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HNH Foundation Grants

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote
Children's Health and Reduce Childhood Obesity, Trauma, and Food Insecurity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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HNH Foundation

LOI Date:

02/15/18

Deadline Date:

03/30/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and units of government for programs and projects that promote health and wellness, with a focus on vulnerable children. Eligible programs may focus on reducing food insecurity, reducing and preventing childhood trauma, preventing childhood obesity (with a focus on children through age five), promoting oral health for children through age five, and increasing access to children's health and dental insurance coverage. Priorities for each focus area are outlined below.

Reducing Food Insecurity - Goal: Reduce food insecurity by increasing opportunities for children and families to access affordable, healthy food. Funding strategies include:

- Support for research-informed, emerging and promising practices to increase participation in federal nutrition and food assistance programs for children and families.
- Support research-informed, emerging and promising practices to increase availability of and access to affordable, culturally appropriate fresh and local foods for children and families at risk for food insecurity.
- Data collection, analysis, communication and advocacy to increase awareness of food insecurity across NH and build public support for policies and practices that increase participation in federal nutrition programs and increase access to affordable, culturally appropriate, fresh and local foods for children and families at risk for food insecurity.

Reducing and Preventing Childhood Trauma - Goal: Strengthen protective factors and early intervention practices to prevent or ameliorate childhood trauma and other adverse childhood experiences. Funding strategies include:

- Demonstration and replication of research-informed, emerging and promising practices to promote safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and caregivers to prevent childhood trauma
- Embed capacities for trauma-informed care in all early child-serving environments
- Data collection, analysis, communication and advocacy to increase public support and funding of policies and practices to promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and caregivers, and embed capacities for trauma-informed care in early child-serving environments.

Preventing Childhood Obesity - Goal: Enhance places to be active and increase consumption of healthy food for children up to age 5. Funding strategies include:

- Support for establishing and sustaining coalitions or partnerships that result in communities with increased access to healthy food and enhanced places for physical activity, for NH children up to age 5 and their families.
- Support for activities to establish local level policies and practices to promote healthy eating and active living for children up to age 5 and their families.
- Data collection, analysis, communication and advocacy to increase awareness of childhood obesity across New Hampshire for children up to age 5, and build support for state and local policies and practices to prevent childhood obesity.

Promoting Oral Health Prevention - Goal: Promote oral health prevention for children through age five and pregnant women. Funding strategies include:

- Support the development of a system to train and certify public health dental hygienists.
- Implement evidence-based oral health prevention education by primary care providers for children up to age 5, and reproductive age women.
- Data collection and analysis, communication and advocacy to increase access to oral health preventive care in children up to age 5, and reproductive age women.

Increasing Access to Children's Health and Dental Insurance Coverage - Funding Strategy:

- Due to recent and several changes to the health and dental care coverage landscape both nationally and in New Hampshire, the HNH Foundation has been responding to needs as they emerge. This includes convening stakeholders to address Medicaid Expansion; collecting, analyzing and disseminating data to inform outreach and enrollment activities; monitoring CHIP legislation and funding to assure program retention; and other emerging needs.
- For now, the HNH Foundation is encouraging organizations and agencies to contact Patti Baum, Program Officer, to discuss your ideas before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.

HNH Foundation Grantmaking Approach:

In order to amplify the impact of its grant funding, HNH Foundation prioritizes support for organizations that strive to accomplish the following:

- Systems change that can ultimately be sustained beyond HNH Foundation funding
- Strengthen or expand existing work and lift up an emerging field (capacity building)
- Strengthen collaborative approaches through development of shared tools, trainings, protocols, and grantmaking
- Demonstrate and replicate research-informed, emerging and promising practices
- Inform and advance a foundation goal through data collection and analysis, research, or planning

Eligible Activities:

The following activities are eligible for funding. The activities are designed to support the strategies within each funding priority:

- Planning to inform, identify, prioritize and improve health outcomes
- Capacity building to strengthen existing services to increase or improve outcomes
- Convening and partnership development
- Collaborative approaches to strengthen and sustain high quality services
- Data collection, program evaluation, research and dissemination
- Organizational capacity building specific to an HNH Foundation funding priority/strategy
- Organizational and field leadership development
- Demonstration of emerging or promising practices to build the evidence base within HNH Foundation priority funding areas
- Strategies to address racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities within the Foundation’s priority funding area

The HNH Foundation awards general operating support, by invitation only, to statewide agencies and organizations closely aligned with the Foundation's mission.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158252

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests in the range of $10,000 to $30,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

Funding requests for one year only will be considered. The Foundation is not accepting multi-year requests at this time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:

- Tax-exempt organizations under any part of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
- State or local government agencies or a unit of government

Please Note:

- Grassroots organizations, collaboratives, or coalitions may apply under the auspices of a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor (fiscal sponsorship information is gathered in the Letter of Inquiry phase).
- Applicant organizations must be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

The Foundation Does Not Fund:

- Biomedical research
- Capital campaigns
- Expenses already incurred
- Fundraising events
- Out of state projects that do not benefit New Hampshire
- Sectarian or religious programs
- Support for political activities, i.e. lobbying
- International travel expenses
- Organizations or projects that discriminate based on age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national or ethnic origin

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Overview: http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant

All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to be considered for HNH Foundation funding. Not all LOI receive an invitation to submit a full application. Please read the instructions below (or view the video) before beginning an LOI.

- Applicant Tutorial Document: See Supporting Documents below
- Applicant Tutorial Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYIBIKyW83Y
- Online Organization Registration Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE (The video provides a 5-minute overview of the registration process.)

Grant Application Calendar - Spring 2018:

- Grant Application Period Open (online LOI posted): February 1, 2018
- Letter of Inquiry Due: February 15 *If you are seeking funding for more than one strategy within a grant cycle, you must submit a separate Letter of Inquiry for each strategy.
- Invitation to Submit Full Application: Notification by March 1 *Not all Letters of Inquiry result in an invitation to submit a full application (Budget Form and Logic Model for grant application are attached below.)
- Application Due: March 30
- Grant Awards Announced: May 31
- Grant award payments will be processed by July 1

HNH Foundation Funding Priorities:

The HNH Foundation has five funding priorities (click a priority to see the related strategies):

1. Reduce food insecurity: http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant/food-insecurity
2. Reduce and prevent childhood trauma:http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant/childhood-trauma
3. Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five: http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant/obesity-prevention
4. Promote oral health prevention for children through age five: http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant/promoting-oral-health-prevention
5. Increase access to children's health and dental insurance coverage: http://www.hnhfoundation.org/general-grantmaking-info/apply-for-a-grant/health-and-dental-coverage

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=hnh

Questions: If you have questions, contact Patti Baum, Program Officer, at pb@hnhfoundation.org.

General Contact Information:

HNH Foundation
49 South Main Street, Suite 204
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-229-3260
Fax: 603-229-3259
Email: info@hnhfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire