General Grantmaking

Preparing a Grant Application 

**2018 Funding Modifications**
We anticipate one round of funding in 2018. Funding requests for one year only in the range of $10,000 - $30,000 will be considered. We are not accepting multi-year requests at this time.  

How To Apply, Access to the Grant Application, Calendar and Eligibility Information 


Step 1: Review the HNH Foundation Funding Priorities
  • The HNH Foundation currently has five funding priorities. Each funding priority includes specific strategies that the foundation uses to advance the goal for that funding priority.
  • Before starting a Letter of Inquiry, carefully read the overview of the funding priority you are planning to apply for, and the funding strategies found on the What We Fund tab.
Step 2: Register Your Organization
  • Click here to access the HNH Foundation’s to create an account for your organization. You may register your organization at any time; you don't need to wait for the open application announcement.
  • Online Organization Registration Video: The video provides a 5-minute overview of the registration process
  • After you have registered your organization you will have access to the current application and will be able to complete the online Letter of Inquiry.  Only LOI and applications submitted via the foundation's online application system will be considered. 
Step 3: Complete the Online Letter of Inquiry
All applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to be considered for HNH Foundation funding. Not all LOI receive an invitation to submit a full application. Please read the instructions below (or view the video) before beginning an LOI.
The online grant application will open on February 1, 2018. We anticipate only one round of funding only in 2017.  If you would like to be added to our email list and notified about HNH Foundation funding opportunities, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include RFP in the subject line. 
Grant Application Calendar
Grant Application Period Open (online LOI posted): February 1, 2018
Letter of Inquiry Due: February 15 *If you are seeking funding for more than one strategy within a grant cycle, you must submit a separate Letter of Inquiry for each strategy.
Invitation to Submit Full Application: Notification by March 1 *Not all Letters of Inquiry result in an invitation to submit a full application
(Budget Form + Logic Model: for grant application)
Application Due:  March 30
Grant Awards Announced:  May 31
Grant award payments will be processed by July 1
Who Can Apply
  • Tax-exempt organizations under any part of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • State or local government agencies or a unit of government
  • Grassroots organizations, collaboratives or coalitions  may apply under the auspices of a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor (fiscal sponsorship information is gathered in the Letter of Inquiry phase)
Note: Applicant organizations must be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations 
We Do Not Fund
  • Biomedical research 
  • Capital campaigns
  • Expenses already incurred
  • Fundraising events
  • Out of state projects that do not benefit New Hampshire
  • Sectarian or religious programs
  • Support for political activities, i.e. lobbying
  • International travel expenses
  • Organizations or projects that discriminate based on age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, national or ethnic origin