Community Impact Program

Grants and Sponsorships

As of summer 2021, Exeter Hospital has resumed the review of sponsorship requests. Although we are pleased to take this step, please note that there are limited funds to distribute at this time. Large and small grants will remain on pause.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Jenn McGowan, Community Impact Officer:

Exeter Health Resources and its operating affiliates -- Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, and Rockingham VNA & Hospice -- are "United in Wellness." This simple, but important, phrase embodies our health system's collective efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve. One piece of this commitment is financial investment in Rockingham County non-profits through grants and sponsorships, which are projected to reach $930,000 in 2019.

The 2020 - 2022  Priorities Areas are:

  • Access to Health Care
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Access to Mental Health Services
  • Transportation 
  • Affordable Housing/Homelessness
  • Elder Care and Support Services

To apply for small grants, sponsorship requests, or youth suicide prevention funding, please sign in and complete an eligibility form to get started. Requests generally take 6-8 weeks to process. Application deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Click here to access application.    
Jennifer McGowan
Community Impact Officer
Exeter Hospital



          1.  Small Grants Program
                Awards up to $5,000

          Exeter Hospital supports organizations where a small grant can make a big difference. Proposals from a wide variety of organizations are considered.

          2.  Sponsorship Requests
                Awards generally below $5,000

          Exeter Hospital invests in events that align with its mission to improve community health.

          3.  Youth Suicide Prevention
                Awards up to $40,000
          Grants are awarded to organizations that address the root causes of youth suicide including substance misuse, teen depression, social isolation, abuse, and                           bullying.

          4.  Healthcare Access Grants
                Invite Only


          Exeter Hospital has identified several community partners that further its mission of providing quality medical services to the entire community, regardless of                      income. In 2016, multi-year funding for primary care services was awarded to Lamprey Health Care and Families First (combined $429,500). Additional funding is                allocated to a Medication Bridge Program that connects low-income Core Physicians patients with needed medications ($24,000). Healthcare Access Grants are by                 invitation only at this time.