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Families enjoy a warm spring day at Rochester Common. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Families enjoy a warm spring day at Rochester Common. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation

Creating healthier futures

The new foundation is partnering with the Charitable Foundation to help improve the health and well-being of residents in Strafford County.

The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and well-being and reduce the burden of illness of people  in Strafford County and surrounding communities.


GRCHF will award grants, make program-related investments, and provide other financial assistance to health and social service programs, organizations and projects that benefit the community.

GRCHF is a “supporting organization” of the Charitable Foundation, drawing on the Charitable Foundation’s community knowledge and financial and investment expertise to meet its mission.

GRCHF is being funded with proceeds from the sale of the nonprofit Frisbie Memorial Hospital to HCA Healthcare, Inc. As presented to the community prior to the sale last year, it is expected GRCHF will exceed $20 million in assets once the remaining sale transaction obligations and escrows are concluded.

To learn more about this new partnership, please read the press release.

GRCHF Board of Directors

Learn more about the seven-member governing board that will oversee grantmaking for the Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation.

Jennifer Gullison, RN, MSN, Rochester, NH

Brian Hughes, Greenland, NH

Sandra Jalbert, Rollinsford, NH

Frank Jones, Rochester, NH

Betsey Andrews Parker, MPH, Dover, NH

Raude Raychel, Somersworth, NH

Emmett Soldati, Somersworth, NH

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Anne Phillips
  • Anne Phillips
  • Director of Grantmaking