Community Impact Program

Grants and Sponsorships


Exeter Hospital and its affiliates invest up to $26,865,452 annually in charity care as well as both external and internal community benefit programs that further the priority areas identified in the Community Needs Assessment. Grants and sponsorships will exceed $930,000 in 2017.
 

The 2017-2019 Priority Areas are:

  • Access to Primary Health Care
     
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
     
  • Mental Health Care Access
     
  • Youth Suicide Prevention 
     
  • Transportation Access for Healthcare Appointments
     
  • Affordable Housing/Homelessness
     
  • Support for the Needs of Seniors

Contact Information

Jennifer McGowan
Community Impact Administrator
Exeter Health Resources
603)580-7647
jmcgowan@ehr.org


Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity

Exeter Hospital is committed to leveraging its Community Impact Program to substantially impact the risk of youth suicide in the greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire.  In October 2016, Exeter Hospital launched a four-year, $200,000 annual grant cycle. Grants will be awarded to organizations that address the root causes of youth suicide, including substance misuse, teen depression, social isolation, abuse, bullying, lack of awareness, and the communication and engagement barriers associated with the stigma of each of those issues within Rockingham County.

Click here for more information on how to apply for the Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program. 


Healthcare Access Grants

Exeter Hospital has identified several community partners that further our mission of providing quality medical services to the entire community, regardless of income. In 2016, we committed funding for primary care services for uninsured and underinsured community members at Lamprey Health Care and Families First (combined $429,500). We also reserved funding for a Medical Bridge Program that helps low-income Core patients access needed medications ($24,000).
Healthcare Access Grants are by invitation only at this time.

Small Grants Program

Grant Size: $250 to $5,000
Deadline: Rolling

Guidelines:

We want to support organizations in Rockingham County where a small grant can make a big difference. We will share successful partnerships on our website to encourage positive change in our service area. We consider proposals from a wide variety of organizations. Preference is given to programs that fit within the priorities outlined in our Community Needs Assessment. Exeter Hospital will not consider multi-year funding for Small Grant projects.  After one year, organizations may request funding for new projects, or to expand the service area of an existing initiative.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • We support programs or organizations that primarily serve Rockingham County, NH.
  • Organizations must complete the application completely and provide all required supporting documentation.
  • Funding requests will be accepted at any time and reviewed monthly. When possible, please apply a minimum of two months or more in advance of the program.

Small Grants may not be used for:

  • Capital campaigns, building projects, or debt reduction
  • Expenses that have already been incurred
  • Direct financial support for individuals or families 
  • Religious organizations and church programs or events
  • Private schools or scholarship funds
  • In general, we do not fund political, labor, or fraternal organizations; civic clubs, town budget items, political candidates

Click here to view and complete application - SMALL GRANT APPLICATION


Event Sponsorship

Exeter Hospital is committed to investing in the community we serve, and in 2016, we sponsored more than 75 events. We leverage our marketing budget to develop strong relationships and ensure greatest impact.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • We support events and/or organizations that primarily serve Rockingham County, NH.
  • We consider sponsorship proposals from a wide variety of organizations. Preference is given to projects and activities that fit within the priorities outlined in our Community Needs Assessment .
  • Organizations must complete the application completely and provide all required supporting documentation.
  • Funding requests will be accepted at any time and reviewed monthly. When possible, please apply a minimum of two months or more in advance of the event or program.
  • Exeter Hospital will fund one-time activities such as a 5k that benefits a non-profit organization, or an on-going series of events such as a farmers’ market.
     

Exeter Hospital funding may not be used for:

  • Funding for individuals or families
  • Individual fundraising initiatives (for example, sponsorship of a community member’s fundraising goal for a local 5k)
  • Religious organizations and church programs or events
  • Private schools or scholarship funds
  • Capital campaigns or building projects
  • In general, we do not fund political, labor, or fraternal organizations; civic clubs; town budget items; political candidates

 Click here to view and complete application - SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION