2018 Grant Recipients

Blueberry Express Daycare (Merrimack County) provides childcare to those with the greatest need: those at risk of abuse and neglect, low-income families and children with special needs. This grant supports the expansion of its technology resources to streamline administrative functions.

Breakthrough Manchester (Hillsborough County) launches promising Manchester middle school students, particularly those with limited opportunities, on the path to college while inspiring high school and college students to pursue careers in education. This grant provides academic summer programming for 1st generation middle school girls with limited opportunities.

Center for Women & Enterprise (Hillsborough County) is dedicated to helping people start and grow their businesses. This grant provides financial capability and entrepreneurship training to low-income women in Manchester.

Child and Family Services (Statewide) works to advance the well-being of children and families through an array of social services. This grant is in support of the CFS Human Trafficking Program – prolonged and sustained case management services for victims of the multiple and repeated victimizations and traumatic consequences of this modern day slavery.

Claremont Learning Partnership (Sullivan County) seeks to create a community that values and supports lifelong learning in Claremont. This grant provides transitional housing for teen parents completing their high school education.

Filmmakers Collaborative (Statewide)
It’s Criminal, a documentary featuring incarcerated women and Dartmouth College Students, highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other. This grant helps Filmmakers Collaborative to create a curriculum guide for It’s Criminal.

Girls at Work (Hillsborough County) empowers girls with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges. This grant supports a program evaluation designed to allow the program to be replicated throughout the state.

Girls on the Run (Statewide) encourages girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. This grant supports a 10-week curriculum on health, education, and empowerment for 2400 girls statewide.

Gorham Middle School (Coos County) is establishing a girls’ empowerment group called FearlesslyGirl. FearlesslyGirl is an internationally recognized anti-bullying organization dedicated to creating a Kinder Girl World in schools and communities across North America.

Harbor Homes (Hillsborough County) provides low-income, homeless, and disabled New Hampshire community members with affordable housing, primary and behavioral health care, employment and job training, and supportive services. This grant is in support of the “Circles Greater Nashua” program, using volunteers to support low-income families.

Hospice Help Foundation (Statewide) steps in where insurance and other support falls short, to help patients and families living below the poverty level by providing funds for critical items that bring comfort and dignity at end of life. This grant supports impoverished women needing hospice services.

Joan G. Lovering Health Center (Rockingham County) is dedicated to providing confidential, comprehensive and accurate sexual health information and services to all females and males on New Hampshire’s Seacoast in a safe, supportive environment. This grant supports reproductive health counseling services.

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention (Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties) assists victims of domestic and sexual violence through crisis intervention, peer support, court advocacy, safe housing, and referral to other services. This grant provides support to victims and education on preventing domestic violence in the Monadnock region.

New American Africans (Merrimack County) supports newly arriving African immigrants and refugees in their journey of integration and adaptation to a new life in New Hampshire. This grant connects multi-lingual and bicultural students with African newcomers for support.

New Beginnings (Belknap County) is dedicated to ending sexual, domestic, and stalking violence through the provision of safe and effective services, including emergency refuge and support; and works toward social change by promoting an effective community response to violence. This grant supports women and children at risk of domestic violence.

The SHARE Fund (Strafford County) provides various types of material and financial support to families and individuals in need during emergencies or times of severe hardship with a primary goal to provide the needed resources of food, shelter, and clothing. This grant supports the CHOICES Project, a multi-step strategy to build financial resilience for low-income families.

Shelter from the Storm (Cheshire County) is a local program providing transitional housing and support services for those who have become homeless due to a variety of circumstances. This grant supports transitional housing and support services in Cheshire County.

The Upper Room (Rockingham County) strengthens individuals and families by providing them with the education and resources needed to lead, healthy, self-sufficient lives. This grant is supporting the Preventive Counseling Services program for adolescent girls.

The Way Home (Hillsborough County) is a non-profit dedicated to helping low-income households obtain and sustain safe, affordable housing throughout the state of New Hampshire.  This grant supports the pilot of the “Steps to Success” program for homeless and at-risk women.

Pathways to Prosperity Grant

Lakes Region Community Developers 
Our Pathways to Prosperity Grant is given annually to an organization which works to boost the economic success of women and girls in the Granite State. We are proud to announce that our second annual Pathways to Prosperity Grant was awarded to Lakes Region Community Developers (LRCD) for their Transitional Shelter Program for Homeless Families. LRCD has served low and moderate-income community members for the past 25 years by developing high-quality, affordable rental housing throughout the Lakes Region.

SHE Change Grant

The Manchester Family Justice Center

The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, at its annual Women Building Community event, presented its second-ever SHE Change award to The Manchester Family Justice Center. The SHE Change, the organization’s highest honor, recognizes innovation, collaboration and strengthening opportunity for New Hampshire women and girls.

In accepting the 2018 SHE Change award, Center Board Member Rashida Mohamed and Executive Director Jessica Vaughn-Martin, shared background on the Justice Center and its work to support survivors of intimate partner violence through community partnerships and coordinated services offered at the Center’s Manchester location.

New Hampshire Women’s Foundation CEO, Tanna Clews, said, “We believe that business, community, education, political and nonprofit leaders need to think about what they can do to improve the wealth, health and safety of women – changing the paradigm that limits opportunity for women in New Hampshire. By holding up and awarding programs like the Manchester Family Justice Center, the Women’s Foundation helps others understand the challenges that women in New Hampshire face—and that we can work together to find solutions.”