Dover Share Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 with a mission to serve members of the Dover Community who need temporary assistance.

We are a non-religious 501(c)3 organization that operates under the fiscal supervision of the Dover Cooperative Ministries.

Dover Share is proud to be an all-volunteer organization overseen by an all-volunteer steering committee.

We are also proud to pass 100% of funds we receive on to families in need.


Dover Share helps members of the Dover community overcome temporary unforeseen hardships.  Our grantees are typically working individuals who have suffered a setback that affects their ability to provide for themselves  -- a health emergency for themselves or a family member, an unexpected home or car repair -- and who do not qualify for welfare assistance.

Dover Share gives these families the temporary support they need to get back on their feet.

Since 2008, Dover Share is proud to have helped over 200 individuals and 500 families!  Many aid recipients have themselves become donors after their positive experience with Dover Share.

We rely on your generosity and support

to continue our mission.

Please help us strengthen

our Dover community!


Our Mission - To provide limited, one-time help for our Dover neighbors experiencing a financial hardship for which no other resources or funds are available. 

Our Work - Dover Share Fund assists when the need is urgent, but we are not necessarily an emergency service.  Since we are non-profit and run solely by volunteers, our client counselors are available on an “as needed” basis.  

If someone is in need, they should first visit Dover Welfare Assistance at 61 Locust St, or call 603-516-6500.  We only accept referrals from Dover Welfare after all other options have been exhausted.  We will then schedule a meeting with the client to determine if we are able to help.

Dover Share will provide financial aid once in any calendar year for each person.  The amount we issue each person is limited. 


We are able to help with:

Past due rent

Past due utility bills

Some medical and dental

Transportation costs

Other needs may be considered

Please know:

Clients need to provide bills and documents

to the caseworker when they meet. 


We will negotiate with and pay creditors directly. 

We do not give cash to the client. 

It is our hope that our assistance will allow a client to remain in their home without the threat of eviction.  We will attempt to resolve the current problem in the most efficient and economical way.  Since our ability to help financially is limited, we will regretfully decline those with debts so large that our efforts would be ineffective in facilitating a successful resolution.

How We are Funded - Dover Share is supported by caring private donors and by community and faith-based organizations.  Additional funding is obtained through fundraisers, annual appeals, and grant requests.

Consider Giving - We rely on your generosity and support to continue our mission.


Please help us strengthen

our Dover community!



Donations may also be mailed to: 

Dover Share Fund

PO Box 385

Dover, NH 03821

We Thank You!

© 2019 Dover Share Fund