Organizations serving New Hampshire and selected communities in Maine and Vermont within the Foundation’s eight regions: Capital, Lakes, Manchester, Monadnock, Nashua, North Country, Piscataqua and Upper Valley. (Organizations that serve multiple states should contact us before applying.)
This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants to support an organization’s general operations (rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort). This program was formerly called ‘Operating Grants.’
Please listen to our unrestricted grants webinar to learn more about the improvements we’ve made to our 2018 Community Grants program.
Application and grant process
Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.
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.
Complete and submit the online concept paper by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Thursday, August 2, 2018.
Use this template to prepare answers for the concept paper questions and application, if invited.
Concept papers are reviewed and full applications will be invited by Friday, August 31, 2018.
If you are invited to submit a full application, complete the online application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, September 28, 2018.
If your application is awarded, you will be notified by the end of December.
Publicize your grant.
If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.
At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Please note, that multiyear grants require an interim report at the end of each year of the grant period. Applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.
If a new grant application is being submitted before the conclusion of any prior grant (and the submission of a final report), applicants must submit a progress report to be considered for new funding.
Log in to GrantSource and submit your progress or final report via the online portal.