The Entrepreneurs Fund of New Hampshire (EFNH), a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, has recognized Mary Ann Kristiansen, executive director for the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, with its 2021 Social Innovation Leader Award. Along with the award, the Entrepreneurs Fund made a $25,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards more than $50 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives.
EFNH believes innovation and creative problem-solving are essential to the vitality and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire.
The Social Innovation Leader Award celebrates and supports individual nonprofit leaders for their innovative contributions.
“Mary Ann is a nonprofit leader who consistently showcases innovation and creative problem-solving to benefit the greater good and increase impact in the community,” said EFNH advisory chair Matt Rightmire.
“Her leadership of Hannah Grimes and collaborative efforts to educate, support and assist a community of like-minded innovators in and around Keene stood out to EFNH as examples of the type of leadership we want to recognize and support.”