NHEC Foundation Awards $60,000 in Grants to Nonprofits by NHEC | Oct 10, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments Since 2006, the NHEC Foundation has awarded more than $3 million to charities and non-profit organizations that are working to improve the quality of life in NHEC service territory. The grant awards below were announced recently by the NHEC Foundation Board of Directors. ORGANIZATION GRANT DISTRICT American Red Cross of NH/VT – Home Fire Campaign $7,500 Sunapee/Raymond Carroll County YMCA – Camp Huckins – Camp Scholarships $2,000 Ossipee/Conway Circle Program – New Mentor Support $4,500 Plymouth New Hampshire Food Bank – Mobile Food Pantry / Food Pantry Credits $20,000 Statewide/Colebrook Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH – Farm Share Program $5,000 Statewide Pemi Valley Habitat for Humanity – A Brush with Kindness $5,000 Plymouth Plymouth Park & Recreation Afterschool Program – Snack Program $1,901 Plymouth Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative – Program Expansion $5,000 Sunapee White Mountain Community Health Center – Navigator Program $10,000 Conway TOTAL $60,901 American Red Cross of NH/VT – Website Link $7,500 The Red Cross of NH and VT approached the Foundation with the goal of targeting their Home Fire Campaign toward towns within our Sunapee and Raymond districts. Our grant of $7,500 will allow the Red Cross, along with the support and guidance of emergency officials, to make 150 homes safer by installing new smoke alarms and helping to educate our members about the importance of fire safety and an emergency plan in the event of a home fire. Carroll County YMCA – Camp Huckins – Website Link Located in Freedom $2,000 Funding will allow two girls from Carroll County to attend the 2019 camp session. This grant will target underprivileged families who might not be able to afford to attend Camp if not for our grant. Circle Program – Website Link Located in Plymouth $4,500 Funding will help Circle program sustain their mission of providing girls from low-income New Hampshire families with new opportunities to learn the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives. New Hampshire Food Bank – Website Link $20,000 This large grant will serve two purposes; 1. Allow NHEC and the NHEC Foundation to continue hosting our annual Mobile Food Pantry in Colebrook, NH in early 2019. 2. Enable the Foundation to “gift” account credits at the NH Food Bank to 30 different local pantries across our service territory! This will be the 3rd year of gifting account credits which mean so much to the food pantries during the holiday season when the need for food greatly increases. Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH (NOFA) – Website Link Located in Concord $5,000 Funding will support the Farm Share Program. NOFA piloted this program last year with great success. With our support, we will work directly with NOFA to identify farm stands within our service area that will directly benefit our members that are interested in taking advantage of farm sharing but that might not have the means to do so. Pemi Valley Habitat for Humanity – Website Link Located in Plymouth $5,000 This grant will support Pemi Habitats program, A Brush with Kindness. This program works to help low-income homeowners with home repairs/improvements. All projects will be located within NHEC service area. Plymouth Park & Recreation Afterschool Program – Website Link $1,901 This grant will assist the Afterschool program with the purchase of healthy snacks for program participants. Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative Located in Claremont $5,000 Funding will help Sullivan County expand their community dental program which will directly benefit those members living in our Sunapee district. White Mountain Community Health Center (WMCHC) – Website Link Located in Conway $10,000 Funding will allow WMCHC to continue offering their Navigator Program. The Navigator offers a critical service to patients to help them navigate the sometimes overwhelming process of insurance coverage, plans and other options, especially for patients with no access to a computer.