2017 Grant Recipients

Arts in Reach (AIR), serving Rockingham and Strafford counties

AIR pairs performing, visual, and literary arts education with mentoring to enrich the lives of disadvantaged teenage girls, ages 13 to 18.

Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire, Statewide

Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire creates an enduring legacy of Bhutanese heritage for future generations through stewardship of successful integration and community contributions.

Circle Program, serving Belknap, Grafton, and Merrimack counties

Circle Program provides socially and economically disadvantaged New Hampshire girls with new opportunities to develop the skills, courage, and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives.

Girls at Work, serving Hillsborough County

Girls at Work empowers girls with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges.

Green Mountain Children’s Center, serving Sullivan County

Green Mountain Children’s Center provides high-quality early care and education and out of school time care for children residing in Claremont, NH.

HAVEN, serving Rockingham and Strafford counties

HAVEN (formerly A Safe Place and SASS) works to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.

Hospice Help Foundation, Statewide

Hospice Help Foundation provides financial support to hospice patients and their families who have dire financial need to ease the emotional burdens that accompany a terminal diagnosis.

Nashua Soup Kitchen, serving Hillsborough County

Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter provides shelter and food to those in need in the Greater Nashua area.

New American Africans, serving Merrimack County

New American Africans strengthens and sustains immigrants by gathering for mutual support and education, promoting leadership development and sharing values and culture that will enrich the broader community.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Statewide

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund was honored with the Women’s Foundation’s inaugural SHE Change Award for its Business of Child Care project. This project helps child care and early education directors better understand and manage their centers’ finances. The project includes business self-assessments, group and one-on-one training, and stipends.

Shelter From the Storm, serving Cheshire County

Shelter from the Storm provides transitional housing and support programs for the homeless in Cheshire County.

TLC Family Resource Center, serving Sullivan County

TLC Family Resource Centers promotes the optimal health and development of children and families throughout Sullivan county.

Victory Women of Vision, serving Hillsborough County

Victory Women of Vision strengthens newly arrived immigrant and refugee families by assisting them with adapting to the new culture in which they find themselves, through mutual assistance, crisis intervention, education and support.

Voices Against Violence, serving Grafton County

Voices Against Violence breaks the cycle of violence by providing comprehensive services for all victims and survivors and by creating social change through education and action.

WISE, serving Grafton County

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

Inaugural Pathways to Prosperity Grant

New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Statewide

The Women’s Foundation’s first “Pathways to Prosperity” grant was presented to New Hampshire Legal Assistance to support their Domestic Violence Advocacy Program. NHLA provides civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.