COVID-19 Response

The Windham Endowment is uniquely positioned to facilitate giving during this unprecedented time. The Endowment has already made donations from the General Endowment Fund to Windham's Helping Hands and Shepherd's Pantry . Additionally, with a generous donation from a member of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee has just launched the COVID-19 Response Fund which is designed to complement the efforts of frontline organizations and expand local capacity to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery.

The Windham Endowment will participate in the 24-hour giving event for nonprofits in New Hampshire called NH Gives (June 9-10). We are also pursuing grant opportunities outside the community that support COVID-19 relief efforts. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

If you would like to donate to this fund, please click this link to go to our donation page and select COVID-19 Response Fund as the purpose of your gift.

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If you have questions, please contact the President of the Windham Endowment, Diane Carpenter.



From the May 15, 2020 press release:

The Windham Endowment for Community Advancement has created the COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate and longer-term needs in Windham arising from the global pandemic. The Fund will serve as a community resource during this unprecedented time.

The COVID-19-related needs in Windham are immediate and it remains unclear how long they may continue or what new challenges may arise. The Fund will support organizations and projects within the town that have been impacted by or arise from the effects of COVID-19, and will initially prioritize critical frontline organizations serving the community. The Fund is designed to complement the efforts of frontline organizations and expand local capacity to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the outbreak and recovery.

Even as stay-at-home directives ease and activities resume, the effects of COVID-19 will continue to impact our community. As the crisis unfolds, we will re-assess funding priorities to potentially include nonprofits whose resources are strained because of COVID-19 and other yet unidentified community needs related to longer-term impacts of social distancing and the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

Fortunately, we are a generous community with many residents wanting to provide help. The Windham Endowment encourages donors to support local organizations directly and to consider a donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund to have a wider impact. Your gift — no matter how large or small — will contribute to the greater good.