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Manuel Ramirez and Cecilia Ulibarri in front of a mural painted by Cecilia in the new headquarters of Positive Street Art in Nashua. Read more.

Manuel Ramirez and Cecilia Ulibarri in front of a mural painted by Cecilia in the new headquarters of Positive Street Art in Nashua. Read more.

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New Hampshire's nonprofit organizations help make New Hampshire a great place to live.
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of New Hampshire citizens, the Foundation awards thousands of grants every year to organizations doing critical work in our communities, and improving quality of life for all. Together, we are doing great things.

What we fund

Through our competitive grant programs, we fund programs and operations of qualified nonprofits working in the areas of health and well-being, civic engagement, education, economic development, environmental protection and arts and culture.

We also make grants to nonprofit partners working in specific areas of strategic Foundation priorities – like fighting substance use disorders and increasing youth opportunity.

And we work closely with generous donors to connect them with funding opportunities that match their areas of interest in fulfilling community needs. Please create an organizational profile on GrantSource to help us connect your work with donor interest.

Explore our grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations

  • Community Grants Program - Express Grants We will not be offering our 2023 Express Grants program

    As we work to improve our Community Grants program for the long-term, in 2023 we will offer a single, one-year, Unrestricted Grant program with awards of up to $20,000. There will be no Express Grants awarded in 2023.

    If your organization was planning to apply for an Express Grant, please consider applying to our 2023 Unrestricted Grant program.

    Learn more about why we’re making this change.

  • Community Grants Program - Unrestricted Grants Deadline: September 8, 2023

    As we work to improve our Community Grants program for the long-term, in 2023 we will offer a single, one-year, Unrestricted Grant program with awards of up to $20,000. There will be no multi-year Unrestricted Grants awarded in 2023. Learn more about why we’re making this change.

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  • Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation - Small Grants Program Deadline: October 18, 2023

    The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation small grants program is open to nonprofit organizations serving Strafford County residents working on access to care challenges. Access to care may include: substance use disorder, food security, housing, senior services, transportation and logistics, culturally appropriate care, awareness of services, care coordination and patient motivation.

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  • Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation - Targeted Grants Program Deadline: October 18, 2023

    The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation targeted grants program is open to nonprofit organizations focusing on increasing access to dental, maternal and mental/behavioral health care, serving Strafford County residents.

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  • Mary Gale Foundation The Mary Gale Foundation grantmaking program is now being managed by Granite United Way. For more information please contact Susan Howland at fhfna.ubjynaq@tenavgrhj.bet.
  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Dash-Grants Program Deadline: Rolling

    The Dash–Grants Program supports projects that focus on sustainable community and economic development in Coös County, NH and communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and the MRC De Coaticook in Québec, Canada that share a border with Coös County.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Local Grants Program Deadline: January 18, 2024 or July 18, 2024

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and the MRC De Coaticook in Québec, Canada that share a border with Coös County. This grant program awards support of $20,000 or less to eligible organizations.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Large Grants Program Deadline: Rolling

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and the MRC De Coaticook in Québec, Canada that share a border with Coös County. This grant program awards support of $20,000 to $300,000 to eligible organizations.

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  • New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program Applications closed for 2023; please check back in February for 2024 deadlines

    The New Hampshire Library Technology Grant Program awards grants of up to $10,000 to community libraries to support online access, technology upgrades, distance learning and staff development.

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  • Nonprofit Loan Program Deadline: Rolling

    The Nonprofit Loan Program is focused on strengthening nonprofits, helping them have greater impact in the community, through sound financial management and greater access to working capital.

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  • Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund Deadline: December 4, 2023

    The fund supports restoration, protection, and enhancement of the river, wetlands, and shore lands within the Connecticut River watershed upstream of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River at White River Junction, VT and West Lebanon, NH.

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  • Wellborn Ecology Fund - School-based Project Grants Deadline: Rolling

    The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to using “the power of place” to increase environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Upper Valley. Since 2013, the Foundation has been focusing Wellborn resources to increase access to place-based ecology education for children and youth, with particular emphasis on K-12 and early childhood education centers in underserved communities.

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Grants for teachers, artists and public officials

  • Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024

    The Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship honors individuals for their extraordinary work in public service.

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  • Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024

    Each year, the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical awards a year-long leave of absence to an exceptional New Hampshire public school teacher.

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  • David M. Brooks Music Fund Deadline: December 4, 2023

    The David M. Brooks Music Fund supports music education in New Hampshire’s public schools.

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  • Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship For 2024, the Charitable Foundation will not be accepting applications for the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship.

    As part of the implementation of Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund’s new strategic plan, Foundation staff will be working with past fellowship recipients, plus other North Country educators and nonprofit partners to align the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship with the Tillotson Fund’s vision and principles, and determine the structure of the fellowship going forward.

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  • Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant Deadline: April 30, 2024

    The Artist Advancement Grant Program provides financial support to individual visual artists and craftspeople in the Piscataqua Region to promote their artistic growth.

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Wendy Cahill
  • Wendy Cahill
  • Senior Community Engagement and Impact Associate