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Announcing Our 2020 Grantees!

We are pleased to announce our 2020 slate of grant award recipients! Our grantmaking program supports the women and girls of the Granite State by funding organizations that are making a difference in their daily lives.

This year’s grantmaking awarded $125,000 to organizations across the state.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

In April, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation made rapid-response grants to organizations directly serving women and girls, supporting their operations.  These organizations were: Arts in Reach, Circle Program, Girls at Work, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, Girls on the Run, Hospice Help Foundation and the four New Hampshire United Way Agencies.

(Learn more on our COVID-19 Rapid Response Grantees)

2020 Community Grants

Additionally, we recently awarded fifteen Community Grants, worth $55,000, to organizations from every county in the state which provide day-to-day support to the women and girls of New Hampshire. Grants went to help end homelessness, support programming for incarcerated women, provide support for victims of domestic abuse, fund STEM programs to empower girls, offer financial training to low-income women, and support training more advocates for abused children.

(Learn more about our 2020 Community Grantees)

“We support New Hampshire women, girls and families in a variety of ways through the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation” said CEO, Tanna Clews. “Our grantmaking allows us to directly support the important work that so many of our partner organizations are doing to build economic power, social justice and a strong voice for women, girls and families in the Granite State. ”

New Hampshire Women’s Foundation 2020 Community Grantees, by County

Statewide

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, based in Bedford, serves girls around the Granite State building girls of courage, confidence and character was funded to support the Outreach Troop Program, serving at-risk and marginalized girls in afterschool programming in their local communities.

New Hampshire Humanities of Concord, which fosters discovery, self-reflection and  lifelong learning across the state was funded to support Connections Adult Literacy Program at the New Hampshire Women’s Prison, forging stronger bonds between incarcerated women and their children.

Prison Yoga Project supports incarcerated people with trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices was funded to support their yoga teacher training program for New Hampshire incarcerated women.

Belknap

Belknap House of Laconia, which provides a safe shelter for homeless families in Belknap County was funded to support their transition to a year-round shelter for homeless families.

Carrol

Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) of Bethlehem, which supports rural entrepreneurs in Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties, was funded to support its ability to deliver more on-line programming to those it serves.

Cheshire

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA-NH) of Manchester, which provides a voice for abused and neglected children in New Hampshire was funded to support new advocates in Cheshire County.

Harris Center for Conservation Education of Hancock, which promotes understanding and respect for the natural environment was funded to support their LAB GIRLS program which strives to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields.

Shelter from the Storm of Jaffrey, which provides transitional housing and support program for homeless people in Cheshire County was funded to support their work with women and children in their programs.

Coos

The Family Resource Center of Gorham, which builds healthier families and strong communities in the North Country was funded to support its afterschool STEAM programs.

Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) of Bethlehem, which supports rural entrepreneurs in Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties, was funded to support its ability to deliver more on-line programming to those it serves.

Grafton

The Bridge Project of Lincoln, which connects local people in Grafton County with the resources they need was funded to support its Virago Girls Mentoring Program.

Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) of Bethlehem, which supports rural entrepreneurs in Carroll, Coos and Grafton Counties, was funded to support its ability to deliver more on-line programming to those it serves.

Hillsborough

Breakthrough Manchester, which launches promising Manchester middle school students on the path to college while inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education was funded to provide their “Students Teaching Students” academic programming for middle school girls with limited opportunities.

Merrimack

DOVE, NH Pro Bono Legal Referral System of Concord, which provide access to legal representation to low-income families around the state was funded to support establishing a pilot program in Franklin for representation at protective order hearings.

Rockingham

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire of Dover, which engages families across the state in hands-on discovery was funded to support the expansion of their Girls + STEAM program.

New Generation of Greenland, which provides shelter for homeless pregnant women and new mothers in Rockingham County was funded to support their ability to provide permanent housing, employment and education to local families.

Strafford

New Generation of Greenland, which provides shelter for homeless pregnant women and new mothers in Rockingham County was funded to support their ability to provide permanent housing, employment and education to local families.

Sullivan

Turning Point Network of Claremont, which enhances the safety and wellbeing of victims and survivors of domestic violence in Sullivan County was funded to support its ability to continue to serve the 1000+ survivors its serves annually.

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