As a Community Foundation, we serve the town in several ways:
1. We use unrestricted funds to make grants to local nonprofits for initiatives that will benefit the town. 2. We can act as a fiscal agent for unincorporated groups designing projects that will serve the community. 3. We administer directed gifts for special purposes, and we can help design gift vehicles suited to the needs of the donor. 4. We strive to see needs that arise out of new conditions and respond to those needs. We also strive to think creatively and proactively about new ways to promote community health, happiness, and sustainability.
Many Tamworth nonprofit organizations that serve the community have received grants from The Tamworth Foundation since its inception, or for many decades, e.g. Tamworth Community Nurse Association, Chocorua Public Library, Cook Memorial Library, ski and swim programs for children, Runnells Hall, and grants for a variety of school needs and projects. The needs of children have always had a high priority in The Tamworth Foundation’s grant decisions.
TTF’s grants cover a wide variety of needs and areas of life in this community. Over the past thirty years, many organizations have received funds—Tamworth Civic Association, Tamworth Learning Circles, Arts Council of Tamworth, Tamworth Outing Club, Tamworth Recreation Department, Tamworth Historical Society, to name a few. For a closer look at some recent grants and the priorities that guided the Foundation in awarding them, please see Recent Grants.
In addition to grants, we also offer guidance, feedback and other resources for new and continuing nonprofit organizations and projects. And we continue to explore new opportunities to make the best possible use of our resources in service to Tamworth.