Mount Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity receives two grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to be used for completion of the build for the 2023-2024 Habitat home located in the Eidelweiss district in Madison. The first is from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Robert Tilney Fund in the amount of $10,000. The second one, for $7,855 was made possible by gifts from the Ash Tree Fund, Mount Washington Valley Community Assistance Fund and Nutrire Fund. These grants will help further MWVHfH’s mission of volunteerism and community involvement in order to build simple, decent homes with and for our neighbors in need. MWVHfH is a vibrant community who strives to address the chronic affordable housing shortage in the communities of Northern Carroll County by building a safe place for family partners to raise their family. Local families who apply and qualify are afforded a 30 year mortgage for a 1200 sq. ft. home. They also are provided with the support services and education necessary to help them maintain successful homeownership. In return, partner families give back over 300 hours of sweat equity; they help to build their own home. To date, over 27 homes have been built, providing hope for deserving families who work hard, but find it increasingly difficult to secure affordable housing.
MWVHfH relies solely on grants, donations, fundraising, a twice a year furniture sale, and the remarkable expertise of our volunteer board members and our volunteer builders to fund and construct our homes. One hundred percent of raised funds go to the planning and construction of these homes. If interested in contributing in any way whether it be helping on the build site, with the furniture sale or pick-up, applying for a home, or to make a donation, please go to here and fill out the Contact Information, or call (603) 356 – 3832.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. We are the place where generosity meets the dedication and ingenuity of nonprofits and the potential of New Hampshire students. For six decades, thousands of people have entrusted their charitable resources to the Foundation, creating a perpetual source of philanthropic capital and making it possible for the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships every year. For more information, please visit nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.