New Hampshire State Grange®

American Values. Hometown Roots.

Our 142nd Year

10 Riverside Street

Hooksett, NH

Trustees of Trust Funds

Please find the links to the Trustee of Trust Funds Financial Assistance Application and Guidelines below

Please respond to Ann Leger Secretary,  at aleger@nhgrange.org with any questions.

Financial Aid Available Now

Trust Fund Donation Request


Did you know that the State Grange can use income earned from the Trust Fund to provide financial assistance to members who may be in need? The applicant must require some form of financial assistance or aid for their personal care, comfort, welfare and well-being or their immediate family. The request for assistance could be to help pay for hearing aids, eyeglasses, dentures, medical bills or one of a number of other reasons. You can obtain additional copies of application forms and guidelines from Trustees of the Trust Fund, members of the Granges Services Department or from this website.

301: Trustee of Trust Funds Guidelines Revised 5/13

302: Trustee of Trust Funds Financial Assistance Application

Completed Trustee of Trust Funds Financial Assistance Applications should be mailed to the Secretary of the Trustees of the Trust Fund:

Ann Leger

Philbrook Farm Inn

881 North Road

Shelburne, NH 03581


Trustees of the Trust Funds

Diane Collins, Chairman

Ann Leger, Secretary

Joy Perkins, Trustee

Rhoda Davis, Trustee

Vicki Hussman, Trustee

Dan Bascom, Treasurer

Click on a Trustee's name to send an email to that Trustee


Financial Aid Available Now

NH State Grange Trustees of Trust Funds

Financial Aid Available Now

The NH State Grange Trustees of Trust Funds have money available now for assistance to members who may be in need. The applicant must require some form of financial assistance or aid for their personal care, comfort, welfare and well-being or of their immediate family.

The request for assistance could be to help pay for hearing aids, eyeglasses, dentures, medical bills or any one of a number of other reasons.

The application forms and complete guidelines are available above or you may contact any of the Trustees or Grange Services Committee members for assistance with the paperwork. Your Grange Secretary or Master should have a Roster listing these members and their contact information. Your Subordinate Secretary has also recently received a copy of the application and guidelines by mail for your reference and use.

Some of the guidelines for applying are listed below but check the actual paperwork for complete details.

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Trust Fund Donation Request

Dear Brother and Sister Grangers,

          I am writing this letter to all of you to discuss the present condition of the NH State Grange Trust Fund.

As many longtime members will know the Trust Fund was established in 1959 when the Trustees for the NH Grange Home, Inc. realized that the dream of a retirement home for NH Grange members was not going to become a reality. The Trustees with the approval of the NH State Grange members at that time decided to establish a trust fund with the money raised for the proposed home. That is a very brief history of the origin of the current Trust Fund.

The funds received by the Trustees in 1959 were invested and a percentage of the income earned is available each year for any NH Grange member in need. The original Trustees also intended for additional donations to be received and the legal document governing the fund allows for one-half of each donation to be used immediately for members in need and the other one-half to be invested so the annual income will continue to grow. If a donor requests other arrangements the current Trustees will be glad to discuss alternatives with the donor.

Over the years donations have been received from individual members as well as Granges and we have been remembered in Granger’s estates and on memorial donation lists. We were recently commended by the NH Attorney General’s office-Charitable Trust Unit for having maintained our trust for so many years.

However, the current Trustees sometimes find themselves with more requests for aid than there are funds available. This means that we must sometimes either reduce the amount of money that we can grant to an individual or ask the individual if they can wait until more funds become available.

So now I come to the reason for this letter. Would you as an individual Grange member or perhaps your Subordinate or Pomona Grange consider making a donation to the Trust Fund? No amount is too small and all donations are gratefully accepted. Please make your check payable to NH State Grange Trust Fund and send it to the Trustees’ Secretary Rhoda Davis, 317 Route 129, Loudon, NH 03307-1326.

If anyone would like more information about the Trust Fund or how to apply for assistance they may contact any of the Trustees as listed in the Roster.

Thank you for helping us to help our fellow NH Grange members in need.

Fraternally,

Trustees of Trust Funds

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