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Community Grants Program Application Requirements and Questions

Please create and/or update your GrantSource organizational profile with the most up-to-date information. This will include your organization’s:

  • Mission statement
  • Operating budget
  • A list of your current board of directors
  • Most recent IRS 990 filing (or New Hampshire Charitable Trust financial form if 990 is not required by the IRS due to organization size)
  • An audit and/or strategic plan are not required, but please upload these documents to the appropriate sections of the GrantSource organizational profile if you have them available
  • GrantSource eligibility checklist responses are required and are to be certified by the Executive Director/CEO, Board Chair, or Board Treasurer (Other staff certifications will not be accepted)

When you begin your Community Grants program application in GrantSource, you will be asked to complete the following:

  1. Mission statement: Your organization’s mission statement will auto-populate from your organizational profile
  2. Organization impact: What has been your organization’s impact on its community or constituents in recent (under 5) years?
  3. Type of support:
    a. Unrestricted operating support: How will the grant help build organizational capacity to advance your goals and strategies?
    b. Project-based support: Please describe your project including a narrative description, intended outcomes, community partners that might be involved, and other information that might be helpful
  4. Additional information (optional): Is there anything else you would like to share?
  5. Financials/Budget
    a. Number of years of support requested: Dropdown menu selections (1 year or 2 years)
    b. Request amount per year: Response box to request up to $15,000 per year
    c. Upload budget: For project request – upload a project budget in any form (or use sample template); for unrestricted request – upload most recent budget-to-actual final fiscal year report