We look for places in N.H.'s economy where some combination of loans and training can have the greatest impact for families and communities.
Two of those places are nonprofit organizations
and child care providers
We recognize the important work nonprofits do for people and families with lower incomes and/or special needs.
Nonprofits that fill essential human needs—shelter, meals, health care, social and legal services—save lives and change lives every day. They are the fabric of our safety net, and creators of opportunity for thousands of people and families, especially those with lower incomes and/or special needs.
Quality, affordable, early education is one of the surest ways to create opportunity. Over the long term, children who have had quality early education have higher grades, better social skills, a greater ability to focus, and are more likely to attend college and to earn more money. They are less likely to need special educational services and to commit crimes as adults.
Working parents also rely on child care providers to keep their infants and toddlers safe, healthy and learning while they’re at work. Their employers are more likely to retain their workers and have less absenteeism.
Economic experts from Nobel laureates to the Federal Reserve agree that early education also boosts economic development. Especially with at-risk children and families, they say, the return on investment in quality early childhood programs is greater than with other economic-development projects.