homepage logo

Nashua nonprofits awarded portion of $3.8 million in Charitable Foundation grants

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Reporter | Jan 12, 2023

CONCORD — Six Nashua nonprofit agencies have been awarded funds through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Community Grants program, according to Anne Phillips, the foundation’s director of grantmaking.

Two agencies — the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua and Marguerite’s Place — each received $60,000 grants, while Grow Nashua, Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL), and Upbeat New Hampshire received $30,000 each.

A $10,000 grant was awarded to Nashua-based Stepping Stones.

For a list of all 80-plus recipients, go to nhcf.org.

The funds are geared toward “multiyear operating support” for the agencies, Phillips said.

She said contributions from donor-advised funds allowed the foundation to award grants totaling just over $3.8 million, a roughly $1 million increase over the previous period.

“New Hampshire asks a lot of the nonprofit sector — from teaching our youngest children to sheltering struggling families to helping protect natural resources and promote civil discourse,” Phillips said.

The foundation awards more than $50 million in grants each year by administering multiple grant programs — some focused on geography, populations and issue areas — and also makes grants through donor-advised funds.

For more information about the foundation, call 225-6641 or go to nhcf.org.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.


Join thousands already receiving our daily newsletter.

Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *