Who We Are

The Foundation is the charitable organization dedicated solely to New Hampshire’s community colleges.

The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges (The Foundation) is a 501(c)3 entity established in 2000 to provide greater access to educational opportunities through financial assistance for student scholarships, program development and enhancements to facilities across our seven community colleges and local academic centers, which serve students in every region of the state. Our programs prepare students for in-demand, skilled jobs and set the stage for success for those beginning a career or pursuing a new one.

We actively seek contributions from public and private sources to make scholarships available statewide, advance key programmatic initiatives and provide training and support for our community colleges. We also encourage and support partnerships with community stakeholders to implement customized education and training programs designed to meet the workforce needs of the 21st century.


To facilitate opportunities for students to access education and training. To raise funds for the colleges to educate and train a skilled workforce and support a strong NH economy. To provide donors with a simple, fulfilling experience when investing in NH’s community colleges.


Build and maintain strong relationships with all donors by providing ‘best in show’ stewardship, relationship building and communications before, during and after their investment has been made.

Core Values


Lessening financial barriers for those seeking a community college education and for those providing it


Providing access to higher education for all learners through scholarships, enrichment programs and excellent educational facilities


Supporting creative partnerships in the community that increase the community colleges effectiveness while supporting student aspirations


Securing resources and being responsible stewards of investments in the seven New Hampshire community colleges


Creating opportunities to continuously and appropriately thank donors and demonstrate the impact of their support