Program to bring local fresh vegetables and meat to inner city food deserts awarded $30,000

The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation to bring access to affordable fresh local food, including culturally appropriate vegetables and fruit, as well as eggs, milk and meat, to low income communities across Concord, Manchester and Nashua through its Fresh Start […]

North Country Project Trains Preschool Teachers About Oral Health

Goal is to improve oral health among youngest children / / The latest New Hampshire Third Grade Healthy Smiles-Healthy Growth Survey identified statistically significant oral health issues among children in Coos County. They had the highest prevalence of decay experiences and untreated decay and the lowest prevalence of dental sealants statewide. The survey discovered that […]

Foundation annual report available

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Over the last twenty-five years the Foundation has committed $16.5 million in total awards and field investments. It awarded nearly $1.8 million in grants and strategic investments in 2021 alone. Among other 2021 highlights, it refined its strategic […]

New Hampshire Contraceptive Access Assessment

Executive Summary In 2019, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation (NHCHF) implemented a strategic grantmaking model aimed at strengthening protective factors and early intervention practices to prevent or ameliorate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). One component of the model is the reduction of unintended pregnancy through increasing awareness and availability of all contraceptive methods so that […]

New Funding Priority Announced

Effective with the opening of it Spring grant round (February 1), the Foundation has combined its Preventing Childhood Obesity and Food Insecurity responsive grantmaking priorities into a new priority called Healthy Eating / Active Living. Projects eligible for support will promote access to affordable healthy foods or safe environments for physical activity. For more information […]

Foundation provides more than $1.5 million to improve children’s health

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation committed $1,511,589 in grant and directed funding in its latest grant round. The projects funded included efforts to improve children’s oral health, reduce food insecurity, address childhood trauma and increase opportunities for healthy eating or active living. The Foundation makes grants for terms ranging from one to three years. […]