Founders’ Circle 

Become a Founder AND Invest in Innovation & Growth for Local Businesses


Limited Investment Opportunity! Through June 24, Your Founder’s Circle Membership Directly Supports the Pandemic Pivot Fund

Through June 24th, when you join or re-join the Hannah Grimes Founder’s Circle, $500 of your membership will go to seed a fund to provide micro grants to local small business.  We hope the momentum your gifts provide will inspire greater giving from the community at large.  These grants of up to $2,000 can be used by local businesses to invest in changes that will help them innovate and grow in a changed economy.  

Since 1997, the Hannah Grimes Marketplace and the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship have served as a simple, beautiful and well-built home and a hub for entrepreneurs working to build a thriving local economy and a vibrant community. The Founder’s Circle strengthens the legacy by building the economy-community connection and, this year, offers you a tangible way to help our business community make a vitally important pivot.

Founders Circle Membership

Immersed in the dizzying changes of these days, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that each age has had its share of change. Hannah Grimes was born in 1776 – imagine living in her time when not only the political system, but transportation, industry, communications and health care were undergoing fundamental change. Hannah Grimes married in 1806 and built a farm that stands strong to this day. It is simple, beautiful and well-built, and has silently witnessed great change. 


In that spirit, we launched the Founders Circle with 22 members in 2019.  Founders Circle members support the Hannah Grimes Center with a gift of $1,776 or more.  We plan to grow that to 43 members this year and warmly invite you to become part of an influential gathering of people, foundations, businesses and ideas that will inform and inspire our next decade of change.  


More details about Founders’ benefits can be found in the link below. Click around the table to learn more about each benefit.


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Hannah Grimes Center at 25 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH 03431.