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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Highly-Rated Charities in New Hampshire

Each week, Charity Navigator features a few of the highly-rated charities at work in one of the 50 states. This week we're talking about New Hampshire!

These organizations are committed to improving the lives of New Hampshirites and their communities, as well as protecting the state's unique and beautiful landscape.

Harris Center for Conservation Education (Hancock, NH)
Discover the natural world

The Harris Center for Conservation Education connects people to the natural world through land protection, education of all ages, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors. Through the conservation work, the Center has protected more than 23,000 acres in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region. The Center maintains a “Super Sanctuary” of conserved lands that include miles of trails and other facilities for visitors and researchers to use.

Strawbery Banke Museum (Portsmouth, NH)
Bringing history and people together for delight, discovery, and learning

The Strawbery Banke Museum is an outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing more than 300 years of American history to life. Children, adults, and families alike can find something to pique their interest at the Museum. Through their 8 heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, craft demonstrations, and stories told by costumed actors, the Museum engages, educates, and entertains visitors throughout the year.

The Granite YMCA (Manchester, NH)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities

Established in 1854, the Granite YMCA is focused on youth development, healthy living, family strengthening, and social responsibility in the Southeastern New Hampshire. The Y is part of the state’s safety net to support the less fortunate. In 2017, the organization provided more than $1 million in free services to over 20,000 residents across the state. The Y offers a variety of services to communities around the state through its five locations, and well-known camping program.

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire (Nashua, NH)
Helping girls discover their limitless potential

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire inspires all girls to be Strong, through healthy living; Smart, through education; and Bold, through independence. The Girls Inc. experience includes people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Staff and volunteers build lasting, mentoring relationships in girls-only spaces that are physically and emotionally safe. Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that increase opportunities for girls.

Families First Health & Support Center (Portsmouth, NH)
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Supporting for families… Healthcare for all

Families First Health & Support Center is the community health center and family resource center serving New Hampshire’s Seacoast region and southern Maine. A leader in integrated care, Families First offer high-quality health care, dental care, and parent and family programs, all in one location. Their services are for everyone--from infants to seniors, the insured and non-insured, single individuals and families. The seeks to contribute to the health well-being of the Seacoast community by providing a broad range of health and family services to all, regardless of their ability to pay.

You can use Charity Navigator’s Advanced Search Tool and Discover feature to find even more highly-rated organizations serving the people and communities of New Hampshire.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager at Charity Navigator.

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