Funded by The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation, initiative to Support NH nonprofit organizations with grants up to $10,000 each

(Manchester, NH) – Harvard Pilgrim Health Care today announced the launch of its
$40,000 Opioid Misuse Prevention, Recovery and Treatment Grants program. The grants
program, funded by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, will offer individual grants up
to $10,000 to local nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire that serve residents dealing with
opioid addiction with evidence-based prevention, treatment or recovery services.

“Given the severity of the drug crisis in New Hampshire, we felt it was important to step up and
support those organizations helping to prevent and treat individuals and their families affected
by opioid misuse in the state,” said William Brewster, M.D., Vice President of New Hampshire
Regional Market at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “Addiction is a disease, and with New
Hampshire leading the nation in overdose deaths per capita for fentanyl, we hope this grants
program will help organizations providing health, hope and support for freedom from

Grant funds must be used to:

  • Provide evidence-based prevention, treatment or recovery services to those with opioid addiction
  • Serve individuals from New Hampshire
  • Support projects that prove sustainability and provide measurement of results from current efforts as well as a plan to track and measure proposed services to be covered by grant.

The applicant must be a non-profit, 501(c)(3) program or organization. Grant requests can be for $5,000 or $10,000. Grants will be awarded in September 2018, with the expectation that funds will be used by March 30, 2019.

To receive an application and for further information, email All program questions should be directed to Susan Walsh by June 15, 2018. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 29, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. All applicants will be notified of award decisions by September 4, 2018.

About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members – and the communities we serve – to better health.

Founded by doctors nearly 50 years ago, we’re building on our legacy. In partnership with our network of more than 70,000 doctors and 182 hospitals, we’re improving health outcomes and lowering costs through clinical quality and innovative care management.

Our commitment to the communities we serve is driven by the passion of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Through its work, low- and moderate-income families are gaining greater access to fresh, affordable food—a cornerstone to better health and well-being.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Kim Winn