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.

Selection Criteria

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.