Foundation evaluates quarter-century of work

// Evaluation discovers our “out-sized impact” // The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 using the proceeds from the merger of a nonprofit health insurance plan into a for-profit health insurance corporation. We have been operating now for 25 years. By law, we must distribute 5% of our financial assets each year. […]

Screening for Childhood Adversity in Primary Care

A project designed and implemented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Project and funded by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation as part of its Childhood Adversity Systems Change Project// Research has demonstrated that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) may have significant short and long-term effects on the health and well-being of children, adolescents and teens. […]

Program to bring local fresh vegetables and meat to inner city food deserts awarded $30,000

The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation to bring access to affordable fresh local food, including culturally appropriate vegetables and fruit, as well as eggs, milk and meat, to low income communities across Concord, Manchester and Nashua through its Fresh Start […]

Project expands outreach to those who don’t have enough food to eat

The Foundation and other private funders recently launched a pilot project to expand outreach to those who might be eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly known as food stamps). The campaign was developed and implemented in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and run by Fair […]

Regional planners launch interactive map of recreation sites

Fosters Daily Democrat – April 29, 2021 // STRAFFORD — Strafford Regional Planning Commission has announced the launch of its Promoting Outdoor Play (POP!) online tool, which is an interactive map of over 300 publicly accessible recreation sites spread amongst the 18 communities in the SRPC region. Funded by the NH Children’s Health Foundation, SRPC has […]

The secondary tidal wave

School closures and social isolation have adverse effects on children // A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like abuse or neglect suffer life-long effects. These stressors, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, can lead to toxic levels of stress that can derail a child’s healthy development. Over […]

Significant progress made in Foundation’s strategic grantmaking

In 2019, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation began to implement a new strategic grantmaking initiative. This model directs funding in a more intentional and coordinated fashion to drive progress in two of our five funding priorities — Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma and Increase Access to Children’s Health and Dental Insurance Coverage. Our expectation […]

Driven by mission

Foundation supports essential food security work // Addressing food insecurity among the youngest children is one of the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation’s five funding priorities. It is always essential work, but it has become even more urgent during the coronavirus pandemic. Demand on food programs has increased statewide and with social distancing precautions in […]

Foundation’s 2019 annual report now available

In 2019 the Foundation not only awarded $989,800 in grant awards and other related investments but also leveraged more than $630,000 in additional funding for its mission partners. It also began to implement a new strategic grantmaking initiative which directs funding in a more thoughtful and coordinated fashion to drive progress in two of its […]