The Mariposa Museum is proud to receive grants from the following groups and businesses:

C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers (headquartered in Keene) has been a long-time partner of the Mariposa, sponsoring many programs and exhibits which would not have been possible without their investment and support. These programs have explored themes as diverse as childhood hunger in New Hampshire and indigenous efforts to protect lands and water from pipelines in North Dakota and Minnesota. In 2016, C&S helped make possible a year-long exhibit and related programs exploring Why Inclusion Matters. For close to 10 years, C&S support has fueled YES – the Mariposa’s Youth Empowered through Service program – at ConVal High School in Peterborough and supported expansion of YES to Keene High School. Through YES, high school students have explored how non-profits work to address local, national, and global community issues, steering prize money to such causes as support for homeless veterans, legal support for victims of human trafficking, disabled children, a senior gathering place in Jaffrey, sports for underserved youth in NH and Africa, girls’ education in Nepal, and more. » and »

Caswell Foundation

The Caswell Foundation, based in Exeter, NH, has provided core support for the Youth Empowered through Service program in area high schools.

Gilbert Verney Foundation

The Gilbert Verney Foundation in Bennington, NH has been a long-time supporter of the Mariposa’s community and education programs.


Hypertherm HOPE Foundation

The HOPE Foundation of Hypertherm, Inc. provided a grant in 2018 to support the exhibition of And Still We Rise story quilts, narrating 400 years of the African American experience, at the historic Canaan Street Meetinghouse in Canaan, NH. Hypertherm HOPE Foundation 

NH Charitable Foundation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been a consistent supporter of the Mariposa’s work. At the end of 2018, the Foundation committed a three-year general operating grant to the Mariposa, providing core support for our work to implement our new strategic plan. Past grants from NHCF included support for the touring of the live play Dreaming Again to middle and high schools across New Hampshire in the 2013-14 academic year. The play introduced close to 3,000 students as well as teachers and administrators to the experiences of immigrants to New Hampshire over the last two centuries. »

Putnam Foundation

Putnam Foundation has been a pivotal supporter of the Mariposa’s founding, evolution, and growth through the years, helping to create the Zen Garden adjacent to our museum, sponsoring programs and exhibits, and helping to establish a busing fund that makes transportation to the museum possible for school classes from throughout the region. More recently, Putnam Foundation has supported Mariposa’s Youth Empowered through Service (YES) program, in which high school students from throughout the Monadnock region research and participate in the work of non-profit organizations, share their discoveries, and in some cases win a grant for their organization. Putnam Foundation »