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 2021, CDFA infused more than $20 million into New Hampshire communities, supported 145 community-based initiatives and organizations across the state, and engaged 191 business donors. These impacts touched down in 53 communities and represent an approximate 33 percent year-over-year increase in the number of initiatives supported and a more than 12 percent increase in funds deployed. Business donors remained committed to making investments in New Hampshire communities despite continued economic uncertainty.

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 2021:

  • Assisted 8,707 people;
  • Rehabbed, preserved or created 152 housing units;
  • Created or retained 1,076 jobs;
  • Supported 440 micro businesses;
  • Developed or rehabbed 18,630 square feet;
  • Estimated annual energy savings of 330,272 kW hours; and
  • Saved an estimated $69,500 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.