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Grants to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Nonprofits to Pilot Innovative Solutions to Local Problems


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USA: MaineNew HampshireVermont

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Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire AMP NH Grant Program

Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire (EFNH), an initiative of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #166821

Grant Description

Grants of $25,000 to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont nonprofit organizations for innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to critical issues facing local communities. Applications are considered from the Foundation’s service regions of Manchester, Nashua, Piscataqua and Upper Valley.

These competitive awards allow organizations to develop and test new solutions to community challenges and leverage investment to achieve impact.

Finalist organizations are required to attend their regional EFNH AMP Grant Event, a five-hour session that includes a Pitch Camp coaching session, one-on-one pitch mentoring with an entrepreneur, and a final pitch to EFNH members. EFNH members will participate in a live electronic vote to choose the winner of one $25,000 grant at each regional event.

All finalists will also have the opportunity to share how EFNH members can support your efforts through consultation or mentoring. In the past, several organizations have connected with entrepreneurs in the software, web-based, food production, energy, advanced materials and venture capital sectors.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant 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. The EFNH AMP Grant Program is a special grants program, so organizations that have applied to other programs at the Foundation (Community Grants, Wellborn, etc.) are still eligible to apply. Previous EFNH applicants and winners are also eligible.

In 2016, nonprofit organizations with projects that serve communities within the following Foundation service regions in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine: Manchester, Nashua, Piscataqua and Upper Valley.

If your organization is based outside of these regions but has an innovative project taking place in one of those regions, you can apply. If your organization is both located outside of these regions and whose service area is outside of those regions, you are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The EFNH application will be available through GrantSource beginning February 1, 2016 and applications are due Friday, March 25, 2016.

Organizations that do not already have an account should login and complete their organizational profile; after which the EFNH application will be available to complete.

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Contact Information:

Simon Delekta, Senior Program Officer, Piscataqua Region
603 225-6641 ext. 22297

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
37 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301

RFP & Supporting Documents:

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

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