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New Hampshire organizations designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. Please note: Organizations which have been funded three years in a row by the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation are requested to take a year off from applying.


Our grantmaking is strategic and focused. We are interested in efforts that: address the root causes of problems faced by women and girls; result in long-term change for women and girls; challenge systemic barriers faced by women and girls; promote the empowerment and leadership of women and girls; demonstrate collaboration among women’s and girls’ organizations; raise consciousness of the status of women or girls or raise awareness of issues of concern to women or girls; impact public policy in support of the full and equal participation of women and girls; and encourage philanthropy by women and girls.

We seek out programs that benefit women and girls by:

  • Promoting Economic Security
  • Supporting Health, Wellness, and Safety
  • Enhancing Leadership, Education, and Empowerment

Examples of some of the things we fund are:  New or special projects or programs that benefit women and girls, general operating support, and organizational capacity building.  Grant awards are typically between $1,000 and $5,000 and are highly competitive.

Examples of some of the things we don’t fund are: Scholarships to individuals; academic research; medical procedures; donations to capital campaigns; sectarian, religious or partisan activities; one-day conferences; and activities that have already occurred. Please note: Organizations which have been funded 3 years in a row will not be funded for a fourth consecutive year.

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