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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.


The HNH Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of five new board members and a new finance & administration manager.

We would also like to thank departing board member Elaine Van Dyke who served for six years on our board.

 Bibby BagleyBobbie D. Bagley of Londonderry has twenty years of experience in the field of public health services and currently serves under the Mayor of Nashua as the city’s Director of the Division of Public Health and Community Services. Her experience includes developing and implementing programs to promote, protect and preserve health and safety through assessment, policy and delivery of services. Bobbie also developed the undergraduate and graduate public health programs at Rivier University and served as its Director of Public Health Programs.






Benjamin ChanDr. Benjamin Chan, MD, MPH of Lebanon is the State Epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services. His work at the Department of Health and Human Services involves providing medical and epidemiology support to the Division of Public Health Services where he has been involved in responding to emerging infectious disease outbreaks and to emerging environmental health concerns around drinking water contamination.







Matthew BoyleMatthew Boyle, CFP® of Hopkinton is the Branch Manager for Waddell & Reed’s New England Complex in Bedford. He has been involved in financial services for more than 20 years, providing investment and planning solutions to families, non-profits and businesses. As the firm’s branch manager for Bedford, Matt supports a team of financial advisors through acquisition and transition, practice development and market engagement, as well as supervision and business succession strategies.





Deborah FournierDeborah Fournier of Exeter is Senior Director, Clinical and Community Connections, Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. Previously, she served as New Hampshire Medicaid Director. Before joining New Hampshire DHHS, Deborah was the Policy Analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute where she led strategic planning and implementation of health care policy and advocacy. She holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.






Roland LamyRoland Lamy of Bow is a Principal at Helms & Company, Inc., where he provides clients with expertise in health care provider contract negotiations, physician practice management, healthcare business valuation and evaluation of commercial insurance options for employers and government agencies. Prior to joining Helms & Company, Roland served as the Assistant Director of Health Planning and Medicaid for New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. He is the former chair of the NH Healthy Kids Corporation.







Leslie CraigenLeslie Craigen, MHA of Barrington has joined the HNH Foundation as its Finance & Administration Manager. She is experienced in financial planning and analysis, budgeting, multi-year forecasting, business operations and modeling, database reporting and project management. She worked with Kindred Healthcare for many years and was most recently Executive Director of Kindred at Home, a home health agency providing care to clients in York County, Maine.







Continuing Board Members

Kathleen Crompton, Chair
Director of Special Projects, Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Thomas A. Clairmont, Vice Chair
Pam Brown, Treasurer
President, Brown Performance Group
Steven Paris, MD, Secretary
Dartmouth Hitchcock Regional Medical Director, Community Group Practices
Alisa Druzba
Section Administrator, NH DHHS Rural Health and Primary Care
Mel Gosselin
CEO, Girls at Work
John Hunt
NH House of Representatives
Lisa Kaplan Howe
Senior Advisor, Public Consulting Group
Kathleen Mongan Thies, RN, PhD
Consultant, Health and Health Care
Barbara Wauchope, PhD
Consultant, Former Director of the Carsey Institute Evaluation Program




HNH Foundation Steps In To Fill Void In Obamacare Outreach

HNH Foundation made an emergency grant this week of nearly $100,000 in response to a gap created by a 90% cut in government funding for promoting ACA health insurance enrollment. Marketing has been key to increase consumer awareness of where and when to enroll. In addition, marketing efforts will remind consumers about the shortened deadline for enrollment; the 2017 enrollment period has been cut from 12 to six weeks.

More than 50,000 Granite Staters enrolled in health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplace last year.

One of the HNH Foundation’s leading priorities is to increase access to children’s health and dental coverage. Access to health insurance is essential for children to get the health care they need, most importantly preventative care.

“The Affordable Care act has been hugely successful in increasing the number of New Hampshire residents with health insurance,” said HNH Board Chair Kathy Crompton.

“We were concerned that the cut in federal funds for promotion combined with the shorter enrollment period would put many people at risk of losing their insurance coverage and we needed to do something quickly to address that.”

Kathy Crompton, HNH Board Chair

 In an emergency session, the Foundation board voted to provide $96,000 to Granite State Progress Education Fund; they are working with the New Hampshire Health Care Coalition to support statewide and targeted outreach efforts. HNH Foundation funding will be used to support paid advertising, publicity, print material distribution, and outreach at public events to those previously enrolled in the ACA marketplace and currently uninsured.

The goal is to bolster and support outreach efforts currently underway and broaden the outreach campaign to regions of the state that are not covered by other efforts. 

The NH Health Care Coalition will generate more awareness of the open enrollment period from November 1 to December 15 and drive consumers to opportunities for direct assistance to get enrolled. The group is coordinating with organizations such as Bi-State Primary Care, which has federal funding for the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers to help enroll eligible families.

“Our mission is to improve the health and wellness of our population, most importantly our most vulnerable children,” said HNH President Gail Garceau. “Children can’t sign up for their own health insurance. Parents have to know this opportunity is available and act on it for their children to have access to health care.  It’s critically important.“

“We are thankful to the HNH Foundation for their support of this critical work, and we’re hitting the ground running to increase public awareness of the open enrollment period,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress Education Fund.

Rice Hawkins added that access to health care coverage allows families to go to the doctor when they are sick, and detect or address health problems before they become something more serious. She has assembled an extensive network of statewide advocacy and grassroots organizations working together on outreach.

“It is important for families to sign up by December 15th to ensure they have this important health coverage. We encourage people who are interested in helping to spread the word about enrolling in a health care plan to contact our office and join the statewide outreach effort,” Rice Hawkins said.

The Affordable Care Act open enrollment period began November 1 and runs through December 15.