NHGives fundraising initiative to be held June 9-10
24-hour initiative ‘a great opportunity for all of us to show that we are there for our nonprofits’
Donors can choose nonprofits to support and take advantage of matching gifts to increase the impact of their contributions.
A $250,000 match, made possible by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its Thomas W. Haas Fund and John F. Swope Fund, means that every gift of up to $1,000 will be matched 1:1 for the first $250,000 given during the 24-hour event. The foundation’s Bio X Cell Fund will provide an additional $10,000 match for participating Upper Valley nonprofits.
“NH Gives takes on new meaning this year as nonprofits face the impact of the global pandemic,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the NH Center for Nonprofits, which organizes the annual event. “Organizations are rising to the needs of their communities, even while they’ve lost revenue from cancelled fundraising events and programs. More than 250 nonprofits across New Hampshire are participating in this special fundraising event and we hope that Granite Staters will join us and donate to the nonprofits they care about, as well as discover organizations that might be new to them.”
NHGives.org is an easy-to-use, secure platform where people can learn about nonprofits in the Granite State and donate directly. For 24 hours between 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, donations are tallied as participating nonprofit organizations compete for additional cash prizes, with leaderboards displaying progress. NH Gives has raised nearly $1.5 million for New Hampshire nonprofits since its inception in 2016.
“New Hampshire’s nonprofit organizations are there for all of us,” said Richard Ober, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, lead sponsor of the event. “Many are on the front lines during challenging times – feeding and sheltering people and caring for the ill. And others do so many things that improve our quality of life – conserving open space for all, making our communities more interesting and vibrant with the arts, reporting the news with diligence.”
He called NH Gives “a great opportunity for all of us to show that we are also there for our nonprofits, especially in this challenging moment.”
All participating nonprofit organizations are verified charitable nonprofits. View a full list at: nhgives.org/organizations. Nonprofits that wish to participate in NH Gives have until Monday, June 1, to register online here.
Lead sponsor of NHGives is the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsors include C&S Wholesale Grocers, People’s United Bank, Comcast NBC Universal, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Meredith Village Savings Bank as well as media sponsors WMUR, the Union Leader, Concord Community TV, NH Business Review and the Granite State News Collaborative. Marketing support is being provided by Brown & Company Design.