Grants

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: […]

Food insecurity intensifies during the COVID-19 crisis

Efforts to address policy and structural barriers underway / / The current COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted the economic stability of more vulnerable New Hampshire residents and may lead to further increases in food insecurity, according to a new Foundation-funded report by the NH Fiscal Policy Institute. Reducing food insecurity is one of the Foundation’s […]

Retired Goffstown teacher recognized with Van Scoyoc Award

Her Friday volunteers make sure children don’t go hungry over the weekend Three years ago, this year’s Sandi Van Scoyoc Award honoree Dianne Macon was approached and asked to start a weekend food program for children in Goffstown, New Boston and Dunbarton. Starting from scratch, the newly-retired teacher quickly recruited a team of volunteers and […]

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 […]

The secondary tidal wave

School closures and social isolation have adverse effects on children // A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like abuse or neglect suffer life-long effects. These stressors, known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, can lead to toxic levels of stress that can derail a child’s healthy development. Over […]

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 […]