Endowment for Health Awarded More than $3.2 Million Over Past Twelve Months; Focus on Workforce, Economic Development Within Communities

November 3, 2022


The Endowment for Health awarded more than $3.2 million in grants over the past 12 months, supporting a selection of projects focused on workforce and economic development, as well as economic justice.

“The Endowment’s resources have been focused, in large part, to stabilizing and growing the healthcare and caregiving workforce as well as supporting economic development, especially at the community level,” said Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry. Over the past 12 months, the Endowment’s 2022 program year totaled $3,241,382 in grant awards representing 65 grants to 43 organizations with an average award size of $49,867.

The following grants are a sampling of recently funded projects:

Community Health Institute/JSI Research & Training, Healthcare Workforce Strategic Action Plan – $53,855 was awarded to launch a governance entity for statewide planning and collaboration to expand and support New Hampshire’s healthcare workforce.

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Minority Owned Business Lending Program – $25,000 to facilitate the resilience and growth of businesses owned by people of color that contribute to the vitality and health of New Hampshire by establishing a platform from which minority-owned businesses can access capital and technical assistance.

New Hampshire Center for Justice & Equity, Operating Support – $200,000 to advance issues of racial and economic justice for all residents of New Hampshire through a collective impact approach by providing backbone support.

Lamprey Health Care, NH Needs Caregivers Program – $8,900 to increase the health care workforce by providing bridge funding.

Maine Council on Aging, Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging – $15,000 to advance a regional approach to address the challenges and opportunities presented by a growing number of older adults in Northern New England by providing learning opportunities, networking and cross-sector collaboration for municipal, policy, advocacy and business leaders across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Foundation for Healthy Communities , Behavioral Health Clinical Learning Collaborative – $67,900 to improve the health of New Hampshire residents by increasing the quality of behavioral health crisis services provided in hospital emergency care departments and aligned community settings.

University of New Hampshire, Health Policy and Practice Analysis and Dissemination – $270,000 to engage a diverse set of constituents to identify policy solutions addressing health, social, and public health systems in New Hampshire through research and information dissemination to shape policy pathways.

New Hampshire Children's Trust, Inc., Family Services Elevation and Access – $40,000 to strengthen families throughout New Hampshire and reduce incidences of abuse and neglect by implementing a public awareness campaign focused on Family Resource Centers and the programs they offer.

Institute on Disability (UNH), Voices of Marginalized Persons Seeking to Access Behavioral Health Supports – $53,578 to address disparities and advance behavioral health equity in underserved and disproportionately affected populations by producing and disseminating videos that lift and amplify community voices with lived experience.

Early Learning NH, Child Care Business Support Program – $30,000 to strengthen the childcare sector and support its workforce by improving business and management resources and supports.

Child Trends Inc., Early Childhood Equity Movement: Reflecting and Sharing Lessons Learned – $50,000 to provide policy and decision makers with information that helps them understand and address the underlying structural factors that perpetuate inequities by amplifying diverse voices and perspectives to examine how social and structural determinants impact children’s outcomes in New Hampshire.