Award Applications Are Now Being Reviewed

Applications for the 2014 Nonprofit Management Award were due by July 21, 2014. The application window for this year is thus closed. 

Pending applications are being reviewed, finalists will be interviewed, and a winner will be announced at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Summit on September 19, 2014.

Award recipients are selected by a review panel of representatives from The Corporate Fund member companies. The review process begins with a written application, submitted to the NH Charitable Foundation. Following the review, finalists (represented by the Executive Director and the Board Chair) will be asked to attend an interview with the reviewers on August 14, 2014.

Apply Now for the 2014 Nonprofit Management Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 Nonprofit Management Award

The deadline to apply is July 21, 2014.

Online applications are submitted through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s grants portal. (Find instructions here if you need to create or update your organization profile.)

Please see attached guidelines for additional edibility and application information.

Award recipients are selected by a review panel of representatives from The Corporate Fund member companies. The review process begins with a written application, submitted to the NH Charitable Foundation. Following the review, finalists (represented by the Executive Director and the Board Chair) will be asked to attend an interview with the reviewers on August 14, 2014.

Two NH nonprofit organizations recognized for exceptional management practices

CONCORD, NH – The Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley and Lakes Region Community Services have been named the 2013 recipients of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The awards were presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits' annual Leadership Summit held recently in Concord.

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who helped establish The Corporate Fund. For over 30 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to nonprofit organizations demonstrating exemplary management practices. A list of past recipients is available at www.thecorporatefund.org.

The Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, based in Milford, provides youth development through early education, before- and after-school care, theater arts, teen outreach, and summer and vacation programming to over 900 children and teens in the Souhegan Valley of Southern New Hampshire.

Lakes Region Community Services, with offices in Laconia and Plymouth, serves the diverse needs of individuals and families living with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders, and also strengthens families through the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, serving over 1,200 residents of Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties annually.

The Corporate Fund is an initiative of leading New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Since 1982, The Corporate Fund has provided more than $4 million in grants, training, and technical assistance to improve the management and effectiveness of New Hampshire's nonprofit sector. Current members include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Lincoln Financial Group, Markem-Imaje and Northeast Delta Dental.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations. It serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont and makes grants and student aid awards annually totaling $30 million. Based in Concord, the foundation roots itself in communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.

 

Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley: (left to right) Nancy Amato, Board Member; Paul Amato, Board President; Susan Taylor, Executive Director; and Seth Zeigler, Board Vice President

Lakes Region Community Services: (left to right) Dona Murray, Board Member; Stuart Wallace, Board Treasurer; Gary Lemay, Board President; Christine Santaniello, Executive Director; Rebecca Bryant, Director of Finance; and Joanne Piper Lang, Director of Development

Award Selection is Underway

The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management selection process is underway, and a winner or winners will be announced at the NH Center for Nonprofits annual Leadership Summit on September 20th. 

As such, applications are no longer being accepted for the 2013 Nonprofit Management Award. The deadline to apply was July 31, 2013.

Award recipients are selected by a review panel of representatives from The Corporate Fund member companies.

Apply Now for the 2013 Nonprofit Management Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013 Nonprofit Management Award. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2013. Online applications are submitted through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s grants portal. (Find instructions here if you need to create or update your organization profile.)

Please see attached Guidelines for additional eligibility and application information.

Award recipients are selected by a review panel of representatives from The Corporate Fund member companies. The review process begins with a written application, submitted to the NH Charitable Foundation. Following the review, finalists (represented by the Executive Director and the Board Chair) will be asked to attend an interview with the reviewers on September 6, 2013.

More information is available here.

Two NH nonprofit organizations recognized for exceptional management practices

CONCORD, N.H. – City Year New Hampshire and Community Bridges have been named the 2012 recipients of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The awards were presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits' annual Leadership Summit held last Thursday in Concord.

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who established The Corporate Fund. For 30 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to nonprofit organizations demonstrating exemplary management practices. A list of past recipients is available at thecorporatefund.org.

City Year New Hampshire, based in Manchester, is an education-focused AmeriCorps program that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time, team-based service to keep students in school and on track to graduate successfully. Community Bridges, of Concord, provides a range of services to more than 1,900 disabled individuals and their families living in Merrimack County and Central New Hampshire.

The Corporate Fund is an initiative of 11 New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Since 1982, The Corporate Fund has provided more than $4 million in grants, training, and technical assistance to improve the management and effectiveness of New Hampshire's nonprofit sector. Current members include: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bank of America, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing, Lincoln Financial Group, Markem-Imaje, Northeast Delta Dental, People's United Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, and TD Bank.

(left to right) Byron Champlain, Lincoln Financial; Governor John Lynch; Pawn Nitichan, executive director, City Year New Hampshire; and Roy Gerstenberger, executive director, Community Bridges.

(left to right) Byron Champlain, Lincoln Financial; Governor John Lynch; Pawn Nitichan, executive director, City Year New Hampshire; and Roy Gerstenberger, executive director, Community Bridges.

Two NH nonprofit organizations recognized for exceptional management practices

CONCORD, N.H. – Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, of Keene, and Nashua Pastoral Care Center have been named the 2011 recipients of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. The awards were presented at the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits’ annual Leadership Summit held last Friday in Concord.

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who established The Corporate Fund. For more than 25 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to nonprofit organizations demonstrating exemplary management practices. A list of past recipients is available at www.thecorporatefund.org.

(l–r) Janet Ackerman, People's United Bank; Barbara Duckett, Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services; Maryse Wirbal, Nashua Pastoral Care Center; Paulette Faggiano, Public Service of New Hampshire; and Maryellen Jackson, NH Center for Nonprofits.

"Through this award, we recognize those organizations which have demonstrated consistent improvement in their management systems over the long-run," said Paulette Faggiano of Public Service of New Hampshire and Corporate Fund member. This year's recipients have distinguished themselves by solid planning and delivery of services which will position them well for their next phase of growth and development."

Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services provides visiting nurse, hospice and related community services in 42 towns in the southwest region of the state. "We know the community depends on us and we take that responsibility very seriously," said the organization’s President and CEO Barbara Duckett. "There is no stopping an organization that has a vision and a careful plan to get there."

Nashua Pastoral Care Center provides a range of services, most notably transitional housing services, to assist vulnerable individuals and families move successfully from crisis and homelessness to self-sufficiency. “Innovation, risk-taking and investments," said the center's CEO Maryse Wirbal. "We've done a lot of this recently and we’re so happy with how it's paid off."

The Corporate Fund is an initiative of 11 New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Since 1982, The Corporate Fund has provided more than $3.5 million in grants, training and technical assistance to improve the management and effectiveness of New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector. Current members include:  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bank of America, C&S Wholesale Grocers, FairPoint Communications, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Lincoln Financial Group, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, and TD Bank.

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About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations. It serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont and makes grants and student aid awards annually totaling about $30 million. The Foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.

NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence recognized for exceptional nonprofit management

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence has been named the 2010 recipient of The Corporate Fund Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. 

The award is given in honor of Walter J. Dunfey, a noted New Hampshire businessman and philanthropist, who took the lead in establishing The Corporate Fund.  For more than 25 years, The Corporate Fund has presented the award annually to those organizations demonstrating exemplary nonprofit management practices.  Past recipients are listed on The Corporate Fund website at thecorporatefund.org.

Mary Ellen Jackson, executive director, NH Center for Nonprofits; Grace Mattern, executive director, NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; Steve Varnum, board chair, NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence; and Byron Champlin, assistant vice president and program officer with Lincoln Financial Group and chair of The Corporate Fund panel.

“The nonprofit sector in New Hampshire is dynamic.  The competition for this award is fierce and the decision is always difficult. This year was no different,” said Byron Champlin, assistant vice president and program officer with Lincoln Financial Group and chair of The Corporate Fund panel. “The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence was selected because they have ensured that New Hampshire has among the most progressive domestic and sexual violence laws in the country.  They have a national reputation for developing and implementing effective and innovative strategies for addressing domestic violence and sexual assault.”  

Grace Mattern, executive director of the Coalition, was on hand to accept the award.  “The Nonprofit Management Award confirms that it’s possible to do difficult and challenging work, on behalf of some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens, and have that work be valued and recognized. It’s not only what we do that’s important, but the way in which we do it.”

The Corporate Fund is an initiative of 11 New Hampshire corporations in partnership with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Since 1983, The Corporate Fund has provided more than $3.5 million in grants, and training and technical assistance to improve the stability and effectiveness of New Hampshire’s nonprofit sector. Current members of The Corporate Fund are:  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bank of America, FairPoint Communications, Fidelity Investments, Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Inc., Lincoln Financial Group, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Northeast Delta Dental, People’s United Bank, Public Service of New Hampshire, and TD Bank.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation serves communities throughout New Hampshire, southeastern Maine and eastern Vermont. The Foundation manages a growing collection of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations. Outside the government, the Foundation is the largest grant-maker in the state, making more than 3,000 grants to nonprofits and nearly 1,600 student aid awards totaling approximately $30 million annually. The Foundation is nonpartisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in the communities through regional advisory boards. More information is available at www.nhcf.org or by calling 603-225-6641.