The purpose of the HCCF Community Projects Fund is to offer financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that strengthen:
Food access or food production;
Sustainable environmental initiatives;
Community services; OR
Cooperative principles and activities
Eligible recipients are:
Nonprofit, non-denominational, and nonpartisan (not affiliated with or promoting any political party or candidate);
Non-discriminatory on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or physical disability;
Those that primarily benefit the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont as defined by the Vital Communities Service Area.
Funding requests can be between $500 and $2,500 in aid, with exceptions for noteworthy need. All applicants will receive notice of the status of their application.
Grants are expected to be used for their stated purpose within one year of distribution. If necessary, grantee may request an extension of the grant period or return unused funds to the HCCF.
Grant recipients will provide a report of their project status 6 months after receiving the award. Applications can be made in successive years provided a project report has been submitted each year. Recipients are asked how they plan to credit HCCF in their project notices and media.