Community Grants Program

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The Community Grants Program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within New Hampshire and our border communities. It is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing operating support, funding for innovation to increase impact, reduce costs, and/or increase efficiency and support for capacity-building activities or moment-in-time projects

Areas we fund

The Community Grants Program funds proposals that address one or more of the issue areas below, including but not limited to the areas of particular interest noted. The Foundation is interested in impacting the wellbeing of children and youth across all these issue areas.  

  • Health and Well-being
  • Education 
  • Environment
  • Arts and Culture
  • Economy
  • Civic Engagement - with particular interest in problem solving at the local, regional or statewide level by means of practices that foster productive civic dialogue on issues of public concern, effective self-governance, enhanced participation in deliberative processes, and the respectful exchange of differing views.  Recognizing that complex and divisive issues often make fruitful public discourse difficult, we seek to support processes that encourage inclusive and civil debate among those with divergent perspectives

In all the areas above, we have a particular interest in proposals that advance the following:

  • Innovations that will support new ways of doing business that will reduce costs, create efficiency or increase impact.
  • Advocacy; especially proposals that advance the interests of low-income and disadvantaged populations, where applicants seek to collaborate, share strategic leadership, or develop resources to benefit the wider advocacy field.

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Wendy Cahill

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Wendy Cahill at
603-225-6641 ext. 21249 or email


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