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Our Foundation Story

Why Donate

Center for Life Management Foundation Furthers Reach of Our Mission to Improve Lives.

Founded in 2006 as a private, non-profit organization by the Center for Life Management (CLM), the Foundation is the philanthropic arm of CLM. As with any non-profit organization, the duty is to the community for the provision of care and sustainability of programs and services. The Foundation was established to help us continue to provide essential services and have the opportunity to expand our reach, develop new services and fully realize the potential of our mission. It is dedicated to providing charitable care, program assistance, and developing new services to improve lives and the mental and emotional well-being of individuals and families within our service communities of Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown, and Windham, New Hampshire.

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The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity with its own bylaws and board members to ensure oversight.

The Foundation has helped thousands of people over the years by providing charitable care through the Wellness Grant, funded by fundraising activities. By promoting a culture of philanthropy, the Foundation continues to be a resource that assures donors and the community that CLM will always be committed to the community’s mental health needs.

Foundation Facts

  • With donations and grants, the Foundation provided CLM with the resources to purchase its first TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) device in order to launch this innovative program for the treatment of depression.
  • Before his passing, Barry Quimby, former CLM Director of Housing and Homeless Outreach, established a fund to assist homeless CLM clients. In the years that followed, the Quimby Family continued to support the Foundation.
  • With a grant from the Horne Family Foundation, CLM’s Housing and Outreach Department. created the First Steps Program which is a small loan program where client’s pay back overtime with no interest.
  • 2020 created the Giving Tree with local New Hampshire blacksmith
  • 2020, Vic Topo, President and CEO founded the Foundation’s Scholarship Program
  • 2021 the Wellness Grant led to the founding of the CLM Charitable Assistance Program
  • 2022 the Foundation introduced the Foundation Supports Program to assist clients in the removal of a barrier to their mental health care.
  • 2022, the Foundation achieved $100,000 in Congressionally Designated Funds for Jean’s Place
  • 2023 the Foundation is embarking on a new fundraiser in addition to the annual concert