Applicants must be incorporated and located in New Hampshire and a significant proportion of those served must be New Hampshire residents. Local chapters of national organizations may apply, provided their organizations are locally managed and have full financial information available on a local basis.
Annual awards for excellence in nonprofit management are presented by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in honor of Walter J. Dunfey — New Hampshire businessman, philanthropist and civic leader. This award celebrates outstanding management, skill and talent within the nonprofit sector. One award will be given to a nonprofit organization, based on written submissions and interviews of finalists. The award recipient is selected by a panel of business and community leaders who review the applications and participate in the interviews of the finalists.
Application and grant process
Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible. If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please contact Gale Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.
If you have previously applied for grants from the Foundation through GrantSource, please log in with the email from your previous account, and click the “forgot password” feature to initially log in and then change your password. Then make any necessary updates to your profile. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.
Complete and submit the online application. Please check back for 2017 deadline.
To help prepare, please review the application questions.
Invitation for an interview.
Finalists will be selected by mid-August. The Executive Director/CEO and board chair of each finalist organizations will be invited for an interview with the selection committee in late-August.
If your organization is selected, you will be recognized with this award at the NH Center for Nonprofit’s annual Leadership Summit. The grant award will be issued shortly after that event.
Publicize your grant.
If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.