Rochester Meals 4 Kids finds word of mouth most effective way to engage families

Gather, a non-profit organization based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been addressing hunger for over 200 years and is dedicated to making New Hampshire’s Seacoast a hunger-free community. Gather’s Meals 4 Kids (M4K) is a mobile program delivered in six locations that provides fresh and nutritious food for school-aged children who are eligible for Free […]

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 […]

Foundation provides more than $1.5 million to improve children’s health

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation committed $1,511,589 in grant and directed funding in its latest grant round. The projects funded included efforts to improve children’s oral health, reduce food insecurity, address childhood trauma and increase opportunities for healthy eating or active living. The Foundation makes grants for terms ranging from one to three years. […]

Foundation supports efforts to reduce food insecurity and reduce childhood obesity in Fall grant round

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation recently awarded grants to nine projects designed to improve children’s health. In support of its oral health priority, the Foundation awarded $20,000 to the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition to support oral health statewide policy, advocacy and provider education. In support of its reducing food insecurity funding priority, it awarded: […]

Call for Fall Grant Applications

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation grant application process is now open for the following funding priorities: Promote oral health for children through age five and pregnant women Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five Reduce food insecurity Requests for single year projects up to $20,000, and multi-year requests up to […]

Foundation supports new efforts to improve food access and active living

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation made grants to three organizations during its spring grant round. In support of its reducing food insecurity funding priority, it awarded $18,000 to Merrimack Country Conservation District to create community and school gardens that will give children and families the opportunity to grow their own produce. It also providing […]

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 […]

The Children’s Health Foundation’s initial approach to addressing the coronavirus pandemic

President Gail Garceau’s remarks to NH Funder’s Forum, June 3 / / The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children. Added family stresses related to the COVID-19 crisis – including job loss, isolation, excessive confinement, and anxieties over health and finances – heighten the risk of violence in the home, including […]