Capital Community Benchmark Survey
Community Highlights For New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Julia Fagan Olivares, Director of Marketing and Communications Phone
603-225-6641 ext. 244
Address: 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301
Email address email@example.com
Web address www.nhcf.org
State of New Hampshire with oversamples in Cheshire County and in I-93,
Route 3 corridor.
Mainly suburban and rural.
US Census, 1999 Current Population Survey
US Census, 1999 CPS
Under 18: 25%
US Census, 1999 CPS
There has been rapid
increase in population due to in-migration since 1999. NH ranks #5 in
the US on this measure. Estimates for age may be too high in that much
of the in-migration has been by younger people. Also, education estimates
may significantly underestimate the percentage of NH residents with college
degrees as many of the new jobs created in recent years have been in high
tech/ IT fields which require advanced degrees.
What are you going
to do about the results:
- We have rewritten the NHCF Grant guidelines which now include Social
Capital grant information and have sent these to 4000 NH nonprofits.
- A new web page will go up on March 1 with Social Capital info, tools,
resources, at www.bettertogethernh.org
- We are working with the University of New Hampshire as they build
a Consortium on Effective Communities - a partnership across all academic
disciplines and institutions to carry out applied research on, and support
for, Social Capital program work in state.
- NHCF is partnering with a new health foundation on the relationship
between Public Health and Social Capital.
- We are establishing a "learning Circle" of organizational
consultants and key agencies to work together to design agency-specific
programs to strengthen Social Capital in their work.
* The New Hampshire
Charitable Foundation will continue extensive program of community-based
discussions, (across the sectors of government, business, media, not for
profit, community) to create awareness, build constituency for recognition
of Social Capital as key resource.
- Rewritten Grant guidelines have been mailed by the Foundation to 1600
New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. Guidelines now include explicit
discussion of social capital as a New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
- A new web page will go up on 3/l with SC info, tools, resources, etc
- The Foundation is working with the University of New Hampshire to
build a Consortium on Effective Communities - an Institute across all
academic disciplines and institutions to carry out applied research
on, and support for, social capital program work in state.
- The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is partnering with a new health
foundation on the relationship between public health and social capital.
- The Foundation is establishing a "learning circle" of organizational
consultants, key agencies and academic partners to together design agency-specific
programs to strengthen social capital in their work.