Grant Programs

Everyday, nonprofit organizations provide essential services to communities throughout the state. Without these organizations, many citizens would go without food or shelter, our treasured landscape would be at risk and our most vulnerable citizens would not have access to vital services such as health or dental care. Grant awards from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation support this critical work and aim to maximize the effectiveness of the sector. Each of our grant programs has unique guidelines, application processes and deadlines.

General Grants for the Community

Community Grants Program: Express Grants
Grants of $5,000 or less. Express Grant funding may only be used for discrete project activities, and may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

Deadline                  GrantSource Opens
February 13, 2015 January 26, 2015
May 8, 2015 April 20, 2015
August 14, 2015 July 27, 2015


Learn more and apply >>

Community Grants Program: Project Grants
Grants of more than $5,000 and up to $20,000 (in regions) or $25,000 (statewide organizations)
Concept Paper Deadline: August 21, 2015 . GrantSource will begin to accept concept papers on July 8.
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Community Grants Program: Operating Grants
Grants of more than $5,000 and up to $20,000 (in regions) or $25,000 (statewide organizations)
Concept Paper Deadline: August 21, 2015. GrantSource will begin to accept concept papers on July 8.
Learn more and apply >>

Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire AMP NH Grant Program
For New Hampshire-based projects solving pressing problems and critical issues facing the state that will have amplified benefit with measurable results.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back in January 2016.
Learn more and apply >>

Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award
This award celebrates outstanding management, skill and talent within the nonprofit sector. Winners receive an unrestricted grant award of $3,500.
Deadline: July 17, 2015
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Special-Purpose Grants for the Community
Funding for specific fields of interest or geographic areas.

Substance Use Disorders: New Hampshire Youth SBIRT Initiative
To fund adopton of SBIRT to prevent substance use among youth.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline has passed. 
Learn more and apply >>

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund
For economic development, conservation and sustainable forestry, basic needs, and community safety net services in Coos County and bordering communities in Maine, Vermont, and Quebec.
Deadlines:  July 6, 2015. 
Learn more and apply >>

Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund
For work that will restore, protect, and/or enhance river shore land and wetland resources in the upper Connecticut River watershed, upstream of the White River confluence. 
Deadline:  The 2014 deadline has passed. Please check back on July 1, 2015.
Learn more and apply >>

Wellborn Ecology Fund
For environmental, ecology and place-based education programs in the Upper Valley.
Deadline:  NEW! Friday, September 18, 2015
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Grants for the Individual

Our programs advance the work of artists, civic leaders, and teachers.

Caroline L. Gross Fellowship
Allows a public official to attend a three-week summer seminar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Deadline:  The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back on December 1, 2015.
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Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical
Offers a New Hampshire public school teacher the opportunity to pursue a self-designed project while on paid leave.
Deadline:  The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back on October 31, 2015.
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Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant
Promotes artistic growth of visual artists and craftspeople in the Piscataqua Region of New Hampshire and Maine by providing financial support to meet professional development goals.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back in January 2016. 
Learn more and apply >>

Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship
Honors North Country K-12 teachers with a $10,000 to $15,000 award for excellence in education.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back in January 2016.
Learn more and apply >>

Louise Tillotson Teaching Professional Development Scholarship
Offers North Country teachers scholarships up to $1,000 for continuing education and professional development.
Deadline: The 2015 deadline has passed. Please check back in January 2016. 
Learn more and apply >>


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