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, and thanks to the continued generosity of this community, the Harrisville Community Fund has made grants of more than $139,000 to community projects.

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.

Contact Information

Mailing address: P.O. Box 213  Harrisville, NH 03450

Lida Stinchfield, Chair
Lee Garland, Co-secretary
Kim Bylancik, Co-secretary
Jon Miner, Treasurer
Peggy Evans
John Knight
Dan Langille
Daniella Yitzhak