NH Gives Raises More Than $3 Million for Third Year in A Row
More than $3.5 million was raised for 575 New Hampshire nonprofits through NH Gives, an online giving event created by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. More than 13,000 generous people contributed to the effort between 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.
“It is just so wonderful to see this kind of generosity being sustained in New Hampshire,” said Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. “Nonprofits are doing heroic work, rising to meet the needs of our communities. People from every corner of our state stepped up to support their vital work. Thank you so much to every single person who gave.”
The event has raised more than $12 million for 1,000 New Hampshire nonprofits since it was created in 2016. Since the beginning of the pandemic, people in New Hampshire have responded generously to meet increased needs. In the last three years alone, NH Gives has raised more than $10 million for New Hampshire nonprofits.
More than $1.4 million in bonus pool and matching funds helped to spur donations this year: The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its donors contributed $240,000 in bonus pool funds and people from around the state contributed more than $1.2 million in additional matching funds for individual organizations. (The bonus pool is awarded to all participating nonprofits based on the percentage of the overall NH Gives total they raise. For example: If a nonprofit raises 2% of the grand total, they receive 2% of the bonus pool). The Charitable Foundation has been the lead sponsor of NH Gives since 2016.
“We can accomplish incredible things when we work together, and NH Gives is proof of that. It’s a challenging time out there for a lot of people, yet Granite Staters showed up to support the organizations that make all of our lives better and see our communities through difficult times,” said Kristen Oliveri, vice president for marketing and communications at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. “The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits has created something special with NH Gives, and the Charitable Foundation is so proud to be a part of it.”
The event was live-streamed from the studios of NHPBS with hosts, Greg Kretschmar of Greg & the Morning Buzz on 100.3 WHEB, Rock 101-FM, The Hawk 104.9, Q-106, and Frank-FM 107.1; and Scott Spradling, former reporter, anchor and political director for WMUR-TV.
Friends of Mascoma, a group of community advocates who support-educational advancement and nutritional well-being for students and families in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, was the top online fundraiser during NH Gives, raising just over $59,000 in 24 hours. Friends of Mascoma has participated in NH Gives since it started in 2016.
"It's really special to all of us to know that more people are becoming aware of the work we do and support that work in our community," said Bridget Labrie, president of the Friends of Mascoma Foundation. "We are grateful beyond measure for everyone who gave, our sponsors, our fundraising champions, and everyone who continues to support our mission. We are always thankful to the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits for all the work and organization it takes to make the NH Gives platform and tools available to nonprofits around the state."
The Peace and Paws Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that saves dogs from high-kill shelters, had the most individual donors during the event, with 293. Peace and Paws was awarded a $2,500 “Power of Community” prize for garnering the most unique donors.
NHGives.org is an easy-to-use platform where people can find causes they care about, donate securely, and become fundraising champions. Participating nonprofits also receive training and marketing support in the months leading up to the event.
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is leading efforts behind NH Gives with support from the program’s lead sponsor, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsors include NH PBS, Marlin Fitzwater Center at Franklin Pierce University, Comcast NBCUniversal, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Chase Bank, Fidium, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Eversource, People’s United Bank, RiverWoods, Century 21 Circa 72, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Loft Light Media, Beth Saunders Associates, and Harvest Development Group, as well as media sponsors Circle Signworx, the New Hampshire Union Leader, NH Business Review, WMUR, the Keene Sentinel, the Spradling Group, Montagne Powers, Grappone Automotive, InDepth NH, Spectrum Marketing, the Granite State News Collaborative and the NH Fisher Cats. Additional support was provided by Brown & Company Design, NH Strategic Marketing and Heartwood Media.
About the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is a statewide nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the impact and visibility of the nonprofit sector and supporting the growth of nonprofits to reach their mission. Its services include leadership development programs, organizational consultation and assessment, online resource-sharing and advocacy. To find out more about the Center, visit www.nhnonprofits.org.
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. We are the place where generosity meets the dedication and ingenuity of nonprofits and the potential of New Hampshire students. For six decades, thousands of people have entrusted their charitable resources to the Foundation, creating a perpetual source of philanthropic capital and making it possible for the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships every year. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.