Since 1986 the Foundation has invested over $78 million dollars to improve the health of the Seacoast community, including $31.2 million in grants to 140 Seacoast nonprofit and public organizations.
OUR FUNDING INITIATIVES
Since 1999, providing below market rents to Seacoast nonprofit organizations at the Community Campus has represented the primary community investment made by the Foundation. In total we have invested $45.2 million in the Campus.
Proposals for Foundation for Seacoast Health grants are currently by invitation only and are focused in the areas of health promotion, health protection, preventive health services, training, and education. To be considered for funding, organizations must be a public charity and 501c3 with a main base of operations in one of the nine communities within the Foundation’s service area (Portsmouth, Newington, New Castle, Greenland, Rye, and North Hampton, NH; and Kittery, Eliot, and York, ME).
2017 & 2018 GRANTEES
Families First of the Greater Seacoast — $350,000
New Heights Adventure for — $100,000
White Pine Programs — $10,000
Seacoast Community School — $2,500
Krempels Center — $539
Workforce development grant
The Foundation for Seacoast Health recognizes the importance of ongoing staff training and development in an organization’s success. In addition, the current healthcare environment has resulted in a greater demand for specialized credentials &/or licensure for certain disciplines. Often, the cost associated with staff development or required training is a barrier for organizations and/or their staff. The Foundation for Seacoast Health workforce development grant is aimed at easing this financial burden.
An applicant organization’s home office must be in one of the following towns: Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, Greenland, Newington and North Hampton, New Hampshire: Kittery, Eliot and York, Maine. Individuals benefiting from the training must be employed in an education, social service or health related field. Preference will be given to those health-related fields/careers experiencing a current workforce shortage.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by April 1st of each year. The maximum annual award is $2,500, and funding will be provided based on the proposed training schedule as outlined in the application. Recipients will be notified by May 1st and will be invited to attend a breakfast hosted by the Foundation for Seacoast Health Board of Trustees in their honor.