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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, and to have funding needs listed on Greater Giving, our online giving platform for donors.

Explore our grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations

  • Career Pathways Partnership Grants Program

    Deadline: February 28, 2020

    The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire have launched the Career Pathways Partnership grants program to create career pathways for New Hampshire public school students — especially those furthest from opportunity — by supporting partnerships led by local chambers of commerce, nonprofit organizations or school districts that work collaboratively with area businesses and educational institutions.

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  • Community Grants Program - Express Grants

    Deadline: May 15, 2020

    This competitive grants program awards project support (a set of activities conducted during a specified period of time and with clear deliverables that further the organization’s mission or build organization capacity) of $5,000 or less to eligible organizations.

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  • Community Grants Program - Unrestricted Grants

    Deadline: August 6, 2020

    This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants that support an organization’s general operations as a whole rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort. This program was formerly called ‘Operating Grants.’

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  • Mary Gale Foundation

    Please check back for 2020 application deadline.

    The Mary Gale Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation that supports housing, health and other in-home services and programs for low-income women age 65 and older living in the Greater Manchester area.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Empower Coös Youth Grants Program

    Deadline: January 16, 2020

    The Empower Coos Youth Grants Program supports programs in Coos County, NH and Essex County, VT and surrounding communities in both states that focus on reducing carbon emissions; increasing extracurricular activities for youth; and strengthening community engagement. This grant program awards support of up to $10,000 to eligible organizations.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Local Grants Program

    Deadline: January 16, 2020 or July 16, 2020

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization. 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: January 16, 2020

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization. This grant program awards support of $20,001 to $300,000 to eligible organizations.

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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: January 13, 2020

    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

    Deadline: July 1, 2020

    The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to increasing environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Foundation’s Upper Valley Region.

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Grants for teachers, artists and public officials

  • Caroline and Martin Gross Fellowship

    Deadline: February 7, 2020

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

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  • Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical

    Deadline: February 14, 2020

    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:: April 20, 2020

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

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  • Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship

    Deadline: April 24, 2020

    The Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship program strives to raise public awareness about the value of excellence in education and to retain good public teachers in the New Hampshire’s North Country and in Essex County, VT.

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  • Louise Tillotson Teaching Professional Development Scholarship

    Please check back for 2020 application deadline.

    The Louise Tillotson Teaching Professional Development Scholarship offers North Country and Essex County, VT teachers scholarships for continuing education and professional development.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Community Practitioners Network

    Please check back for 2020 application deadline.

    The Community Practitioners Network is an 18-month program designed to advance the resiliency of Coös County and surrounding communities in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine by cultivating the leadership and networking skills of 15 talented local residents.

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  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Empower Coös Youth Grants Committee Member

    Deadline: April 15, 2020

    The Empower Coös Youth Grants Program seeks area high-school students from Coös County and surrounding communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to help decide how to award up to $30,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on reducing carbon emissions; increasing extracurricular activities; and strengthening community engagement.

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  • Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant

    Deadline: April 30, 2020

    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
  • Senior Community Grants Associate