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Opportunity Grants Program

Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits, Agencies,
Schools, and IHEs to Address Health Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Endowment for Health

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, government agencies, colleges, universities, and schools to improve the health of state residents. This grant program is intended to offer responsive funding for projects that address emerging opportunities and urgent needs, innovative projects, and initiatives that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people.

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174613

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

There are two opportunities to submit grant proposals annually:
-December 31 submission deadline with decisions by March 31; and
-June 30 submission deadline with decisions by September 30.

Exception: Proposals related to extremely time-sensitive needs and/or opportunities that could not have been foreseen may be accepted and considered off-cycle. You are encouraged to contact staff to discuss an “off-cycle” grant request.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Budget Guidelines and Templates:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Sue Fulton, Chief Financial Officer
603-228-2448 x 312

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire