What is Charter Charitable Foundation?

Charter Charitable Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) private charity, registered with the Internal Revenue Service and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office – Department of Charitable Trusts. Gifts to Charter Charitable Foundation are irrevocable and the Foundation Board of Directors has the ultimate discretion on the application of funds. Donations to Charter Charitable Foundation are locally managed.

What services does Charter Charitable Foundation offer?

The Foundation offers Restricted and Unrestricted Endowment Funds and Planned Giving Tools.

Who will be eligible to apply for grants?

Other 501(C)(3) non-profits as defined by IRS code, and registered with the State Attorney General Office(s), but not necessarily limited to New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Grants will not be made to individuals.

What is the Restricted Endowment Fund?

The Restricted Fund is available to donors who have a specific organization(s) or social purpose they want to support for a set period of time or for a specific dollar limit. This endowment can be made either during one’s life or in a testamentary bequest to the foundation.

Who can receive donations from the Unrestricted Endowment Fund?

Charter Charitable Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment Fund provides charitable contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations whose quest is to improve the quality of life, health and well being of individuals and communities within Northern New England. The recipient charities’ purpose could include education, health, human services, environmental issues, as well as many others.
Charter Charitable Foundation evaluates grant requests and the needs of the community on an ongoing basis to determine which potential charitable recipients would experience the most impact with the greatest results from a CCF charitable grant. We routinely follow up with grant recipients to ensure the money donated is used for the purpose intended.