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Other Sources of Funding for Nonprofits

June 24, 2020

The Bank of New Hampshire makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations "to support programming that strengthens our communities and enhances the lives of our neighbors in impactful ways." Applications are reviewed quarterly.

At Bank of New Hampshire, they have been dedicated to giving back to our communities since 1831. Bank of New Hampshire donates to over 375 eligible organizations throughout the communities they serve. All donations are intended to support programming that strengthens our communities and enhances the lives of our neighbors in impactful ways.

Bank of NH Corporate Giving Focus: "Our goal is to support organizations which contribute to enhance the quality of life in the communities we live and work. Through Bank of New Hampshire’s charitable giving, we invest our time, resources and passion in organizations with a commitment to these communities and a track record of positive impact. An emphasis is given to requests from organizations maintaining a financial relationship with Bank of New Hampshire and organizations in which Bank of New Hampshire employees are involved either as a volunteer or board member. Bank of New Hampshire’s Corporate Contributions Committee is comprised of members from the senior management team in addition to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer and Marketing. Grants are awarded quarterly after a thorough review process. All applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision by mail following the meeting. Please note: Requests to support operating costs or individuals will automatically be denied. Bank of New Hampshire’s Corporate Giving Committee will review one request per organization each year. If your organization would like to request funding for multiple projects or events within a year, one request may be submitted outlining all opportunities. For more information, please contact Tiffany Baert, Marketing Officer at 603.527.3270 or"

June 23, 2020

All nonprofits look for funding opportunities. Check out the below to see if you align with their mission and then apply!

So many banks and companies are invested in helping their communities thrive. Check out a partial list of businesses that give out funds to nonprofits.

There are plenty of nonprofits that give out money in addition to the Greater Lakes Children's Auction. See If they could help fund your organization.

June 12, 2020

Details for NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund $60m state fund from CARES Act allocation will help nonprofits continue to meet important missions for NH communities Applications for the NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund grant program will open online on June 11, and the deadline for applications is June 25 at 4:00 pm. The NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund was established by Governor Chris Sununu through the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR). The State of New Hampshire will award grants from the allocated $60 million to help nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority have partnered to administer this program. More information about the application process, eligibility criteria, and upcoming informational webinars — to be hosted on June 11 and 15 — is available on the GOFERR website. Nonprofits are encouraged to complete an organizational profile as soon as possible. An online portal to complete the profile is also available at the GOFERR website. A completed profile is required as a first step to completing an application, and profiles may be completed before the application opens on June 11. Grant funding is intended to reimburse the costs of business interruptions caused by required closures, and sustain nonprofits’ ability to contribute to the state’s recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Grants will not be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis; all applications will be evaluated based on program criteria. To receive funding, organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The NH Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund program supports three purpose areas:

  • Nonprofit organizations that mitigate the critical public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis for residents who rely on those organizations for critical services. This includes, but is not limited to, organizations providing essential human services.

  • Nonprofit organizations that contribute to economic, cultural, and civic vitality. This includes, but is not limited to, arts organizations, nonprofit community development corporations, economic development organizations and technical assistance providers, organizations that provide safe outdoor places for people to recreate, community-based organizations that deliver timely and sometimes life-saving information about COVID-19, and civic organizations that unite people across differences to find solutions.

  • Coalitions, networks, and collaboratives of nonprofit organizations that maximize cooperation and impact, and also speed the state’s distribution of funds to meet urgent needs.

“The state’s nonprofits have been playing a critical role in New Hampshire’s response to this public health crisis, and this fund is intended to provide some relief for certain incurred and future costs and revenue losses,” said Kathleen Reardon, Richard Ober and Katherine Easterly Martey, who lead the partner organizations administering the fund, in a joint statement. “These organizations contribute to the quality of life for everyone who lives in New Hampshire. We are committed to working together and with the state to help see New Hampshire’s nonprofits and residents — especially those who are the most vulnerable, and the most affected by this pandemic — through this very challenging time.”

May 24, 2020

NH Charitable Foundation Grants available for nonprofits:

Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu announced the creation of a $60 million New Hampshire Nonprofit Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. The funds are part of the $1.25 billion New Hampshire Coronavirus Relief Fund that was established through the CARES Act. The $60 million fund, all of which will be disbursed during this calendar year, will support a grants program to be administered by a partnership of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the Community Development Finance Authority. The Foundation is honored to work with their partner organizations and the state to make sure that these funds are distributed efficiently and equitably to nonprofits doing critical work to support New Hampshire communities. Grants will be made through an application process to be developed by the three partners and announced through a call for applications. Details on the application process will be available by June 5. More information about the Nonprofit Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund and other funding opportunities available to nonprofits is available on the website of the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery. The administration of this fund is just one component of the Foundation’s work to support New Hampshire communities during this crisis — and as we recover. Since this crisis began to unfold in mid-March, the Foundation has granted more than $6.8 million to New Hampshire nonprofits, and generous people have contributed nearly $3.7 million to the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund. We have seen increased grantmaking from donor-advised funds, and have adjusted our grant application and reporting requirements to allow maximum flexibility to grantees. And we continue to move resources to nonprofits through our regular grant-making programs. Our Express Grants program is open on a rolling series of deadlines, and dedicated this year to COVID-19 response. The next deadline for that program is May 29. Deadline for applications to the Local Grants program of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund is July 16; to the Wellborn Ecology Fund is July 27. For more information on other grant programs, visit our website


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