Responsive Grantmaking: Food Insecurity

New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Aug 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 30, 2020 (Full proposal), Feb 15, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Mar 31, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $60,000

Fields of work: Nutrition & Healthy Eating Food Access & Hunger

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: New Hampshire

Location of residency: New Hampshire

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About this funder:



New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, a statewide health philanthropy established in 1997, awards grants that support organizations, coalitions, and other tax exempt entities to advance the foundation funding priorities and goals. The priority populations are children up to age five and their families.

Funding Approach & Impact

The foundation employs two grantmaking models, Responsive Grantmaking and Strategic Grantmaking.

In our our traditional grantmaking vehicle, responsive grants are awarded for requests received in response to a biannual Call for Proposals. The focus areas for responsive grantmaking are to:

Food Insecurity


Reduce food insecurity by increasing opportunities for children and families to access affordable, healthy food.

Funding category



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.

Responsive Grantmaking: Single and Multi-Year

Applicants may submit a Letter of Inquiry for single year or multi-year funding.

Single Year and Multi-Year Awards 

Single year awards range from $10,000 – $20,000/year. Multi-year awards, up to three years, are available for $20,000/year or a maximum of $60,000. Multi-year funding is limited to pilot or pilot expansion projects that result in a policy, system, or environment change (PSE).

For an introduction to, and examples of policy, system, and environment change, click here. Letters of Inquiry for multi-year funding that do not result in an invitation to submit a full application will not be considered for one year funding.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • 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
    • 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)
    • Note: Applicant organizations must be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations


  • We Do 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