Who We Are
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.
Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, with a focus on its most vulnerable children. We accomplish this through our grantmaking and partnering with stakeholders aligned with our mission.
The health and well-being of all vulnerable children and their families are our priorities.
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.
For more detailed information about the history, formation, and development of the HNH Foundation, read our history under the Publications tab.
If you have questions about our organization, please contact us via e-mail at
or call us at 603-229-3260.