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Environmental Opportunity Grant Program

The Environmental Opportunity Grant Program is a one-time program providing small grants to organizations in New Hampshire doing work at the intersection of community and the environment. Specifically, we are seeking proposals for work in three areas: 1) Renewable energy and energy efficiency, either policy or practice; 2) Community action and education on priority issues determined by the local community, such as pollution, solid waste disposal, and food access; 3) Strategic land and fresh water conservation that provides equitable public access and/or advances public health goals.

  • Geographic focus

    Proposals must be focused on environmental work in New Hampshire within the Foundation’s eight regions: Capital, Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and Upper Valley.


  • Eligibility

    Applicants must be nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation that operate within New Hampshire. Other community groups that do not have US tax-exempt status may apply for funding if a 501(c)(3) organization serves as their fiscal sponsor.

  • Grant amount

    Applicants may request up to $5,000. This is a one-time, non-renewable grant opportunity.

  • Application deadline

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 5:00 pm Eastern time
    GrantSource will begin accepting applications on Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete and submit the online concept paper by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your application is awarded, you will be notified by the end of December.

Step 5

Publicize your grant.

If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.

Step 6


At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report through GrantSource. Applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.

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Rosalind Erwin
  • Rosalind Erwin
  • Senior Program Officer, Piscataqua Region