Call For Fall Grant Applications

Call for Fall Grant Applications

The HNH Foundation Fall grant application process is now open

Our Fall 2018 grant cycle opens today. Funding requests in the range of $10,000 - $30,000 will be considered. Multi-year requests are not being accepted at this time.

All interested applicants are required to submit an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by August 15.

Organizations submitting a Letter of Inquiry that best meets HNH’s funding criteria will then be invited to submit a full application. Not all letters submitted result in an invitation to apply for a grant. 

Prior to submitting an Letter of Inquiry, we encourage you to review Our Funding Priorities and Eligible Activities, Preparing a Grant Application and other related grant information in the grantmaking section of the HNH Foundation website.

Our funding priorities are

  • Reduce and prevent childhood trauma
  • Increase access to children's health and dental insurance coverage
  • Promote oral health prevention for children through age five  
  • Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five
  • Reduce food insecurity


Registration is required

In order to access the online Letter of Inquiry, organizations must register with the HNH Foundation. Organizations seeking funding for more than one strategy within a grant cycle must submit a separate Letter of Inquiry for each strategy.

To create a new account or log on to an existing account, click here.



Examples of past grant awards may be found here.



Please contact HNH Foundation Program Director Patti Baum at 603-229-3260, ext. 12 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2018 Fall Grant Application Calendar

August 1

Grant application period opens

August 15

Letter of Inquiry due

September 4

HNH issues invitations to submit full application

September 28

Applications due

November 30

Grant awards announced

December 31

Grant award payments processed





The HNH Foundation 2017 Annual Report is now available

The HNH Foundation 2017 Annual Report is now available for viewing or to download. To view or download the report, pls click here.





HNH Foundation Issues Call for Legacy Award Nominations


The HNH Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2018 Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award. The award recognizes a New Hampshire not-for-profit organization (or an individual who works with one) for demonstrating exemplary and aspirational commitment or innovation in improving the health of New Hampshire’s children and families.

In recognition of their work, the recipient receives a check in the amount of $2,500.

Nominees should have advanced best practices in one of the HNH Foundation’s priority areas: increasing access to children's health and dental insurance coverage, promoting oral health, preventing childhood obesity, reducing food insecurity, or preventing and reducing childhood trauma. Nominees do not have to be current or past HNH Foundation grantees.

Award nominations will be accepted until June 22, 2018. The honoree will be notified in September.

Sandi Van Scoyoc was the founding president of the HNH Foundation. The award honors her commitment to improving the health of children and families. Previous recipients include Roberta Abodeely, school nurse at the Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua; Tammy Levesque, coordinator of the Laconia Health and Wellness Academy, Laconia School District; Krystal Alpers, Franklin’s Parks and Recreation Director; and Helene Mogridge, CEO of the Keene Family YMCA.

For more information and a nomination form click here.




2017 Grant Awards

2017 Awards -  $360,160
All Funding 2017 - $807,427


2017 Grant Awards


Award Purpose

Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma $64,782


Antioch University New England
Area Served: Manchester

Training for first responders, social service and mental health providers in trauma informed skills (based on audience) for children up to age 6 exposed to domestic violence.


New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Area Served: Statewide
  1. Provide Children Exposed to Domestic Violence training 15 crisis center shelter staff and 12 AmeriCorps members serving survivors of domestic violence with children.
  2. Train approx. 75-100 direct services providers statewide in understanding trauma in children and/or trauma informed services.
  3. Include childhood trauma in the domestic violence training curriculum for 100 NH police academy recruits and 20 sexual assault nurse examiners.


Turning Point Network
Area Served: Sullivan County

Conduct a needs assessment via interviews and focus group to inform new onsite services for children experiencing trauma as a result of witnessing domestic violence.

Prevent Childhood Obesity $10,000


Central New Hampshire Planning Commission
Area Served: Hillsboro

Through various outreach and planning activities produce a plan for the Town of Hillsboro to improve access to play for young children up to age 5 and their families.

Reduce Food Insecurity $143,767


Hunger Free Vermont
Area Served: Upper Valley

To develop the Hunger Council of the Upper Valley to reduce the incidence of hunger and food insecurity for children, families, and individuals in the region.


Merrimack County Conservation District
Area Served: Concord

To support ongoing assistance to refugee and New American women in the establishment of an International Farmers’ Market.


The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS)
Area Served: Greater Manchester, Concord

Expand educational programming about the uses, preparation, availability and health benefits of fresh produce items at farmers’ markets, CSAs and other venues.


Fair Food Network
Area Served: Goffstown, Allenstown, Laconia, Berlin

To pilot a Double Up SNAP incentive effort in retail grocers (this project is in partnership with five NH funders).


Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter
Area Served: 4 census tracts in Nashua

To plan, coordinate resources, and implement a course of action to bring access to fresh, healthy food to four target neighborhoods.


Cheshire County Conservation District
Area Served: Winchester

To establish, market and distribute locally produced fruits and vegetables for residents/families @ low income housing site

Promote Oral Health Prevention $28,971


University of New Hampshire, Inst. for Health Policy and Practice
Area Served: Upper Valley

Establish a six month learning collaborative to support up to five family medicine and pediatric clinics in integrating into well-care visits for children under 6 years with a particular focus on fluoride varnish application.

Increase Access to Health and Dental Insurance Coverage $96,782


ProgressNow Education
$96, 728
Area Served: Statewide

For ACA outreach and enrollment efforts, via social media, print materials, enrollment fairs

Other $11,850


Health Strategies of New Hampshire
Area Served: Statewide

To prepare a study and report of communities that benefit from increased investment in evidence based home visiting, quality child care and child care subsidy.


Bearcamp Valley School
Area Served: Tamworth

To purchase a commercial refrigerator for storing federally funded meals and snacks.

Fair Food Networking Meeting

Fair Food


Double Up stakeholder meeting presenters included (l-r) Eric Tinker, Associated Grocers of NE; Liz Alpern, Fair Food Network; Laura Edwards Orr, Red Tomato; Bob Fitzpatrick, Vista Foods; and Oran Hesterman, Fair Food Network


Double Up Food Bucks, a project of Fair Food Network, helps low-income families eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting American farmers and growing local economies.

Double Up matches the value of SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) when spent on locally grown fruits and vegetables with a financial benefit to local growers. Started in Michigan in 2009, Double Up is now a national model for SNAP incentives.

Fair Food Network partnered with the HNH Foundation in December to plan and host a gathering of New Hampshire grocery pilot project funders and food grantees. The meeting gave New Hampshire-based food system organizations the opportunity to learn more about the NH Double Up retail pilot and to problem solve issues like community outreach, the farm to grocery pipeline and USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant applications.

Double Up Food Bucks is made possible in New Hampshire by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, HNH Foundation, NH Charitable Foundation, Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation, Endowment for Health, and the You Have Our Trust Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.

Participating grocery stores include Sully's Superette locations in Allenstown and Goffstown; Berlin Marketplace, Berlin; and Vista Foods, Laconia. Additional sites are anticipated in 2018.