Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Community Grants Program - Express Grants

Grants to New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools in Eligible Areas to Address Urgent Needs Due to COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/29/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $5,000 to New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable populations resulting from the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. Funding is intended to support nonprofits as they assist underprivileged residents and communities. Funded projects must serve the regions of Capital, Manchester, Lakes, Nashua, Monadnock, Piscataqua, Upper Valley, and North Country.

The Foundation is focusing its resources on supporting vulnerable communities and the nonprofits that serve them. Nonprofits should serve vulnerable community members, including but not limited to:

  • Families and elders with low income
  • People with disabilities
  • Homeless and housing-insecure
  • Food insecure
  • Immigrants, refugees, and those with limited English proficiency
  • Child care for children from low-income families
  • Racial minorities affected by viral racism, hate crimes and bias resulting from COVID 19

Applications could be related, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining staffing
  • Moving to remote work environments
  • Implementing procedures for the safety of staff
  • Supporting volunteers and clients (in places where services must continue to be delivered during the pandemic)
  • Increased expenses for supplies or services due to expected increase in clients
  • The loss of fundraising or ticket sale receipts
  • Cash flow/budgetary implications related to strains on the economy

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164809

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amount: Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations that do not have public charity status may apply for grants if another public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor.

In addition, NH Charitable Foundation will make a grant through this program to:
- Municipalities, only for support of programs to support vulnerable populations (see “What We Are Looking For”, below)
- Public Schools for access to food for students
- Religious Organizations, only for services that are non-discriminatory, non-sectarian and benefit the larger community

The Foundation will not fund:
- County or State Government
- Private Schools
- Hospitals
- Colleges and Universities
- Organizations exclusively focused on substance use disorder prevention, treatment or recovery support services.

Organizations that receive an express grant may apply for a multiyear unrestricted community grant later this year. Organizations that received a multiyear unrestricted community grant in 2018 or 2019 may not apply for an express grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020, 5:00 pm Eastern time.

The deadline is subject to change (possibly moved later) as the Foundation continually assesses the evolving situation.

Applicants will receive a funding decision within two weeks of grant submission.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal:

Wendy Cahill, Senior Community Grants Associate
603-225-6641 ext. 21249

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005

Grant Coverage Areas:

Grants are made to 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.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine;   New Hampshire;   Vermont

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 02/08/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be given to applications from early career and emerg

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Early-Career Psychologist for Child Psychology Rese...

Deadline 06/15/21

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career psychologist for child psychology research projects. The purpose of the program is for research and demonstration projects that foster an understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholast

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Community Improvement Initiatives

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, educational institutions, and volunteer fire companies for community benefit projects. Funding is intended to support a wide range of impactful and sustainable initiatives that meet community needs.

GrantWatch ID#: 132986

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations and Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits that Focus on Arts, Education, and Literacy

Deadline Ongoing

Donations and sponsorships to USA nonprofits that provide programs and services in the areas of arts, PreK-12 education, and literacy. Funding is intended for both organizations with a national focus and organizations that provide local services. For local organizations

GrantWatch ID#: 134869