Grants

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nutrition Incentive Programs Give Low-Income Consumers Better Access to Healthy Food

Policy brief outlines case for public support and NH expansion // The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly called food stamps), is a long-established, well-known federally funded nutrition program that helps millions of low-income individuals and families buy groceries. One in nine families in the United States benefit from participation in the program. Approximately […]