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 communities in Manchester, Concord and Nashua; research on food insecurity, availability and affordability in the state; and improving oral health for low-income children in the state.

All award terms are one year, unless indicated.



Award: $70,000/3 years  – Area Served: Rochester

Reach and feed 400-500 Rochester area children during summer & school vacations with a mobile market. Reduce food waste. Define/document  key activities that are instrumental to this model’s successful replication.

New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute

Award: $15,000 – Area Served: Statewide

Research to inform a variety of audiences regarding the challenges families with low incomes have in obtaining basic necessities, such as food. The research will look at the elevated levels of food insecurity in New Hampshire and describe the trends in both well-being and costs faced by those who are food insecure.

Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS)

Award: $20,000 – Area Served: Manchester, Nashua, Concord

Increase access to healthy, locally grown, culturally appropriate produce in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua, and the viability of refugee farmers’ businesses through scaling the Fresh Start Farms mobile market.

UNH Carsey School of Public Policy

Award: $17,000 – Area Served: Statewide

Research and report specific ways that food availability, affordability, accessibility, and quality link to measured food security and child/family health outcomes.


New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition

Award: $27,000 – Area Served: Statewide

General  operating support to enable the Coalition to respond to emerging community needs.

The Foundation’s next grant round opens February 1, 2020.