EIN 02-6005625

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country providing more than $30 million annually in grants and scholarships to nonprofits and students.
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Program areas at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Grant program: The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the state's largest provider of grants to nonprofits and scholarships to local residents. In 2020, that included almost $49 million in grants and program initiatives, including grants to 2,085 nonprofit organizations. Grants made reflect the widest range of the philanthropic imagination, including focused support in six areas: Health & Well-Being, Education, Environment, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement and Economic Development. More than $6.4 million in scholarships were awarded to 1,692 students pursuing a wide range of education opportunities, including traditional colleges and universities, technical training and certificate programs, as well as programs that prepare students to succeed in the workforce and in their community.
Expenses for Grant Programs: In the case of these exceptional funds, programs have been created that connect resources made available by generous donors to the goals that motivated their gifts. This expense line includes dedicated staff to execute the intent of the donors, communications to present the goals and work of the funds to the communities they serve, and support for convenings to advance these goals.
Special funds: There are a select group of funds at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation which support focused programs related to the goals of the donors and respond to community needs. These include the Community Crisis Action Fund which was created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; the New Hampshire Tomorrow Fund which seeks to increase opportunities so young people can reach their potential and be ready to contribute to New Hampshire's communities and workforce, the Wellborn Ecology Fund, which seeks to increase knowledge of the environment and natural history of the Upper Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont; the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, which supports economic development in Coos County and surrounding communities; the Artist Advancement Fund, which provides support to an individual artist in the Greater Portsmouth area; the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund, which seeks to restore, protect and enhance the watershed near the confluence of the Connecticut and White rivers; and the Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard Fund, which supports efforts to prevent substance use disorders among the state's residents.

Grants made by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
New FuturesFor General Support, Expenses, Collaborative, Sud, Early Childhood Health Issues$1,031,442
New Hampshire Community Loan FundGeneral Support, the Big Deal, Permanent Capital, Food and Farm Program, Designated Distribution$1,025,363
New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals (NHSPCA)For the Legislative Breakfast, General Support, Capital Campaign, Pool Rental$797,051
...and 648 more grants made totalling $34,358,512

Who funds New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
International Network of Resource Information CentersCreate Agency Fund$3,800,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$1,870,735
Daisy E Hale TrustIn Support of the Organization's Provision of Grants To Nonprofits and Scholarships$1,650,000
...and 33 more grants received totalling $10,753,042

Personnel at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Richard OberPresident and Chief Executive Officer$351,714
Michael WilsonChief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance$237,820
Katie MerrowVice President of Community Impact
Kristen OliveriVice President of Communications and Marketing
Jennifer PerkinsVice President of Administration$152,894
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$69,371,024
Program services$1,098,711
Investment income and dividends$4,789,460
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-6,693
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$8,838,129
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$-32,071
Total revenues$84,058,560

Form 990s for New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-31990View PDF
2018-122020-01-22990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-04-05990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 9 new grant, including a grant for $425,624 from The R D La Penta Medical Scholarship Trust
October 2, 2021
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $707,200 from Frank M. & Olive E. Gilman Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 17, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
June 16, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
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General information
37 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
Merrimack County, NH
Website URL
(603) 225-6641
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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