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Mary Ann Kristiansen awarded the 2021 Social Innovation Leader Award

Keene - The Entrepreneurs Fund of New Hampshire (EFNH), a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, has recognized Mary Ann Kristiansen, executive director for the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, with its 2021 Social Innovation Leader Award. Along with the award, the Entrepreneurs Fund made a $25,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship.

EFNH believes innovation and creative problem-solving are essential to the vitality and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire.

The Social Innovation Leader Award celebrates and supports individual nonprofit leaders for their innovative contributions.

"Mary Ann is a nonprofit leader who consistently showcases innovation and creative problem-solving to benefit the greater good and increase impact in the community," said EFNH advisory chair Matt Rightmire.

"Her leadership of Hannah Grimes and collaborative efforts to educate, support and assist a community of like-minded innovators in and around Keene stood out to EFNH as examples of the type of leadership we want to recognize and support."


About Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
The Hannah Grimes Center provides space, tools and connections that innovative entrepreneurs need to build strong businesses, thriving local economies and vibrant communities in the Monadnock Region.

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
25 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431


About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $50 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641.

Posted on: February 14, 2022
Topics: Award Winners | Something New

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