MANCHESTER, N.H. — Following a local selection process and competitive proposal evaluation, Bank of America awarded Amoskeag Health with $50,000 in grant funding, $25,000 over a two-year period, and the title of ‘Neighborhood Champion’ for 2019. Neighborhood Champions is a new initiative from Bank of America that supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility.
“Imagine a healthy and vibrant community with strong families and tight social fabric that ensures everyone has the tools they need to thrive and succeed. That’s the significance of this grant and we are so thankful to have a community partner like Bank of America that not only offers financial support but comprehensive organizational support,” stated Kris McCracken, President and CEO of Amoskeag Health.
The Neighborhood Champions program is invitation-only for nonprofits who are poised to take their work to the next level. In New Hampshire, the program will strengthen the bank’s commitment to advancing economic mobility and to developing nonprofit leadership. The $50,000 grant will help Amoskeag Health expand its capacity and further broaden its outreach to increase mission impact. In addition, the organization will receive virtual leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Neighborhood Champions program to New Hampshire,” said Ken Sheldon, New Hampshire market president at Bank of America. “Through flexible funding and leadership resources, partners like Amoskeag Health have the power to plan strategically for growth and long-term sustainability, and we look forward to seeing how this investment helps them advance their mission.”
Amoskeag Health, a 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center with four Manchester locations, is a leader in delivering high-quality, comprehensive health care to all ages. The primary health care practice accepts most major health insurance and has assistance designed specifically for low-income and underserved populations experiencing significant barriers to care.
For nearly 40 years, Amoskeag Health has provided children and adults with primary health care that integrates physical health with services to address overall well-being. In addition to primary care, Amoskeag Health provides optometry and podiatry services, interpretation in 62 different languages, food insecurities and nutrition counseling, prenatal and birthing care, family support programs, substance use counseling, and behavioral health services in a culturally sensitive setting. Amoskeag Health serves over 15,000 residents annually.
Amoskeag Health is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. Founded in 1980, Amoskeag Health Pediatrics, formerly Child Health Services, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all children regardless of ability to pay. Through its numerous support programs and wrap-around services, Amoskeag Health serves over 15,000 patients of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic statuses at four locations in Greater Manchester, NH. For more information visit www.amoskeaghealth.org