GREENFIELD, NH – The Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund announces the awarding of $117,000 in grants to six non-profit organizations in New Hampshire and Maine.
Among the beneficiaries, the Trustees of the Trust, Charles Doleac, Kenneth Barrett and Holly Ayes Malloy have approved a grant to Crotched Mountain Community Care of Greenfield NH to address the unmet needs of very low income Crotched Mountain Community Care (CMCC) clients. These individuals are elderly or disabled and living on fixed incomes. Covering unexpected or excessive accumulated expenses that these clients are unable to pay can prevent these individuals from being forced from their homes and placed in nursing facilities. The Thompson Fund has awarded grants to Crotched Mountain Community Care since 2000.
The Thompsons established the endowment fund to benefit specific local charitable organizations in order to perpetuate the memories of Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson who deemed these organizations’ work to be “in the best interest of the local community.”
In making the announcement, Managing Trustee Charles Doleac commented, “The Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson Endowment Fund trustees are pleased to recognize the work of the six beneficiaries of this year’s grants. Theresa and Roger Thompson believed that their best legacy, as individuals and together, was to assist organizations whose work they admired and that fit their definition of what was good for the community in any given year. We are also very pleased to see the increase in collaboration among the beneficiaries. While joint initiatives are often independent of the specific grant bequests in a given year, the synergy that is resulting in the name of the Thompsons is inspiring. The Thompson Endowment Fund is a great model for people who might be thinking about setting up their own charitable entities.”
“The CMCC fund established through the Thompson Fund grant makes a real difference,” said President Michael Coughlin. “ CMCC provides integrated case management to more than 240 very low-income clients in the local community. Our care managers connect people with nursing care, home health aides, companions, respite care, transportation, medical equipment, medical services and many other needs on an outpatient basis. We help clients understand options, make informed choices and connect with the products and services needed for independent living. Covering unexpected or excessive costs allows community members to remain in their homes where optimal health and wellbeing can be maintained at the lowest possible cost.”
The distributions are not guaranteed and the non-profits named in the Trust must apply each year to be considered for the beneficiary awards that are paid from the income of the Roger R. and Theresa S. Thompson estate trust fund. To learn more about Thompson Fund beneficiaries and prior grant-funded initiatives, please visit ThompsonFund.org and follow the Thompson Fund on Facebook.