Foundation supports new efforts to reduce food insecurity and reduce childhood obesity

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 […]

A message to our grantees

The board and staff of New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation are acutely aware of the state and local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are assessing ways the Foundation and our resources can assist during this time. The Foundation is also aware that need will become more apparent over the next weeks and months. 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 […]

Foundation awards $149,000 in Fall grant round

In November the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded grants to five organizations. Recipients include Gather, NH Fiscal Policy Institute, NH Oral Health Coalition, the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) and the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. Projects funded include a mobile market for children in Rochester and another for the refugee […]

Foundation awards $600,000 in Spring Grant Round

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation recently awarded grants to eight projects designed to improve children’s health. Recipients include Catholic Charities/NH Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Gather, Grow Nashua, UNH Sustainability Network, North Country Health Consortium and UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. The Foundation also selected its first strategic grantmaking partner, the UNH […]

Frequently asked questions about our new strategic grantmaking

During 2018, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation Board of Directors and its staff completed a strategic planning process that resulted in refinements to the foundation’s grant making and funding approach. Two of the foundation’s five funding priorities, Increase Access to Children’s Health and Dental Insurance Coverage and Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma are now […]

More than $800,000 in grant awards made in 2018

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded more than $800,000 during the 2018 program year. The funding benefitted 17 health-related initiatives and projects at nonprofit and community organizations across the state. The foundation’s grants address the health of New Hampshire’s youngest and most vulnerable children ages 0-5, their families, and the communities where they live. […]

Foundation Investment Yields Meaningful Return

A recent $3,600 grant by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation generated $800,000 in federal grant funding for the City of Manchester to provide services to children exposed to traumatic events. The foundation funded a grant writer for the city to apply for funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance to […]