Endowment for Health: Opportunity Grants Program

Endowment for Health

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: New Hampshire

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Endowment for Health

The Endowment for Health is a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire's people, especially those who are vulnerable and underserved. We envision a culture that supports the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of all people -- through every stage of life.

Since 2001, the Endowment has awarded more than 1,100 grants, totaling more than $44 million to support a wide range of health-related programs and projects in New Hampshire.

The Endowment also uses its voice and influence to lead others toward health-related policy change. We often act as a catalyst and convener to help move important issues forward - especially when others are unable to speak out.

The Endowment for Health continues to shine the light on problems, bringing people together to plan and supporting their collective action to solve those problems. We are part of a community of organizations and individuals working together towards common goals, and using a set of common approaches to achieve those goals.

Opportunity Grants

Program Goal: The goal of the Opportunity Grants Program is to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people by funding projects that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities. 

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas (Behavioral Health of Children, Early Childhood, Health Equity, Elder Health and Health Policy). 

 Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people. Opportunity Grant applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Please note:

  • The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000.
  • The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding.
  • A final report is required at the end of the grant period

Grant uses: Opportunity Grants will be used to support projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/or projects that build and disseminate knowledge. Typically, these projects involve a one-time commitment and are short term.

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


  • Grants will be limited to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code, government agencies, schools, colleges and universities.
  • Proposed projects or activities must serve the people of New Hampshire.


  • Priority will be given to projects that:
    • Advance health equity for people who lack a fair opportunity to optimize their health potential for a variety of reasons including income, age, race, culture, ethnicity, disability, educational level, geography or sexual orientation.
    • Leverage resources including other funding.
    • Present a compelling case regarding the seriousness and urgency of the need.
    • Identify realistic, attainable and measurable outcomes that address the identified need.
    • Demonstrate the applicant’s ability to successfully implement the project.
    • Involve collaboration with other organizations.
    • Demonstrate sustainability, if applicable.
    • Serve or have the potential to serve a wide geographic area of New Hampshire and/or a significant population of NH residents.


  • The following are generally NOT eligible:
    • Grants to individuals
    • Out of state projects.
    • Ongoing operating expenses.
    • Equipment purchases.
    • Sponsorships for events/conferences.
    • Capital campaigns and/or fundraising events.
    • Lobbying. Direct (influence legislative body) and grassroots lobbying (call to action).
    • Expenses already incurred. Replacement of public funding. Sectarian or religious programs.
    • Directly or indirectly supporting political activities including political campaigns.