University System of New Hampshire

A. Charitable Giving

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1.   Granite State College Policy Statement for Institutional Charitable Giving

Granite State College supports charitable outreach and service within our communities. All requests for institutional support from legal charities, whether solicited or unsolicited, must be approved by the President’s Cabinet. A legal charity is one that is incorporated, has obtained 501(c)(3) status, and is registered with the NH Attorney General's office. Institutional support may include non-financial contributions or participation from staff, faculty, alumni, and students who are members of the GSC community. While the college may choose to be an active participant in a charitable event, individual giving and staff time as a charitable service must remain voluntary for staff, faculty, alumni and students.

Approved by GSC Council 09/10/09
Approved by GSC President’s Cabinet 9/30/09

2.   Procedure. Granite State College supports charitable outreach and service within our communities. The following are guidelines and procedures for measuring the appropriateness of solicited and unsolicited charitable requests:

    2.1   All materials shall be submitted to the Office of the President, Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301, fax number 603-513-1389.

    2.2   Applicants will receive decision notification, in writing, within (30) thirty business days of review.

3.   Eligibility Criteria. Organizations offering programs aligned with the mission of Granite State College must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    3.1   Agencies or organizations:

        3.1.1   Must submit a completed Granite State College Charitable Giving Application via fax or mail (to download the application, you will need Acrobat Reader Version 8 or above)

        3.1.2   Must provide a copy of their 501(c)(3) IRS designation

        3.1.3   Must be a registered non-profit in good standing with the State of NH Attorney General’s Office

        3.1.4   Must be incorporated

    3.2   Granite State College does not support requests for monetary assistance.

    3.3   Applicants may not be individuals, labor organizations, political or religious organizations.