After the Learn team narrows the focus of the current topic, the Give team continues with the next step of our yearly cycle. The goal of the Give process is to determine the organizations and programs that best address the current topic, while remaining true to the Giving Circle’s mission and priorities. In order to do this, the Give team analyzes grant applications, and presents findings to the board membership. Board members vote to select the gift recipients.
Giving Circle priorities include:
Improving quality of life of the Seacoast
Serving the socio-economically underprivileged
Fostering independence and self-reliance
Addressing emerging needs and issues
Providing long-term solutions
Investing in the expansion of existing organizations rather than the creation of new ones
WOMEN & EQUITY - $110,000
Giving Cycle 2021-2022
New Hampshire Women's Foundation:
The mission of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation is to invest in opportunity and equality for women and girls in the Granite State through research, education, advocacy, and grantmaking. This grant will be used to focus on this four-fold mission of the NHWF by supporting their core programs including data-driven research on women and girls in NH, the Women Run! Program, advocacy to elevate issues and legislation that impact women and girls in NH, and investing in community organizations.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England:
The mission of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive healthcare and sexuality education so that all people can make voluntary choices about their reproductive and sexual health. This grant will be used to make an investment in the Exeter Health Center to strengthen their delivery care systems and long term sustainability. The grant will make the greatest difference for young women who are uninsured and low income and who rely on the Exeter Health Center for the majority of their healthcare needs.
Community Loan Fund:
The Community Loan Fund (CLF) serves as a catalyst, leveraging financial, human and civic resources to enable traditionally underserved people to participate more fully in New Hampshire’s economy. They do this by providing loans, capital and technical assistance; complementing and extending the reach of conventional lenders and public institutions; and bringing people and institutions together to solve problems. Our grant will help fund the Child Care Business Support Program which will deliver a “One stop shop” for Seacoast area childcare programs. This program will deliver flexible capital, shared back-office solutions, and substantial cost savings for child care programs and their employees. Improving the financial outlook of our local child care providers maintains the number and affordability of child care openings so that mothers can participate in the workforce.