Six organizations awarded Spring 2021 grants

In its Spring grant round the Foundation awarded six organizations support totaling $210,000. Recipients included: Amoskeag Health, Manchester – $60,000 over three years to combine home visiting with increased access to food through awareness of federally funded nutrition programs and cooking classes. Granite United Way – $20,000 for SNAP enrollment training for agency staff in […]

Preparing for the Child Health Surge

Free, virtual event, May 26, 2021 // THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN While the pandemic has affected our society at all levels, what are the short and long-term effects of social isolation and household financial stress on young children expected to be? And how might we strategize now to help children and […]

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 […]

Despite efforts, food insecurity in U.S. remains stubbornly static

New report outlines recommendations A recently released literature review by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire attempts to untangle the relationships between different elements of food security and to identify the role that each component plays in producing food-secure populations, and in turn, healthy, well-nourished families and children. The […]

Spring 2021 Grant Round Open

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 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: […]