Our Senior Programs are National Service programs, operated under Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) grant funding combined with a local funding match.  The White House budget request sent to Congress for the fiscal year 2018 budget, starting October 1st, eliminates CNCS and associated programs. 

National service is about extraordinary acts of ordinary citizens here in NH. We see this every day in the time given by Foster Grandparents, Caregivers, and RSVP volunteers.

Contact your Congressional Representative and Senators today. Let them know that National Service is important to you and New Hampshire. Encourage them to act to ensure that these programs continue to be funded.


Thank you for your support.


The Friends Program would like to thank Bank of New Hampshire for being the Presenting Sponsor for 2017.  According to Tiffany Baert, Public Relations Officer,  "Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support the Friends Program with funding towards emergency housing and youth mentoring.  It is organizations such as this that make our communities a better place to live."


We would also like to thank Sanel Auto Parts for being a RSVP Program Sponsor for 2017.  “We are all inspired to be able to support the RSVP Program for senior volunteers who give back with their service to promote better health and independence in greater NH” David T. Segal, President of Sanel Auto Parts Co.

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The Friends Program would like to thank the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund and the Pearl Manor Fund of the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation for their recent funding awards.


The Friends RSVP and Emergency Housing Programs received a $15,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.  The grant will help support the RSVP Caregivers Program, which allows seniors to age in place by providing rides to/from medical appointments; the RSVP Food Insecurity Project, which will work to implement programs to reduce food insecurity among children, families and individuals; and the Emergency Housing Family Shelter, which houses up to 8 homeless families at a time.

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group established in 1962, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change.  Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial's annual $10 million investment in its local communities' youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.


The Friends Emergency Housing Program received a grant from the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund for case management staffing, services and support. The Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund makes grants to tax-exempt organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in NH meet their basic needs.  The Fund is operated by volunteer lay man and women who serve as Directors and who make recommendations to the Bishop of Manchester for grants to any organization in NH whose mission is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. 

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The Friends Foster Grandparent Program received a grant from the Pearl Manor Fund of the Mary & John Elliot Charitable Foundation for work in the Manchester Area.

The sun is finally shinning, the birds are chirping and the Friends Program has been busy. Please take some time to ready our latest newsletter to see what we have going on.

20th Annual Youth Mentoring Golf Tournament

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On Monday, September 11, 2017,  the Friends Program will hold it 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Concord Country Club to support the Friends Youth Mentoring Program. 

If you would like to be a Golf Tournament Sponsor, sponsorship information is available here.

If you would like to Register to Play, player registration information is available here.  This event sells out quickly so do not wait to register to play!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Development Director, if you would like more information about this event.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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