Manchester Team to Help Children Exposed to Violence

In spring 2016, the HNH Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 to the Manchester Community Health Center to launch ACERT, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team.  In partnership with the Manchester Police Department, local crisis advocates and behavioral health providers, ACERT will provide access to support services to Manchester children who witness violence.   The project is funded for three years. Read more about the ACERT project here.

Need Assistance With Obtaining Healthcare Coverage?

HNH Foundation does not provide healthcare coverage, nor do we provide consumer assistance.  However, we are happy to refer you to the following resources:

New Hampshire Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP): contact the NH Dept. of Health and Human Serivces at 800-852-3345, ext. 4344.


Covering New Hampshire

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A statewide effort by the New Hampshire Health Plan, Covering New Hampshire is the official, free resource for Granite Staters to learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace, the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and the new, affordable health insurance plans that are now available to you. Covering New Hampshire can help you get covered by:

  1. Helping you understand the new health care law and how it affects you.
  2. Serving as a resource to help you learn about the New Hampshire Health Protection Program and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
  3. Providing you details about the new health insurance plans that are available to Granite Staters through the Marketplace.
  4. Informing you about the financial assistance that is available to make health insurance affordable.
  5. Connecting you with the Health Insurance Marketplace and the New Hampshire Health Protection Program online or by phone.
  6. Connecting you with in-person assisters around New Hampshire who will help you through the enrollment process step-by-step.
  7. Connecting you with other New Hampshire organizations that are here to help you get covered.

HNH Foundation Welcomes Barbara Wauchope and Thomas Clairmont to the Board of Directors


The HNH Foundation has elected two new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board are:  Barbara Wauchope of Lee, NH, and Thomas A. Clairmont of Belmont, NH. According to HNH Foundation Board President Gail Garceau, “These new members bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help us maximize the impact of every grant we make on behalf of children and families across the state.”

Dr. Wauchope is an independent consultant who conducts evaluations and applied research for federal and state agencies and nonprofit organizations, particularly in the areas of child and family well-being and foundation grantmaking.  She is the former Director of the Carsey Evaluation Program at UNH’s Carsey Institute. Dr. Wauchope received her master's and doctoral degrees in sociology from the University of New Hampshire.

Mr. Clairmont is the retired CEO of LRG Healthcare, and has been affiliated with the Lakes Region General Hospital since 1971. He also has served as CEO of Franklin Regional Hospital. Mr. Clairmont’s educational background includes an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management.

HNH Foundation Awards $974,866 to Improve the Health of New Hampshire Children


The HNH Foundation awarded $974,866 in grants during its 2015 program year. The awards benefited 23 health-related initiatives and projects at non-profit and community organizations across the state.  The HNH Foundation makes grants to address systemic change to affect the health of New Hampshire’s youngest and most vulnerable children and their families. Grants awarded in 2015 included projects that support access to health and dental insurance coverage, oral health prevention services for young children and pregnant women, grass-roots efforts to increase affordability of locally-grown food, and improved capacity to help infants and young children experiencing trauma and preventing childhood obesity.

According to HNH Foundation President Gail Garceau, these grants, several of them multi-year awards, address the Foundation’s core mission: “We seek to support innovative ways to advance our funding priorities: preventing childhood obesity, promoting oral health prevention, improving access to children’s health and dental insurance coverage, increasing access to healthy, affordable food, and preventing or ameliorating the effects of childhood trauma.” Many of the 2015 grants focus on policy, system and environmental changes to achieve these goals, including creating safe places to walk and bike in both urban and rural areas, increasing participation in the Granite State Farmer’s Market Match program, and strengthening oral health preventive services in schools and WIC clinics.   Some grant recipients include the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, North Country Health Consortium, Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, NH Food Bank, NH Women’s Foundation, Families in Transition, and the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.


2015 Grants Awarded

Click here to download a list of the HNH Foundation's 2015 Grants

Just Published:  Spring 2016 RFP

On December 1, the HNH Foundation published guidelines for our five funding priorities:  obesity prevention, oral health, health and dental insurance coverage, food insecurity and childhood trauma.  We have also launched an online grant application and reporting system that will enable applicants to complete every step of the process, starting with the initial LOI (Letter of Inquiry), full application and progress reports.

Click here for Grant Guidelines and links to videos explaining how to register and use the online application system.