Community Grants Program - Express Grants

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Deadline: May 15, 2020 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: New Hampshire, York County, Maine, Counties in Vermont: Caledonia County, Orange County, Windsor County

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




New Hampshire's nonprofit organizations help make New Hampshire a great place to live. 

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.

Community Grants Program - Express Grants

This competitive grants program awards project support (for 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.

Strong applications should demonstrate:

  • Clear community need for the project 
  • Timeliness: Why is this a strategic time to invest in the project?
  • A clear and realistic plan describing what will be accomplished
  • A strategy for how the work, if ongoing, will be sustained beyond the grant period

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Geographic focus: 
    • Projects 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.
  • Must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a school, municipality or other subdivision of government.
    • Organizations that do not have public charity status may apply for grants if another public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations are eligible for one grant per calendar year from the community grants program.


  • This program does not fund :
    • Operating expenses
    • Religious programs, although-faith based organizations are welcome to apply for non-religious programs
    • Deficit reduction or expenses already incurred
    • Capital campaigns or land acquisition
    • Programs that are typically the responsibility of federal, state or municipal funding.
    • Academic research
    • Programs that re-grant funds to others
    • Project proposals that have been declined by the Foundation more than once
    • Grants to individuals
    • Multiple grant proposals from the same organization for the Community Grants Program (project, operating or express grants) in the same calendar year.
    • Substance use disorder prevention, treatment or recovery supports services.