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.
|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|
American Red Cross of NH/VT – Website Link
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
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
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
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
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
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
This grant will assist the Afterschool program with the purchase of healthy snacks for program participants.
Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative
Located in Claremont
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
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.