Harrisville Community Fund
Living in Harrisville is living in community at its best: tradition, clear water and natural greenery, and neighbors helping neighbors. Here, we live the centuries-old philosophy of civic life: care for others and about where we live, and join with others to make and keep our town strong and healthy.
Giving is one pillar of that philosophy. Generous neighbors have invested in Harrisville for many, many years. Our town school, library, rails-to-trails, general store, community garden – these projects originate through or are sustained by volunteerism and philanthropic gifts.
Community giving makes it possible for everyone in Harrisville to enjoy and benefit from being in community with others, and the Harrisville Community Fund is organized to support and sustain our town’s special character, heritage, and natural environment, and assist with local, unmet needs.
Since receiving an initial grant of $1,000 by the late Bob Harris in 2005, the Harrisville Community Fund has received gifts that total $55,175 from literally hundreds of individuals and households, and has made grants to community projects of over $47,000 with a few more yet to be awarded in 2015.
Community Fund contributions support projects and programs in arts and dance, athletics and travel, garden plots and lake host inspections. And, we encourage community members to share their creative and uniquely good ideas for community projects: educational, cultural, historical, artistic, environmental, recreational, scholarship, any of which the Fund could help make a reality.
HCF is a voluntary corporation organized in May 2006 under the laws of the State of New Hampshire and it is recognized as a 501 (c) (3) Private Foundation by the IRS, exempt from Income Tax. All contributions are tax-deductible.