Applications available with Granite United Way

STATEWIDE – Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short Form RFP for 2018. Certified 501(c)3 organizations can apply for qualification status and apply for funding so support opportunities to “Learn, Earn and Be Healthy.”

For comprehensive information on this process and how to apply, visit

Granite United Way’s application process involves three steps:

1. The agency qualification process requires interested agencies to provide information about the agency’s financial position and governance practices. Qualified partners are included in Granite United Way annual campaign materials, listed in the State Employees Charitable Campaign information, supported through the Combined Federal Campaign process, and invited to participate in Granite United Way’s Day of Caring. Qualification is also a requirement for all organizations seeking funding from Granite United Way. This process closes on Dec. 14.

2. The Short-Form application requires applicants seeking funding to respond to eight narrative questions and to provide a program budget, program deliverables, and program participant count by zip code.

• For programs seeking $10,000 or less from a GUW region, the Short-Form application serves as the complete application.

• For programs seeking more than $10,000 from a GUW region, the Short-Form application serves as an initial proposal, or “concept paper.” After a review by volunteers, selected applicants will be invited to complete the Long-Form application. This process closes on Dec. 14.

3. Programs seeking more than $10,000 from a GUW region whose Short-Form application is accepted by volunteers will be invited to complete the Long-Form application, which is made up of 11 additional narrative questions. These secondary requirements will be collected in February 2018.

“Granite United Way’s annual grant proposal process opens each fall and every year we are impressed with the way nonprofits in our local regions are working together to create a stronger community,” said Patrick Tufts, president and CEO of Granite United Way. “Local volunteers will be reviewing these proposals and investing United Way dollars in the spring. These volunteers dedicate thousands of hours to the process and we thank them for their service.”

Agencies with specific questions should reach out to their regional contacts:

• Central Region: Scoop Welch at scoop.welch@

• Merrimack County Region: Val Guy at val.guy@

• North Country Region: Nanci Carney at nanci.

• Northern NH Region: Laura Boucher at laura.

• Southern Region: Jennifer Sabin at

• Upper Valley Region: Rob Schultz at

Contact Karrie Eaton, vice president of marketing and communications, at 560-5453 or karrie.eaton@ for additional information.