We are focused on building the capacity of New Hampshire communities to be strong, resilient, vibrant places through investments in people, institutions and systems. This includes the capacity to both proactively and reactively address social, economic and environmental challenges.

In State Fiscal Year 2020, CDFA infused more than $17.8 million into New Hampshire communities, supported 109 community-based initiatives and organizations across the state, and engaged 214 business donors. These impacts touched down in 46 communities and represent an approximate 36 percent year-over-year increase in the number of initiatives supported and a more than 11 percent increase in funds deployed. Business donor engagement increased by almost 14 percent year-over-year.

CDFA’s resources have supported nonprofits, municipalities, businesses and microenterprises through the COVID-19 pandemic, provide new jobs, increase access to affordable childcare, help strengthen Main Streets, create healthy and safe affordable housing, increase energy efficiency, improve public facilities, and provide emergency situation funding. Initiatives supported by CDFA reported the following impacts in State Fiscal Year 2020:

  • Assisted 179,920 people;
  • Rehabbed, preserved or created 159 housing units;
  • Created or retained 269 jobs;
  • Supported 340 micro businesses;
  • Developed or rehabbed 133,773 square feet;
  • Estimated annual energy savings of 1,252,542 kW hours; and
  • Saved an estimated $143,000 in annual energy costs.

With the support of our business, non-profit and municipal partners, CDFA continues to work towards its strategy to increase investments to an average of $20 million annually into New Hampshire communities by 2022. Learn more about our goals to maximize CDFA’s impact in our Living Strategic Plan.