Grants

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]

Case study: A Community Comes Together to Protect its Children

MANCHESTER N.H. — Police departments throughout the country respond to thousands of troubling incidents at residences each year where young children are present. These include domestic violence situations, overdoses, sexual assaults and suicide threats. A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like these may suffer life-long effects. […]

Investing in children: Double Up Food Bucks adds produce to the menu for low-income families

  Stretching a monthly budget for groceries can be a challenge for many families, but for beneficiaries of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) it is especially tough. Families that use SNAP often have to forgo buying fresh, nutritious local produce as it can be financially out of reach after buying other food staples […]

Foundation awards $600,000 in Spring Grant Round

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation recently awarded grants to eight projects designed to improve children’s health. Recipients include Catholic Charities/NH Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Gather, Grow Nashua, UNH Sustainability Network, North Country Health Consortium and UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. The Foundation also selected its first strategic grantmaking partner, the UNH […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]

Mapping the food landscape in New Hampshire

Even in a relatively well-off state like New Hampshire, food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—affects about one in ten residents. With support from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, the UNH Carsey Institute for Public Policy has published a new research brief that assesses New Hampshire’s food […]

Union Leader: NH Voices: Gail Garceau — With school out, we need safe routes for children

WITH SCHOOLS SOON to be out for the summer, it’s important for us all to remember to be on heightened alert for young children while driving — particularly through areas where kids will be traveling to get to parks and playgrounds. Unfortunately, walking and bicycling routes to playgrounds often have safety gaps that make it […]

Hillsborough kids may have safer routes to play

– Project evaluates how children can get more safely to parks and playgrounds –   Parks and trails are an important part of any community. They provide safe healthy places to play and explore. In a well-designed community, homes, parks, stores and schools are connected by safe walking and biking routes. Safe routes encourage children […]

Frequently asked questions about our new strategic grantmaking

During 2018, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation Board of Directors and its staff completed a strategic planning process that resulted in refinements to the foundation’s grant making and funding approach. Two of the foundation’s five funding priorities, Increase Access to Children’s Health and Dental Insurance Coverage and Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma are now […]