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Our History

The HNH Foundation was formed as the result of the merger between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Hampshire and Matthew Thornton Health Plan. The Foundation, incorporated in October of 1997, is organized and operates exclusively for charitable purposes. Two articles that provide a history of the HNH Foundation appeared in the New Hampshire Bar Journal.  The articles are available here.

Our Mission

To improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, with a focus on its most vulnerable children. 

Our Values

The health and well-being of all vulnerable children and their families are our priority.

The Foundation supports innovation with its inherent risk, as well as evidence-based and best-practice models which facilitate systemic change resulting in measurable, long-term results.

Though the Foundation values its independence as a decision-maker, it believes that the greatest potential to effectuate systemic change is through collaboration and constructive engagement with stakeholders at the local, regional, state and national levels.

The Foundation will conduct its business in an environment of respect for diversity and awareness of the importance of public involvement in order to be accountable to the needs of the community.

The Foundation will conduct its business in a manner that is financially responsible and that preserves the founding endowment while balancing the need to fulfill its mission.

We value our ability to act quickly and be flexible enough to accommodate changing needs when they are within the scope of our mission and goals.



If you have questions about our organization, please contact us via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone, at 603-229-3260.