The Endowment for Health is a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people, especially those who are vulnerable and underserved.
The Endowment was established in 1999 as a result of the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield New Hampshire to Anthem Insurance. We carefully manage our assets on behalf of New Hampshire's people and distribute a percentage of these funds each year in accordance with the IRS rules for private foundations. We are not donor based, nor do we engage in fundraising.
Like most foundations, grantmaking is the Endowment's primary tool. We work for systemic change that can improve the health of New Hampshire's people.
Since 2001, the Endowment has awarded 755 grants, totaling more nearly $32 million to support a wide range of health-related programs and projects in New Hampshire.
The Endowment also uses its voice and influence to lead others toward health-related policy change. We often act as a catalyst and convener to help move important issues forward - especially when others are unable to speak out. We also support and promote exemplary nonprofit and philanthropic practices to help health-related organizations become stronger throughout the state and beyond.