Step Up Parents selected for Angel Grant from the Foundation of Seacoast Health

Seacoast - On June 28, Step Up Parents was honored to receive an Angel Grant from the Foundation of Seacoast Health for its mission which helps support kinship families. The 2-year, $25,000 grant will be used to impact the lives of individuals who reside in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.

At a beautiful reception at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club, 20 local nonprofits were given a total of $600,000 in grant awards. Grantees understand that the funds must be used to impact the lives of individuals in the Foundation Service area, including Portsmouth, Rye, Greenland, Newington, New Castle, and North Hampton, New Hampshire; and York, Kittery, and Elliot, Maine. 

"This grant will help us not only help kinship families in the Seacoast but will help enable us to expand our mission to Southern Maine in 2023," reported Denyse Richter, Executive Director of Step Up Parents. 

Following the sale of the Community Campus to the City of Portsmouth, the Trustees, led by Chair Tim Durkin, wanted to infuse funds quickly into the community. Trustees were asked to nominate nonprofits that make a difference in the health and well-being of Seacoast residents. As a result, 20 deserving organizations of various sizes and representing a range of sectors received a grant between $25,000 and $50,000.

“We are thrilled to let you know that Step Up Parents has been selected by the Foundation for Seacoast Health Board of Trustees to receive an Angel Grant," said Deb Grabowski, CEO of the Foundation. "Thank you for all you and your staff do to improve the health and well-being of Seacoast residents."

About Step Up Parents
Founded in 2019 and based in Portsmouth, NH, Step Up Parents offers financial assistance to relative caregivers in New Hampshire who have selflessly stepped up to be surrogate parents to children whose parents struggle with substance use disorder. We are dedicated to honoring the efforts of these caregivers, preserving their dignity, and responding to their families' immediate needs. Step Up Parents believes that even heroes need a hand.