The Cornish Community Initiative (CCI) was organized in 2019 to fund projects and programs that help maintain and enhance the quality of life in Cornish, New Hampshire. In 2023, the CCI received its 501(c)3 designation as a non-profit organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. Our Federal Tax ID # is 87-4593192. The Cornish Community Initiative strives to further programs in the arts, education, public affairs, community development, historic resources, the environment, recreation, and social services.

Our current major project is the renovation of the former Cornish General Store into the new Cornish Library and Community Center. We are pleased that the town voted to accept this project.

Ongoing community activities also take place at the former Cornish General Store and around the Cornish community. Community events sponsored by CCI include puzzle swaps, pot lucks, a zero waste picnic in collaboration with the Stowell Free Library, community forums, Living a Sustainable Lifestyle Tea & Talks and game nights.

April 2024 Newsletter

The CCI is excited to report our UNITE, BUILD, GROW Capital Campaign for the Cornish Library and Community Center Project has reached its first $1Million Milestone. We are planning a Milestone Celebration event on Saturday, May 4, 10am-noon, on the Green Triangle. Stay tuned for more details on ConnectCornish.

On Monday, April 22, the sign on the Cornish Store building will be replaced with a new banner, in recognition of reaching this milestone. We are grateful to all the donors who have contributed to this project.  Donations to the Cornish Community Initiative are accepted at PO BOX 123, Cornish Flat, NH 03746.

The CCI is sponsoring a REPAIR CAFE on Saturday, May 18, 10am-noon, at the former Cornish Store. We are looking for volunteers to help repair items to keep them in use. If you have skills related to furniture repair, electrical or electronic repair, eyeglass repair, sewing/mending, and other repairs, please contact Colleen O’Neill at, if you can help, or call 603-398-9762.  We have someone coming for bike repairs.