The Foundation seeks to offer grants to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations which will help fund activities that strengthen these community organizations as they pursue their mission and to help initiate projects that improve life within the Bank’s service area.
- The requests must include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) certification from the federal government (Tax Reform Act of 1969), except for municipalities and their subdivisions.
- The Foundation considers request for up to $10,000.
- The Foundation gives priority to new projects and programs rather than annual operating budget items and salaries.
- The Foundation does not fund major capital campaigns.
- The Foundation will not consider funding for those organizations that have received an allocation in the prior two years.
- Only complete requests will be considered. They must include the amount requested, a description of the applicant’s organization, the program for which it seeks funding, the most recent annual report, a current financial statement, and the name, address, and phone number of a contact person. Information about the organization’s current and future funding is helpful.
- Requests from religious institutions can be considered only for projects or programs that are demonstrated to benefit the community at large.
- Requests for projects which are the responsibility of municipalities or school districts or other entities generally supported by local taxes are not a priority for funding.
- Requests from within the Bank’s designated Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) branch/ banking area are given priority.
- Request deadlines are April 1 and October 1 of each year.
Applications may be submitted electronically to:
Applications may be submitted by mail to:
67 North Park Street
Lebanon NH 03766
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