Health and Equity Partnership, a public-private effort seeking a fair opportunity for health for all in New Hampshire.
  • $5,000 for the Pay for Prevention Program that aims to improve oral health and reduce dental disease in WIC families.

Housing Action NH of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 to lead outreach, education, strategic communications and decisive advocacy efforts to improve state and federal policy so every New Hampshire resident has a place to call home.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center of Concord, N.H. received $10,000 to support development initiatives.

New American Africans of Concord, N.H. received $20,000 to support the hiring of a program manager.

New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions of Concord, N.H. received $5,000 to support creation of a strategic roadmap and board education plan.

New Hampshire Children's Trust, Inc. of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

New Hampshire Preservation Alliance of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

New Hampshire Women's Foundation of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

Northern Forest Center, Inc. of Concord, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support. Penacook Community Center, Inc. of Penacook, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.
 

Volunteer NH! of Concord, N.H. received $5,000 to implement its strategic plan.

 

Lakes Region


Grant awards totaling $254,353 were made to 19 organizations in the Lakes Region:

Belknap Mill Society of Laconia, N.H. received $3,353 to develop a program coordinator position for its fourth-grade, live-history education program. 

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Central NH VNA & Hospice, Inc. of Laconia, N.H. received $2,500 to expand its communication network through video conference technology.

Circle Program of Plymouth, N.H. received $5,000 to develop a health and wellness curriculum.

Franklin Opera House Restoration Committee of Franklin, N.H. received $20,000 to provide arts programing to enrich community life in Franklin and surrounding areas.

Genesis Behavioral Health of Laconia, N.H. received $20,000 to update its strategic plan and conduct a financial feasibility study and market analysis.

Green Mountain Conservation Group of Effingham, N.H. received $20,000 to provide stakeholders with a coordinated approach to protect and restore water resources in the Lovell River Watershed.

Haynes Memorial Public Library of Alexandria, N.H. received $2,500 to hire a library consultant.

Inter-Lakes Day Care Center of Meredith, N.H. received $20,000 to expand its infant and toddler services.

Lakes Region Community Services Council of Laconia, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Lakes Region Day Care Center in Laconia, N.H. received $5,000 to partner with the Laconia Area Land Trust to offer a pre-school program for residents and others within River’s Edge, the trust’s new housing project.

Local Foods Plymouth of Plymouth, N.H. received $6,000 to expand access to local food to low-income families and support the consumption of food grown, raised and produced within 100 miles of Plymouth, N.H.

Loon Preservation Committee of Moultonborough, N.H. received $25,000 for the New Hampshire Loon Recovery Plan to recover a healthy and viable population of loons in the state.

The Mayhew Program of Bristol, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support. Newfound Area School District (SAU #4) of Bristol, N.H. received $5,000 to add theater arts activities to its after school programs.


Pemi Bridge House Inc. of Plymouth, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

Pemi-Baker Community Health of Plymouth, N.H. received $5,000 to purchase necessary computer upgrades.

School's Out Program of Center Ossipee, N.H. received $20,000 to provide high quality, affordable after-school enrichment programs.

Story Preservation Initiative of Andover, N.H. received $5,000 to produce educational materials for the SPI Learning Lab website.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse of Laconia, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

 

Manchester Region


Grant awards totaling $262,000 were made to 16 organizations in the Manchester Region:

The Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire of Manchester, N.H. received $25,000 for its Bhutanese Mental Health Project, which addresses the escalating mental health crisis in the community of recently resettled Bhutanese in New Hampshire.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem of Salem, N.H. received $14,000 for general operating support.

The Caregivers, Inc. of Bedford, N.H. received $10,000 to expand its client base and create additional food procurement sources.

City Year NH of Manchester, N.H. received $20,000 to expand its current development program to support and sustain the growth of its Whole School Whole Child program.

DreamCatchers New Hampshire of Manchester, N.H. received $3,000 to add three chapter sites.

Emerging Leaders in Communities of Color of Manchester, N.H. received $5,000 to increase visibility and outreach through a comprehensive marketing plan.

Granite Pathways of Manchester, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.
Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, N.H. received $7,500 to support weekly art classes for inner-city children at the Currier Museum of Art.

Manchester Community Health Center of Manchester, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

MC2 Charter School in Amherst, N.H. received $5,000 to serve youth with severe emotional disabilities.

Moore Center Services, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. received $15,000 to help seniors stay in a home environment for as long as possible, while also living the fullest life possible.

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire of Manchester, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees of Manchester, N.H. received $25,000 to strengthen its efforts in welcoming immigrants and refugees to their new and adapted neighborhoods.

New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc. of Manchester, N.H. received $27,500 to support specialized legal services for immigrant and refugee victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Southern NH Area Health Education Center of Raymond, N.H. received $25,000 to draw on the expertise of New Hampshire's leaders of color to train and develop a cohort of minority community leaders with the Equity Leaders Fellowship.

Southern NH Planning Commission of Manchester, N.H. received $20,000 to conduct a health impact assessment of the Gossler Park Elementary School neighborhood.

 

Monadnock Region


Grant awards totaling $298,000 were made to 19 organizations in the Monadnock Region:

Cheshire County Conservation District of Walpole, N.H. will receive $45,000 over the next three years to strengthen the connections between chefs and farmers in order to grow a vibrant local food economy in the Monadnock region.

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company of Peterborough, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Cornucopia Project of Peterborough, N.H. received $19,000 to introduce year-round, community-based gardening workshops, cooking and nutrition classes and a public forum on food and health.

Early Learning NH of Concord, N.H. received $20,000 to expand the Seacoast Early Learning Alliance model to the Monadnock region, helping foster sustainability among early-childhood educational programs.

Harbor Camps, Inc. of Newton Lower Falls, Mass. received $5,000 to establish emergency response systems at its new property in Antrim, N.H.

Home Healthcare and Community Services, Inc. of Keene, N.H. received $20,000 to develop and launch a pilot nurse preceptor program for newly graduated nurses.

Hundred Nights, Inc. of Keene, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support. Journeys in Education, Inc. of Peterborough, N.H. received $5,000 to implement a two-day workshop bringing together New Hampshire teachers and immigrant students.

Monadnock Area Transitional Sheltering of Peterborough, N.H. received $10,000 to support its initiative to prevent homelessness.

Monadnock Buy Local of Keene, N.H. received $3,150 to complete a communications audit. Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention of Keene, N.H. received $4,350 to develop and implement a strategic plan.

Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition of Walpole, N.H. received $4,000 to help local citizens come together to work toward a vision of food sustainability in the Monadnock region.

Monadnock Worksource of Peterborough, N.H. received $27,500 to replace its wheelchair lift- equipped minivan.

Peterborough Players of Peterborough, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Shelter from the Storm of Jaffrey, N.H. received $15,000 to provide transitional housing and support services to the homeless.

The Place to Go of Peterborough, N.H. received $5,000 to fund a free after-school program to support local students.

The River Center Family & Community Resource Center of Peterborough, N.H. received $40,000 for general operating support.

Winchester Learning Center of Winchester, N.H. received $5,000 to add a part-time family support worker to its staff.

Windy Row Learning Center of Peterborough, N.H. received $10,000 to evaluate at risk children through diagnostic testing for reading, math, calculation, numerical reasoning, comprehension and spelling.

 

Nashua Region


Grant awards totaling $156,125 were made to 10 organizations in the Nashua Region:

City Arts Nashua of Nashua, N.H. received $12,000 for the Nashua International Sculpture Symposium, an annual community event designed to elevate appreciation and involvement of public art in Nashua.

Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire of Nashua, N.H. received $5,000 to implement an organized volunteer development program.

Harbor Homes, Inc. of Nashua, N.H. received $20,000 to support the opening of a dental clinic offering dental services to Greater Nashua's most vulnerable families.

Marguerite's Place of Nashua, N.H. received $10,000 for general operating support.

Nashua Community Music School of Nashua, N.H. received $5,000 to support the implementation of a campaign to increase awareness of the school and its programing.

Nashua Regional Planning Commission of Merrimack, N.H. received $25,000 for the Granite State Snapshot Marketing Campaign to develop a message, strategy and materials to market the results of the Granite State Future Project.

St. Joseph Community Services, Inc. of Merrimack, N.H. received $17,500 for general operating support.

Symphony NH of Nashua, N.H. received $16,625 for general operating support.

YMCA of Greater Nashua of Merrimack, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support. The Youth Council, Inc. of Nashua, N.H. received $20,000 to reintegrate out-of-home youth back into the community and $5,000 for general operating support.

 

North Country Region


Grant awards totaling $169,700 were made to 12 organizations in the North Country:

Advice to the Players of North Sandwich, N.H. received $5,000 for performances of “Romeo and Juliet,” school tour, in-school workshops and youth mentoring.

Affordable Housing, Education and Development, Inc. of Littleton, N.H. received $20,000 to support its financial capabilities campaign to minimize generational poverty, student loan debt, and increase financial literacy in Coos County.

Bethlehem Redevelopment Association of Bethlehem, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Boys & Girls Club of the North Country of Lisbon, N.H. received $5,000 to support the SMART Girls program which helps girls develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice healthy lifestyle choices.

Court Street Arts of Haverhill, N.H. received $3,700 to expand its music performance series to include additional artistic disciplines to engage new and underserved audiences.

Memorial Hospital Foundation of North Conway, N.H. received $10,000 to expand its current school-based health and wellness initiative to include diabetes awareness and obesity prevention.

Mount Washington Valley Economic Council of Conway, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Mountain Top Music Center of Conway, N.H. received $15,000 for general operating support.

North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Inc. of Littleton, N.H. received $20,000 to improve the health status of home-bound clients through comprehensive care management of chronic disease.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Inc. of Albany, N.H. received $10,000 for Forest Vision, a plan to develop a common vision for northern New England’s managed forests.

White Mountain Community Health Center of Conway, N.H. received $15,000 for general operating support.

Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network of Bethlehem, N.H. received $26,000 for general operating support.

 

Seacoast Region


Grant awards totaling $550,878 were made to 28 organizations in the Seacoast Region:

3S Contemporary Arts Space, Inc. of Portsmouth, N.H. received $5,000 to effectively deploy updated branding and messaging.

Arts in Reach of Portsmouth, N.H. received $4,000 to complete a research and marketing project.

The Birchtree Center of Newington, N.H. received $20,000 to implement and launch an insurance billing system for its Autism services.

Children's Museum of New Hampshire of Dover, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

Community Child Care Center of Portsmouth, N.H. received $60,000 for general operating support.

Community Partners Behavioral Health & Developmental Service of Dover, N.H. received $20,000 to expand the capacity of its existing summer employment preparation program.

Cornerstone VNA of Rochester, N.H. received $2,513 for the purchase of medical equipment and supplies to demonstrate uses to patients and to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford to purchase equipment of their own.

Cross Roads House of Portsmouth, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support. Friends in Action of Portsmouth, N.H. received $5,000 to open a thrift store in Durham, N.H.

Friends of the Music Hall of Portsmouth, N.H. received $20,000 to update the online ticketing and donation system at the Portsmouth Music Hall.

Goodwin Community Health Center of Somersworth, N.H. received $60,000 for general operating support.

Great Bay Stewards of Greenland, N.H. received $5,000 to support a conference educating local decision makers about shoreline management.

Kittery Adult Education of Kittery, Maine received $3,240 to help people transition from the GED program to the High School Equivalency Test and provide additional exam preparation classes for ESOL students who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens.

Mt. Agamenticus Steering Committee of York, Maine received $5,000 to support the development of a strategic plan for the Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region.

The National Center for Competency-Based Learning of Durham, N.H. received $5,000 to assist New Hampshire school districts in identifying, recruiting and training 10,000 mentors over the next five years.

New Hampshire Public Broadcasting of Durham, N.H. received $25,000 for general operating support.

Pontine Theatre of Portsmouth, N.H. received $2,500 to deliver performances and lecture presentations to seniors through partnerships with assisted living communities, nursing homes and senior centers.

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center of Portsmouth, N.H. received $20,000 to expand its development and fundraising functions across the organization.

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra of Portsmouth, N.H. received $5,000 to hire a consultant to explore the feasability of a part-time staff position.

Rochester Opera House of Rochester, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Seacoast Family Food Pantry of Portsmouth, N.H. received $5,000 for the Summer Meals 4 Kids program to assist children who receive free/reduced priced lunches by providing supplemental healthy foods during the summer.

Seacoast Mental Health Center-Portsmouth Office of Portsmouth, N.H. received $19,625 to train clinical staff to utilize a collaborative documentation process.

Seacoast Science Center, Inc. of Rye, N.H. received $15,000 to develop a new business plan. Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire of Exeter, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

Strawbery Banke Museum of Portsmouth, N.H. received $20,000 for general operating support.

The University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. was awarded four grants:

  • $24,000 to support the Warren B. Rudman Summer Fellowship Program.
     
  • $25,000 to inform school food service employees and farmers about the USDA’s 
procurement procedures related to the purchase of local foods through training, 
workshops and materials.
     
  • $25,000 to support NH Listens.
     
  • $50,000 to increase the capacity of organizations and volunteers that care for New 
Hampshire’s lands and waters.

Wentworth Gardner & Tobias Lear Houses Association of Portsmouth, N.H. received $10,000 to complete a historic structure report of the Tobias Lear House. 


Zebra Crossings of Dover, N.H. received $5,000 to add two overnight weekend programs, allowing children with chronic health conditions to be more independent, learn how to manage oneself physically and emotionally and establish deeper bonds with peers.

 

Upper Valley Region


Grant awards totaling $181,126 were made to 19 organizations in the Upper Valley Region:

Community Gallery, Inc. of Lebanon, N.H. received $10,000 to support a challenge grant for general operating support.

COVER Home Repair, Inc. of White River Junction, Vt. received $15,000 for general operating support.

The Enfield Shaker Museum of Enfield, N.H. received $7,500 to support a challenge grant to improve its information technology systems.

Everybody Wins Vermont of Montpelier, Vt. received $5,000 to support a reading and mentoring program at Bluff Elementary School in Claremont, N.H.

Global Campuses Foundation of Randolph, Vt. received $2,500 to plan and collaborate among nonprofit service providers for Upper Valley residents with disabilities.

Grafton Historical Society of Grafton, N.H. received $2,995 to hire a qualified graduate student intern to promote Grafton history to the public in summer 2015.

High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program of Norwich, Vt. received $6,000 to complete an outcomes evaluation helping the organization tell its story using credible data.

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice of New London, N.H. received $10,000 to support a challenge grant for its Palliative Care program.

The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen of Hanover, N.H. received $3,000 to increase community awareness about its classes and workshops.

Lebanon Opera House of Lebanon, N.H. received $15,000 for general operating support.

New Hampshire AFL-CIO EAP Services, Inc. of Enfield, N.H. received $5,000 to conduct a scan and determine how the story of the middle/working class is being told and if and how it is being heard.

Project VetCare of Hanover, N.H. received $20,000 for capacity-building activities.

Richards Free Library of Newport, N.H. received $4,000 to support the Newport Newspaper Digitization Project.

Trust for Public Land of Montpelier, Vt. received $5,000 to support the Robie Farm Conservation Project.

Twin Pines Housing Trust of White River Junction, Vt. received $15,800 to support the Hanover Senior Housing Project.

Upper Valley Trails Alliance Inc. of Norwich, Vt. received $10,000 to support a challenge grant for the Outdoor Odyssey - UV High School Trail Corps.

Vital Communities of White River Jct, Vt. received $10,000 for general operating support.

West Central Services, Inc. of Lebanon, N.H. received $20,000 to support the CommonGroundTM Decision Support System.

White River Partnership of South Royalton, Vt. received $14,331 to support the implementation of its new strategic plan.

 

Out-of-state

Grant awards totaling $100,000 were made to four out-of-state organizations supporting statewide efforts in New Hampshire:

Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter of Watertown, Mass. received $25,000 to implementing the NH Alzheimer's State Plan and Advocacy Project.

Center for Collaborative Education of Boston, Mass. received $25,000 to engage five New Hampshire low-performing K-12 schools to embed noncognitive abilities (NCAs) in instruction, curriculum, assessments and culture to engage high-need learners and improve engagement and achievement for all students.

National Wildlife Federation-Northeast Regional Center of Montpelier, Vt. received $25,000 to implement a technology-driven approach to organize a more visible, effective movement to compel state leaders to act on energy efficiency.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England of Burlington, Vt. received $25,000 to leverage recent public policy, grasstops, and grassroots organizing successes to protect women’s healthcare access, particularly during the continued development of opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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