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NHSEA's mission is to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy and conserve natural resources by promoting a transition to clean, efficient, and renewable energy.

The mission of the NH Providers Association is to represent its members in advancing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery through public policy, leadership, professional development, and quality member services.

The Friends Program recruits volunteers to meet community needs and restore hope in the human spirit. The organization marshals a corps of about 800 volunteers who mentor at-risk youth, sheler homeless families, and help seniors actively contribute to the community.

Wentworth Watershed Association serves residents and landowners in the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake watershed as well as others who want to encourage the protection and preservation of land and water resources.

Brewster Academy, an independent, college preparatory school, provides students with the academic, personal, and social skills necessary for success in a university or college, and for life. The curriculum, delivered using best practice methodologies, aims to maximize retention of skills and content through a collaborative, student-centered, mastery-learning program.

Great New Hampshire Restaurants’ Charitable Trust works to strengthen New Hampshire communities through philanthropic collaboration, dedicated employee involvement and volunteerism benefiting local Families, Elderly, Education, and Disadvantaged.

 

The mission of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is to provide education to adult writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that will enable them to improve their skills and have their work professionally published.

Volunteer NH is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (created in 2001) with a mission to promote the tradition of service in New Hampshire. Building on that strong volunteer spirit, we support and sponsor national service initiatives and provide training, recognition, and a central site for volunteers and volunteer programs to help them strengthen their communities.

Seacoast Community School provides quality early learning, inclusive preschool, before & after kindergarten, before & after school and summer camp for ages 8 weeks to 12 years. We are open year-round to provide quality child care with school readiness for working families in the seacoast.

The Raymond Coalition For Youth was founded in 2002 and has been promoting positive healthy choices for youth ever since.  The mission of RCFY is to empowers the community to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use and suicide risk.

Providing a safe family-oriented shelter for homeless pregnant women, their babies and children. New Generations offers more than shelter.

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council (GCSCC), established in Lebanon in 1972, now serves older adults through senior centers and programs located throughout north central and northwestern New Hampshire. GCSCC, supported by public and private partners, provides a wide range of services for more than 8,500 clients a year.

Founded in 1978, the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association's mission is to protect the water quality and natural resources of the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed now and for future generations.  Lake Winnipesaukee is a national and international scenic resource renowned for its remarkable setting, outstanding water clarity, and economic vitality. 

Rochester main Street was founded in 2006 and is an officially designated member of the Main Street America network. Rochester Main Street Program  is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of downtown Rochester. Particpate-Volunteer-Donate! With over 50 special events and advocacy efforts each year, volunteers are continually working on a comprehensive program to revitalize downtown Rochester.

Spark! Community Center was founded in 2013 by Lisa Green, a business professional with a son with autism and epilepsy, and John Fenley, an individual with special needs and disability rights advocate.  Spark! opened its doors in June of 2014 in downtown Lebanon, NH and serves the greater Upper Valley area of NH and VT.

For more than a decade, Liberty House in Manchester, NH has been providing a safe, supportive, substance-free housing community for American veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Since opening our doors in 2004, our dedicated team of staff and volunteers has helped more than 200 homeless veterans rejoin their communities and regain fulfilling, independent lives.

The Community Kitchen operates a soup kitchen, which provides a free and open to all hot meal weekday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes, and a food pantry, which distributes food to financially qualified residents of Cheshire County. 

Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Riding Organization is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization and a member of (PATH)Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.  MIM riders come from a wide range of ages (4 to 46) and of disabilities, such as: Autism, Brain Injuries, Stoke Victims, Substance Abuse, Down Syndrome, Emotional Disabilities, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Multiple Sclerosis, Speech Impairments, Visual Impairments, and many others.

Concord Regional VNA is the largest home health and hospice provider in central New Hampshire. With more than 380 employees, our not-for-profit, community-based agency serves people of all ages by providing homecare, hospice, personal home services, maternal and child health services, pediatrics, and community health services.

The Home Care Association of New Hampshire is a non-profit membership organization for home care agencies licensed in New Hampshire. Founded in 1974 by a dedicated group of home care leaders, the Association promotes high quality health services for individuals at home, with the goal of helping people maintain or restore their health and well being.

The mission of the PLUS Company, an acronym for People Learning Useful Skills, is to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their independence. 

Zebra Crossings was founded in 2009 and provides empowerment programs for youth and teens with chronic medical conditions.  Whether it is a week-long camp or weekend activities, care is always provided by trained medical staff.  We aim to lessen the burden of chronic medical conditions by connecting kids through play and giving respite for caregivers.  Zebra Crossings is a fun, safe place where kids just get to be kids.

Birthright is a free counseling service available to women of any age, marital or economic status who are troubled or facing decisions because of pregnancy. We provide crisis counseling and an on-going program of caring services throughout pregnancy as well as during and after the birth of her baby.

Children's Stage Adventures provides a weeklong theatre residency program that involves 50+ local children in an original musical theatre production of a classic children's tale! Children discover talents and strengths while developing character and life-skills through participation in a high quality live theatre performance.

Established as the Area Agency for Developmental Services in 1983, Community Partners sought and was awarded the contract to provide behavioral health services in Strafford County in 2001.  The organization doubled in capacity and went from serving approximately 600 individuals a year to over 3,000.

We are an umbrella organization that provides technical and financial support to 14 member agencies who provide services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.

The mission of the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists is to promote the responsible use of natural resources and the natural resource science professions in New Hampshire, as well as to represent the diverse private, public, and educational interests of our membership.

The Ralph Waldo Emerson School for Preschoolers is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization founded in 1966.  We offer morning and afternoon programs for three, four and five-year-old children. Emerson School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  

The Upper Valley Educators Institute is a graduate school of education that offers the following:  a K-12 teacher preparation licensure program, a principal/school leadership licensure program, and two master's degrees: a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Education.

The Upper Valley Haven is a non-profit, private organization that serves people struggling with poverty by providing food, shelter, education and support.

Works to build communities that support families in this critical period of their lives gives babies the opportunity to grow and develop into happy, healthy and productive members of society.

Founded in 1985, Sandwich Children's Center is a non-profit early learning center currently serving working families from Sandwich, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Meredith, Holderness, Ossipee, Tamworth, Tuftonboro and beyond.

Founded in 1971, New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) is a statewide legal aid organization with four decades of experience in providing low-income and elderly clients with access to justice.  NHLA’s mission is to fulfill America’s promise of equal justice by providing civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.

The New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association/NH Training Institute on Addictive Disorders educates about alcohol and other drug related issues, as well as advocates on the issues pertinent to both NH citizens impacted by substance use disorders, and behavioral health professionals in substance use prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester(MHCGM) is the largest outpatient behavioral healthcare facility in the state NH. We empower indivduals to achieve recovery and promote personal and community wellness.

One Sky is a private,non profit organizaton under contarct with the state of New Hampshire since 1983.  Our role is to plan, fund, provide and oversee community based services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disoreds in Northern Rockingham County.  Our mission...

Five Rivers Conservation Trust works with landowners, communities and partners to conserve land of LOCAL imortance in the Greater Capital Region of New Hampshire, so that future generations can experience and enjoy food grown on local farms, hiking and paddling experiences close to home, a vibrant wildlife community, clean water, local forest products and iconic New England landscapes.

The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs (GMYC) is the youth choral culture of the Monadnock Region. Founded in 1997 as the "Peterborough Children's Choir," the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization filling a critical need for choral music education and musical expression for young people who love to sing.

The Strafford County Family Justice Center (SCFJC) is collaboration among public and private agencies in Strafford County to provide support, services and resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and stalking.

The Seacoast Science Center, located in historically rich Odiorne Point State Park, provides exceptional learning experiences in the marine and environmental sciences through dynamic and innovative programs and exhibits. Founded in 1992, the Seacoast Science Center serves 75,000 visitors annually with exhibits that interpret the area’s history and habitats, including salt and fresh water aquariums.

Founded in 2006, Castle Preservation Society is the nonprofit corporation responsible for the management, protection, and restoration of the historic Lucknow Estate, now known as Castle in the Clouds.

Pemi-Baker Literacy's mission is to improve individual literacy skills in the communities we serve because a community's well-being and stability is impacted by the degree to which its citizens are literate.

Is your nonprofit planning to relocate or renovate its current facility? Then you should know about the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund. The Community Loan Fund offers loans for facility projects that help nonprofit organizations strengthen or expand their essential services. The Community Loan Fund knows that nonprofits throughout New Hampshire contribute to the social, emotional and economic health of our communities by meeting a wide variety of basic human needs.

The SHARE Fund is a registered 501c3 nonprofit charitable outreach agency which provides various types of material and financial support to families and individuals in need during emergencies or times of severe hardship. Our primary goal is to provide the needed resources of food, shelter, and clothing. 

Krempels Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with acquired brain injury (from trauma, tumor, stroke and other causes).

Art & Dialogue continues to design monumental, public-participation art installations for all ages and skill levels. But now, we are expanding our mission to explore how all of today’s issues—from environment to gender—are interconnected.

The Marion Gerrish Community Center and Thrift Shop was created in 1975 as the West Side Community Center and renamed in 1999 to honor its founder, Marion Gerrish.

Our vision is a community restored to wholeness where all members can flourish. Monadnock Restorative Community advances that vision by providing programming, mentoring, and internships for women re-integrating after incarceration. We foster community partnerships that cultivate connection, capability, and compassion in all.

The Mayhew Program challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.

Voices Against Violence provides the following direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence:  24-hour support line; confidential emergency shelter and food for women and children; emergency transportation; hospital accompaniment; court, social service, educational, and housing advocacy; support groups for adults and children; education programs for area schools on topics such as bullying and teasing, healthy relationships, dating violence.

Belknap House was formed as a 501 (c) 3 in Spetember 2013. Belknap House is a homeless shelter for families living in Belknap County.

The Community Alliance for Teen Safety (CATS) was founded in 1996 after 11 teens lost their lives in car crashes within a short period of time in Derry. Under the leadership of the Director of Emergency Services at Parkland Medical Center a grassroots coalition of community leaders, youth, parents and state safety specialists came together to determine what the root causes were that led to the tragedies. 

Bear-Paw Regional Greenways is a land trust with a mission to permanently conserve a network of lands that protects our region’s water, wildlife habitat, forests, and farmland.

Mid-State Health Center is an independent, non-profit, Federally Qualified Community Health Center established in 1998 whose mission is to deliver comprehensive primary care services to its community regardless of ability to pay.

The Homeland Heroes Foundation was founded in Oct. 2013. Our mission is to support the men and women who are either serving or whom have served our great nation and are in need of some assistance to get back on their feet.

Friends of Tuckerman Ravine work to preserve and protect the unique alpine and sub-alpine eastern slopes of Mount Washington, NH with special focus on Tuckerman Ravine, Huntington Ravine and the Gulf of Slides areas.

Founded in 1987, the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust's mission is to preserve and protect the rural character of the Mt. Kearsarge/Ragged/Lake Sunapee region for public benefit through: land conservation, stewardship, community engagement and organizational integrity.

Pro Portsmouth, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1977 with the production of the first Market Square Day. At its heart, the group began as a result of a grassroots effort by a group of people who wanted to make a positive impact on their community.

The dual missions of Breakthrough Manchester are to launch 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.

Since its resurrection in 2001 the Franklin Opera House has redefined itself as THE community resource for the performing arts, offering opportunities both for those seeking to perform, nurturing talent and building self-esteem, and affordable entertainment for residents of the wider Franklin area.

The Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County's mission is to provide a safe environment for the evaluation of alleged child abuse for children 3 to 18 years of age. Through the collaboration of public, private, and community partners, we work to ensure the safety, health, and well being of abused children.

Keene Housing Kids Collaborative serves low income kids living in housing owned or managed by Keene Housing, including Housing Choice voucher holders.

The Seacoast Charter School is a publicly funded elementary and middle school, uniquely focused on experiencing education through the arts.

D Acres is located in Dorchester, New Hampshire (population approximately 350) where there are no stoplights or convenience stores and many roads are not paved. Dorchester is a bedroom community -- the town residents generally either work in the woods or commute up to four hours to work at jobs elsewhere. Except for the food that people grow for themselves or gather in the woods, access to necessities requires a car.

Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels is about more than providing someone a meal.  It is about giving someone the means to maintain a healthy, independent living situation.

The Monarch School of New England is a day school that serves children and young adults - ages 5 to 21 - with significant disabilities.

Dover’s Children’s Home was founded on May 10, 1893 as an orphanage to serve the children of Dover.  The mission has changed over the years to one of enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs.

Incorporated in 2009, Arts Alive!'s official mission is to enhance quality of life by advancing arts and culture in the Monadnock region. We envision our region will have a flourising cultural community that values arts and culture and provides community support to facilitate success. 

 

Founded in 1975, Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services provides support for frail elderly and disabled people wishing to live safely and comfortably at home for as long as possible with targeted help.

Visions for Creative Housing Solutions was formed in 2012 by a group of parents and community members to proactively address an orderly transition of care, for their adult children with special needs, from their parents' home, to a stable reliable, caring and supportive environment.

Founded in 2009, Reality Check is is a 501c3 that provides drug and alcohol prevention education to school and colleges, prevention plan development for communities, interventionist services, out-patient treatment, and recovery support services to NH residents. 

Since 2000, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications has brought in media and business professionals from around New Hampshire to teach free classes and low-cost workshops in all types of communications-related topics. Mrs. Loeb, the late president and publisher of The Union Leader and Sunday News, founded the school to give the public access to information about the First Amendment, journalism and communications in general.

Opportunity Networks Inc. is a Non-profit, 501( C ) (3), human service agency that has been providing employment and day programming opportunities for 34 years. We support some of the state’s most vulnerable citizens: adults with acquired and developmental disabilities.

Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides nonmedical supportive services and information to our neighbors to assist them in their daily lives.  

Nashua PAL's mission: to create a positive attitude between the children of Nashua and the members of the Police Department through PAL sponsored sports, enrichment, recreation, leadership, and educational activities.

The missioin of the Nashua Area Artists Association (NAAA) is to inspire lifelong learning, empower the individual and engage the community of all ages in the creative arts.

Seacoast Family Promise empowers families with children experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

Good Beginnings offers free, in-home, volunteer support to any family with a new baby.  Each family is matched with a volunteer who visits once a week for 2-3 hours.  The volunteer pitches-in wherever help is needed, and stays with the same family for a 3-month period.  Good Beginnings also provides Information & Referral services and has baby items for families in need.

Dover Adult Learning Center of Strafford County helps adults in the Strafford County area improve their lives through basic education, job training, high school completion, and enrichment classes.

Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is one of the country's most effective statewide land conservation organizations.

Easter Seals is the most comprehensive statewide nonprofit organization that provides services to children, adults, and seniors with disabilities and special needs. We are always there, meeting the most difficult challenges, creating innovative programs, and delivering critical services that benefit the entire family. We provide help, hope and answers so people with special needs can live more independent lives.

In the aftermath of a suicide, family, friends and communities respond in different ways.  When Connor Ball died by suicide in October of 2011, his family and friends decided that no one else should experience such a profound and life-altering loss.  The Connor’s Climb Foundation (CCF) is the result of their love for Connor and their commitment to end youth suicide.

The Good Neighbor Clinics provide free medical and dental care to Upper Valley residents who are in the greatest need.

The Endowment for Health is a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people, especially those who are vulnerable and underserved.

AIDS Response Seacoast is a non-profit community-based HIV/AIDS Service Organization, based in Portsmouth, NH, dedicated to providing education, direct assistance and advocacy to persons and communities affected by HIV infection.

New Hampshire has always considered public education a precious civic asset.  We have formed Reaching Higher NH in 2015 to serve as a public education policy resource for New Hampshire parents, educators and elected officials.

My Breast Cancer Support is an independent NH 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients throughout the Greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine on their individual paths toward wellness and healing.

New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom strives to help students across the state develop an understanding and appreciation of how agriculture is an integral part of their everyday lives.

Founded in 1989, Best Buddies is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-toone friendships integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD).

Second Start is committed to improving the economic and educational well being of New Hampshire residents. Our goal is to help people become more productive workers, family members and community citizens.

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children's books and former summer residents of Waterville Valley NH, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and stewards. 

The Homeless Center for Strafford County (HCSC), located in Rochester, NH was founded in 1998, and is a seasonal emergency overnight shelter,serving homeless families, children and single women.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire is a statewide child advocacy organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteer guardians ad litem (GALs) who advocate for the best interests of New Hampshire's abused and neglected children in family court proceedings.

Built in 2005, the North Country Community Recreation Center offers indiviual recreation on a donation basis.  Our mission is to improve the physical and social well being of our neighbors and friends by providing year round recreational programs in a high quality environment.

Recognizing the high value of arts education, the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC), in partnership with all district towns, is working to design and build a multi-purpose arts facility that will serve as a performing arts center, instructional space and regional venue for arts events and exhibitions. 

A leader in providing professional development and educational services, facilitating partnerships and fostering collaborations that benefit member schools, advocating for resources for teachers and students, and continuously creating opportunities that enhance education in the North Country.

DreamCatchers New Hampshire is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that recognizes the importance of social experiences for individuals of all ages and abilities. We focus on providing opportunities for 5th graders and beyond who experience learning or developmental disabilities to make friends, have fun and be embraced for their differences.

Fellowship Housing Opportunities is a non-profit organization that offers decent, affordable housing and behavioral health services to people with persistent mental illness in the Concord community. Fellowship Housing is committed to the role of an interested landlord, creating and preserving high quality living environments, and collaborating with other providers to support long-term stability in our renter's lives.

Ascentria Care Alliance, formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England, began in 1872 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Over the years, the nonprofit organization has expanded to include many programs throughout New England including operating offices in Concord and Manchester New Hampshire. With a mission to: "strengthen communities by empowering people to respond to life's challenges".

Plan NH is a membership organization of planning, design and development (and related) professionals.  Founded in 1989, we raise awareness of the impact of the built environment (what we build, where we build and how) on the health and vitality of communities here in the Granite State.  Our "audiences" are our members and others in the professions, as well as citizens and community leaders who care about where they live, work, and/or play.

The Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993.

TASC's mission is to help people maintain their health, independence and dignity by mobilizing volunteer drivers to provide rides to eligible residents of the seacoast communities that we serve.

The mission of Lakes Region Child Care Services Inc. (LRCCS) is to provide high quality, affordable, child care for families who work or attend school in the greater Lakes Region.

New Hampshire Kids Count is dedicated to improving the lives of all children by advocating for public initiatives that make a real difference. For over 26 years, we have taken courageous positions as the only independent multi-issue child advocacy organization in the state, our allegiance is to children and children only.

Child and Family Services works to advance the well-being of children, youth, families, and seniors, through an array of social services and advocacy initiatives.

Vital Communities is a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, that brings together citizens, organizations, and communities to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. We focus on finding solutions to the challenges facing the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Working together, we make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.

Breathe New Hampshire is a well-established, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has become an integral part of New Hampshire's public health landscape, focusing on critical issues related to lung health, such as tobacco use, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, air quality and lung cancer.

LPC's mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and  the natural world.

Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC) is a community music and visual arts school providing creative learning opportunities for all ages. Our mission is to build community through the arts. From Kindermusik and pre-school art classes, to music ensembles and art classes for retirees, we have something for everyone.

The Moore Center is one of New Hampshire's largest human services organizations, providing services to over 2,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders, as well as award-winning, innovative programs for children, adults and senior citizens.

The Turtle Ridge Foundation is proud to be a non-profit organization supporting adaptive and youth sports programs.

Since our founding in 1970, the Harris Center has become a transformative force in the Monadnock Region, where we promote understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region’s natural resources, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.

The mission of “Shelter From The Storm” (SFTS) is to provide transitional housing and support services to the homeless.”  In the nine years since its inception in 2005, SFTS has developed an effective program for families needing temporary shelter, financial and employment education, and access to specialized support services.

Villi Poni Farm is a sanctuary for the critically endangered Newfoundland Pony breed.   Created by nature through survival of the fittest, the Newfoundland Pony is the last remaining native pony that has not had its genetics altered, or been influenced by modern manmade breeds.

Girls at Work, Inc. empowers at-risk girls in New Hampshire and throughout New England by teaching them woodworking skills and how to safely use power tools to build with a team of girls. We help them discover their inner power tools of strength and courage, tools that many will need to survive their challenging situations. So many of the girls we work with face neglect, abandonment and abuse in their lives. Our program lifts their spirits and shows them how powerful, strong and smart they really are!

Saved from demolition by the community in 1987 and blossoming today with nationally recognized programs, the nonprofit art center is delicately balancing successful growth. Since its 2003 designation as an “American Treasure,” by the US Senate. The Music Hall has emerged as a cultural anchor in the region, engaging 100,000 patrons each year, including 20,000 school children. 

Friends of Bedrock Gardens is dedicated to promoting Bedrock Gardens with its rich horticultural, art, and landscape-design experiences.

The Betty J. Borry Breast Cancer Retreats' mission is to support, empower and enhance the quality of life for women of all ages and stages of breast cancer through adventure based support opportunities in a retreat environment.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that serves to develop and stage professional and community-based theatrical productions and to provide opportunities in theatre and the performing arts for the community.

As one of New Hampshire's oldest cultural organizations (founded in 1952) the Festival started as a summer music camp on Lake Winnipesaukee Melody Island. Growth in popularity and funding brought professionalism and outreach to Lakes Region towns, as well as year-round music programs in the schools.

Land For Good is an innovative New England-wide nonprofit that envisions vibrant landscapes of working farms and thriving farmers. Our mission is to keep New England's agricultural lands working by transforming how farmers access, hold and transfer farms and farmland.

Star Island Corporation's mission is "To own and maintain Star Island and such other property as the Corporation may hold or acquire, as a center for religious, educational, and kindred purposes consistent with the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ."

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is a science museum dedicated to NH space pioneers Admiral Alan Shepard - Navy test pilot, first American in space and one of only 12 people to have walked on the Moon - and Christa McAullife - innovative, dedicated educator and selected out of over 11,000 applicants to be NASA's Teacher-in-Space.

Special Needs Support Center is a unique, nonprofit that services families of children with ANY kind of special need. SNSC's mission is to help children and adults with special needs, and their families, meet their unique challenges through advocacy and program support. Vision: As a result of our services, people with special needs are more fulfilled, have greater independence, develop relationships and are empowered to contribute to their communities.

"Through preservation and education, Prescott Farm celebrates the interconnections between our community and the natural systems that sustain us all." Prescott Farm’s vision is to engage members and visitors in meaningful experiences so they will form a relationship with Prescott Farm, develop an understanding of the connections among the community, environment and our place in it, and be inspired to make choices that will result in a healthier future on a personal, local and global scale.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is a state agency enhancing the quality of life in New Hampshire by stimulating economic growth through the arts, investing in the creativity of students, making the arts accessible to underserved populations, and preserving heritage arts. A Division of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.

With Open Minds started 5 years ago with a multicultural, diversity camp to bring together local American teens with refugee and immigrant teens to develop cross-cultural respect and mutual understanding.  The vision is to develop leaders with a foundation to create social change towards world peace by fostering compassion for all. 

The Kingswood Youth Center was founded in 1999 for 7th - 12th grade students in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District who would otherwise spend after school hours idle or home alone. Our mission is to provide a safe, positive environment in which youth may grow, learn and develop important life skills critical to their success in the adult world. Although open to all middle and high school students, over 75% of our youth are at risk.

The mission of The Palace Theatre Trust is to enrich the region's cultural life and serve as a community resource through its stewardship of the historic Palace Theatre. It does so by providing a broad range of live, high quality, professional and community performances, as well as educational opportunities for performers and audiences of all ages. Built in 1914, the Palace Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the lakes and surrounding area. In cooperation with local and state authorities and other conservation organizations, the Association promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forest, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region.

The Carsey Institute conducts national and regional policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. We give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.

At Volunteers of America Northern New England we serve the people of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with the promise to "go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand." Our mission is to reach out and uplift the human condition and provide opportunity for individual and community involvement. Volunteers of America Northern New England is one of 38 Volunteers of America affiliates across the United States.

Since The Nashua Senior Activity Center first opened in 1978 it has been a focal point for more than 2,000 people over the age of 50 in the greater Nashua area who depend on the center to support their independence, increase their social network, and improve their quality of life. 

Red River Theatres is a 3-screen, non-profit cinema located in downtown Concord, New Hampshire.  It shows the best of current independent and foreign films, classics, documentaries and cult favorites.   Red River also promotes and supports the work of local film artists in order to increase public access to new and local works in film and video.  Red River actively cultivates cultural and economic growth for the capital city and beyond by attracting artists, collaborative partners, patrons and tourists. 

Some 65 years ago a dream became a reality and the Tapply-Thompson Community Center (formerly Bristol Community Center) was born.  It has been enjoyed by thousands of people in the Newfound Lake region ever since.  The Center was built on the philosophy that , "If one adult life is influenced for the good, it is money well spent."  It is overseen by a Recreation Advisory Council with representation from the eight participating towns and other local organizations.

The New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute was founded in 1994 in order to provide musculoskeletal healthcare professionals with a resource for continuing education and collegiality; we also conduct research. After a recent strategic planning effort, we have expanded our education focus to include healthcare professions students as well as the public. 

Goodwin Community Health was first formed as Avis Goodwin Community Health Center as a department of Wentworth Douglass Hospital in 1969, when Avis Goodwin, a social worker, discovered that women were delivering their babies in the emergency room without any prenatal care. She recruited a group of volunteer obstetricians from Garrison Women’s Health to establish a prenatal clinical for the underserved population of Strafford County. In 1971, the agency was incorporated and became a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization.

CornerStone VNA is a not-for-profit agency since 1913, committed to bringing home, hospice and community healthcare and supportive services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, recuperation from surgery, dealing with a chronic or life-threatening illness or dying.

Since 1963, Copper Cannon Camp has been providing a free summer camp to New Hampshire's low income youth. Over 20,000 children have had a chance to experience the wonders of the outdoors, positive adult role models and three nutritious meals a day while at camp. For many, this one week experience can be life changing. Copper Cannon Camp offers programming for children eight through seventeen including a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for kids age sixteen and a Junior Counselor (JC) internship for kids age seventeen.

Kismet Rock Foundation (Kismet) enhances the physical, intellectual and emotional development of well-functioning but economically disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a comprehensive education in technical rock climbing. By developing their potential, Kismet prepares students to positively contribute to their communities and their culture throughout their lives.

The Upper Valley Music Center offers music training and ensembles for all ages and instruments via tradtitional and Suzuki methods.

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