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Grants to New Hampshire Nonprofits For Programs to Promote Gender Equality

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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: New Hampshire

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $7,500 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations for programs to promote gender equality. Funding is intended for programs benefitting New Hampshire women and girls by enhancing leadership, promoting economic security, and supporting health. Applicants should align their projects with the Foundation's values of bold leadership, collaboration, equity and justice, and empowerment.

New Hampshire Women’s Foundation has a vision of social, political, and economic gender equality in New Hampshire and seeks to provide grant support to organizations that share those visions and values. 

The Foundation's grantmaking is strategic and focused. They are interested in efforts that: address the root causes of problems faced by New Hampshire women and girls; result in long-term positive 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.

The Foundation's values are:

  • Empowerment – women and girls should have the power and influence to make their own choices, control their own lives, and find and use their own voices.
  • Equity and Justice – gender equity and justice for people from all races, backgrounds, and all income levels.
  • Bold and Courageous Leadership – the Foundation can and should use its voices and privilege to be bold and courageous in effecting real and lasting change.
  • Collaboration –working collectively with other organizations, leaders, advocates, and individuals of all genders is the best way to advance and improve the lives of women and girls.

The Foundation seeks out programs that benefit New Hampshire women and girls by:

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

Examples of some of the projects which the Foundation funds:

  • Special projects or programs that benefit New Hampshire women and girls
  • Advocacy efforts designed to foster gender equity
  • General operating support
  • Organizational capacity building


Additional Eligibility Criteria
New Hampshire organizations designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply. In order to apply, organizations must complete the Foundation's eligibility test, which assures that applicant organizations have missions that align with theirs.

Examples of some of the things the Foundation does not fund:
- Individuals seeking direct support for things such as school tuition, living expenses, medical expenses, etc.
- Academic research
- Donations to capital campaigns
- Sectarian, religious, or partisan activities
- One-day conferences
- Activities that will have already occurred by the time funding is awarded in September
- Organizations that have been funded by NHWF in the prior three years

Pre-Application Information
- April 1 - Grant cycle opens
- May 31 – Applications are received and given a preliminary review by staff
- July – Initial recommendations are made by grant review teams
- July/August – NHWF Grants Committee makes final recommendations for funding
- September – Grantees are notified
- October – Checks are mailed to successful applicants

Important note: Because successful applicants will not receive funds until October, please do not apply for projects where funding is needed prior to September 30, 2023.

Application Process:
- Step One: The applicant creates an account in Submittable with an email and password.
- Step Two: Once in the Submittable System, the applicant will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. If you are found eligible to apply, you’ll be directed to start your application.
- Step Three: Answer five application questions

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant awards are typically between $2,500 and $7,500 and are highly competitive.

Contact Information
Online application:

Please reach out to the New Hampshire Women's Foundation with any questions about the application process or content at

New Hampshire Women's Foundation
18 Low Ave, Suite 205
Concord, NH 03301

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