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Coronavirus Support Fund

Due to COVID-19, our nonprofit partners were forced to curtail programming at a time when families and communities needed them more than ever. At the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, we wanted to make sure we were doing as much as we could to support our nonprofits at this time, so we allocated almost half of our regular grants budget to a Coronavirus Support Fund, specifically designated to support organizations with a mission to serve New Hampshire women and girls.

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The Circle Camp in Groton, N.H. April 30, 2011, for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 'Giving Matters'.  (Cheryl Senter for the New Hampshire Public Radio)
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Coronavirus Support Fund Grant Recipients

We selected six organizations we have worked with closely, whose missions align with ours, which focus almost exclusively on women and girls, and which were small enough to really benefit from a fast infusion of grant support. Selecting them was challenging given that there are so many worthy organizations in need. But we wanted to show our support for their important work, because they are all helping women and girls navigate in this challenging time.

The organizations which received our Coronavirus Support Funds were:

Arts in Reach

Circle Program

Girls at Work

Girls Inc.

Girls on the Run

Hospice Help Foundation

In addition, we supported each of the four local United Ways in New Hampshire—Granite United Way, Nashua United Way, Monadnock United Way, and the Seacoast United Way—which all setup emergency relief funding for those affected by the crisis. These United Ways used our funds to focus on supporting women, girls, and families in their local communities.

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