The foundation employs two grantmaking models, Responsive Grantmaking and Directed Grantmaking.
In our our traditional grantmaking vehicle, responsive grants are awarded for requests received in response to a biannual Call for Proposals.
In response to partners and grant applicants, New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation is shifting our responsive grantmaking from project related awards to general operating support. Beginning with the spring 2024 application cycle, opening on February 1, all applicants can apply for funding to be used to best support their organization.
Grant awards will be determined based on applications that demonstrate the organization’s commitment and ability to sustain or advance one of the NHCHF funding priorities.
The funding priorities for responsive grantmaking are:
- Promote healthy eating or active living by:
- Improving access to community-level physical activity for young children and families through policies or planning, or
- Improving participation in federal nutrition assistance programs for children and families, or
- Increasing availability of and access to affordable, culturally appropriate fresh and local foods for children and families at risk for food insecurity.
- Promote oral health for children through age five and / or pregnant women.
- Increase access to children’s health and dental insurance coverage.
Proposals for the directed grantmaking funding priority, Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma, are by invitation only.