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Foundation for Seacoast Health

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Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Foundation for Seacoast Health

100 Campus Dr., Ste. 1

Portsmouth, NH United States 03801-5892

Telephone: (603) 422-8200

URL: www.ffsh.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $45,008,431

Total giving: $702,685

EIN

020386319

BRIDGE Number

3299017334

Background

Incorporated in 1984 in NH as the Portsmouth Hospital Foundation; converted from the proceeds of the sale of Portsmouth Hospital to Hospital Corporation of America. Name changed in 1986 to Foundation for Seacoast Health

Purpose and Activities

The foundation invests its resources to improve the health and well being of Seacoast citizens. Funding particularly for affordable mental health services, preventative and restorative dental services, affordable child care and after school care, affordable primary medical care, and coordination and dissemination of health information related to identified priority needs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Edwina Foye Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who is a resident in one of the nine towns in the foundation area. The individual selected for this award must be pursuing a career in health and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and personal accomplishments. .

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field of study and are residents of Greenland, Newcastle, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, and Rye, NH; Eliot, Kittery, and York, ME.

Steven Cutter Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

A special award for an undergraduate student who is a resident in one of the nine towns in the foundation area for a minimum of two years pursuing a career in a health-related field of study. Applicant must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and personal accomplishments.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Infant care
  • Mental health care
  • Obesity
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $45,008,431 (market value)

Gifts received: $26,533

Expenditures: $2,566,954

Total giving: $702,685

Qualifying distributions: $1,790,202

Giving activities include:

$693,185 for 10 grants (high: $325,850; low: $500)

$9,500 for 6 grants to individuals (high: $3,500; low: $500)