WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING?
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.
WHAT WE FUND:
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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