Lincoln Financial Foundation is supporting New Hampshire agencies that feed the hungry and provide needed human services to at-risk adults and children through $55,400 in grants to eight local nonprofit organizations. These grants are a portion of nearly $500,000 in charitable funds that the Foundation has allocated for New Hampshire in 2014.
The Friends Program received $7,500 for its emergency shelter for homeless families, which provides 24-hour, 7-days-a-week service. The Friends Emergency Housing Program helps break the cycle of homelessness for families in Concord, which in recent years has experienced an increase in the homeless population. Homeless families receive intensive, community-based case management and short-term housing, aftercare and outreach services through the program. Support services, education and training help family heads acquire long-term skills and access resources to find and maintain permanent housing. The Friends Program partners with a Concord property management company to place sheltered families in transitional housing units. It then collaborates with colleague organizations that help the families find subsidized housing.
Other human services grants awarded include:
- $10,000 to Easter Seals New Hampshire for Military and Veterans Services, which provide care coordination for service personnel and veterans that enhance access to employment, appropriate housing and benefits, as well as provide emergency funding for groceries, gas, rent and home repair.
- $10,000 to Riverbend Community Mental Health for the Child Anxiety program, which creates school-based anxiety counseling groups for students in four Concord-area schools, and includes coinciding educational group meetings for parents.
- $8,400 to Capitol Region Food Program to pilot the inclusion of baby food and baby nutritional items in its monthly year round food distribution project.
- $6,000 to Grafton County Senior Citizens Council to fund per diem staff to collect and deliver donated food items, improving access to fresh foods for low-income senior citizens.
- $6,000 to New Hampshire Association for the Blind for peer support programs, which provide people who are newly blind or visually impaired with practical, real life solutions to everyday challenges.
- $5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association to provide a variety of support services for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease.
- $2,500 to Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association for its Better Choices, Better Health program, which helps seniors achieve improved health outcomes by addressing stress reduction, planning for the future, and improving communications with healthcare providers and family members.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation:
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development. The Foundation allocated almost $500,000 to support nonprofits in New Hampshire in 2013. Since 2006, Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $3.35 million to New Hampshire nonprofits.
About Lincoln Financial Group:
Lincoln Financial Group has set aside almost $10 million of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $216 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014. Learn more at www.LincolnFinancial.com.
Contact: Byron Champlin
Lincoln Financial Foundation