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Harry Gregg Foundation 2017-07-05T14:59:09+00:00

Funds for living life!

In 1989, Crotched Mountain established a foundation to provide small grants to low and moderate income New Hampshire residents with disabilities for products and services not funded elsewhere. Since then, the Harry Gregg Foundation (HGF), established in honor of the founder of Crotched Mountain, has made over 8,000 grants totaling more than $3 million.

The foundation is unusual in that it provides funds to people, not organizations, and is one of the few in the state that does so. People like Scott who, with HGF funds, was able to purchase a service dog to help him with tasks of daily living. Or Helen who has a chronic mental illness and, with a computer bought with HGF funds, now edits a newsletter targeted to people in the community with similar issues. Home and vehicle modifications, specialized equipment, computers, recreation, and education – these are the kinds of things that enhance independence, improve quality of life and are attainable with HGF funds.

Click here to apply now for a Harry Gregg Foundation grant

Click here for illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to apply (PDF)


Links for more information

If you have questions or need help completing an application, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Robin Boyd, Grants Administrator
Harry Gregg Foundation
One Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047
Phone: 603.547.1490
Fax: 603.547.6212
hgf@crotchedmountain.org


How to Apply

HGF applications must be completed and submitted through this website. If an applicant doesn’t have personal access to a computer, we suggest they seek the assistance of a case manager, care manager, physician’s office, vendor, or other person or organization involved in his/her care.

The on-line application is short and simple, and we hope that it will make your life easier as it streamlines the grant-making process for us.

Before beginning the application, please review policies and procedures and project and income guidelines on the website to determine if the project you are applying for is one that is funded by the HGF and to determine if your income falls within our income eligibility guidelines.

Online Application Instructions
Please read all the instructions below before starting the application. It may be helpful to print these instructions before you begin the application process.

  1. Click on Click Here to apply now for a Harry Gregg Foundation grant link which will bring you to the log-in page. If you have an account enter the email address and password you used to create your account. If you don’t have an account, click on New Applicant? link and register. You will be brought to a page that asks two eligibility questions. Answer the questions and, if you are eligible, you will automatically be brought to the first page of the application. All sections with a red star (*) must be completed before the application will be accepted. If questions are unclear, or you are unsure how to input information, please see the sample application for clarification on how to provide the required information.
  2. Medical Diagnosis Requirement: To verify eligibility for Harry Gregg Foundation funds, applicants must upload a letter of diagnosis generated by a physician, school system, HCBC care management agency, area agency, or other qualified medical /social service entity. Your application will not be reviewed without this documentation. Applications cannot be submitted until this document is attached to this grant request.  The application requests the required medical documentation on the last page.Click on “Browse” to find the document on your compute
    Click on “open” and the path will appear in the window
    Click on “upload document” and the program will indicate that the document has been successfully uploaded
  3. Click on “review and submit” and an easily readable version of the application will be generated.
  4. When you are certain that all information is included and that your application is complete, click on “submit.”
  5. If you application has been successfully submitted, you will automatically receive an email submission verification.
  6. If you press “submit” and do not receive a verification email, then your application has not been submitted. Return to your application to make sure if you have responded to all questions that have a red star *. Make sure you have uploaded and attached a medical diagnosis. If you don’t have a medical diagnosis in electronic form, (doc, docx, jpg, pdf, xlsx, xls), please call our office for instructions.

A note on recreation grants
Recreation grants are not reviewed at the quarterly meetings, but are reviewed on an on-going basis beginning in January when funds are allocated. Recreation funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Applications submitted early in the year are more likely to be funded as funds are limited and are expended quickly. Please note: all hippotherapy requests are considered recreational grants, as are all recreational activities not attended and facilitated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist. (*)

A note on Camp Allen grants
Applications for HGF funds to attend Camp Allen are now administered by Camp Allen. Please do not submit applications for funds to attend Camp Allen through this website. Camp Allen will process all HGF applications for Camp Allen tuition.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Harry Gregg Foundation Grant Process

Who may apply?
Individuals and/or their families with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities. The person receiving the award must be a New Hampshire resident. Grants are awarded for people with the following disabilities:

  • Physical Disability
    A physical disability is a condition that presents a long-term barrier to independently accomplishing tasks of daily living including walking and driving. People with temporary conditions expected to improve or are sufficiently controlled with medication or treatment such as a broken bone, asthma, recovery from surgery or short-term illness would not qualify.
  • Emotional Disability – Adults
    Adults diagnosed with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) which includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and borderline personality disorder are eligible.
  • Emotional Disability – Children
    Eligible diagnoses for children are broader but must constitute a significant mental health issue that impacts their daily level of functioning.
  • Intellectual, Cognitive, Learning or Developmental Disability
    People with acquired intellectual/cognitive disabilities from brain injury, dementia or who are identified with a developmental disability or delay or significant learning disability by a school system, Area Agency, social service agency or other qualified medical or human service entity are eligible for Harry Gregg funds.

How much is awarded?
Grants are limited to $1200 but are often less as award amounts are dependent upon the number of requests received each quarter.

How can funds be used?
Funds may be requested for a broad range of purposes, but must specifically benefit the individual for whom funds are sought.

What are acceptable requests for funding?
Examples of acceptable purposes include, but are not limited to:

  • Costs (up to $500) of non-reimbursed medical or therapy treatments not covered by insurance or other programs
  • Specialty equipment services or supplies
  • Modifications to living area, work site or vehicle (vehicle repairs up to $500 with written estimate with limit of two grants)
  • Respite services to the recipient or caregivers
  • Computers (up to $500) and adaptive software
  • Camp tuition and recreational activities – applications for camp tuition or recreational activities are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis starting in January. The funds go quickly; applications submitted early in the year are more likely to be funded
  • Vocational, academic classes or specialized (requiring vehicle modifications or specialized instruction) driver evaluation and training

What items are not funded?
The Harry Gregg Foundation does not provide funding for:

  • The purchase of used vehicles other than certain handicap modified vehicles
  • Medical co-pays and deductibles
  • Heating fuel
  • Dental care or dentures
  • Hearing aids
  • Lift chairs
  • Reimbursement for paid products or services over six months old
  • Projects costing more than $4,800 will not be considered unless the applicant can show funds or requests pending from other sources, in addition to the Harry Gregg Foundation

When can I apply?
Grant applications to the Harry Gregg Foundation may be submitted at any time throughout the year, but only once in a six-month period. Applications will be acknowledged when received, and a specific review timetable will be provided at that time. A limit of four grants (five if one or more grants are for recreational purposes) is the maximum an individual can receive in a lifetime.

How do I apply?
We do not accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted through our on-line application.

To verify eligibility for HGF funds, a diagnosis of the applicant’s disability generated by a qualified medical, educational or human service entity must be uploaded with the application. Applications cannot be submitted without it.

Please be sure to include income from all the adults in the family from all sources. Applicants are considered minors until age 21, so the income of the parents of anyone under age 21 must be included. Verification may be requested. Requests from applicants age 25 and under are a priority of the HGF Trustees.

What are the application deadlines and award dates?
Decisions regarding awards and declinations on grant requests are made by the HGF Trustees four times a year on the second Tuesdays in January, April, July and October. See a full list of application and decision dates

What are the conditions of a grant?
Awards are granted on the basis of demonstrated need, ability of the Foundation to measurably affect the quality of life of the recipient and the financial need of the applicant. Grants are made contingent upon the assurance of the applicant that the funds will be (or have been) used as specified in the grant application. At the sole discretion of the trustees, grants may be paid either prior to, or after completion of, the purpose for which the grant was awarded, to either the applicant directly or to a vendor or service provider. Payment generally takes seven to ten days following the receipt of a signed Terms of Award and proper documentation in the form of a paid receipt for reimbursement or invoice to make payment to a vendor or service provider.

What if my request is denied?
If the Foundation has declined a request and the reason for the declination can be corrected, the applicant may reapply six months after the original request was submitted. Such applications should be complete in all respects without reliance upon previously submitted information.


Income Guidelines

Applicants with gross income levels above 125% of the New Hampshire Basic Needs and Livable Wage Scale developed by the UNH Office of Economic Initiative and the North County Council will not be considered for funding.

Income Limits by Monthly Income/2016

  • 2 parents/2 children (both working)   $5,989
  • 2 parents/2 children (one working)   $4,539
  • 2 parents/1 child (both working)   $5,174
  • 2 parents/1child (one working)   $4,062
  • 1 parent/2 children   $4,996
  • 1 parent/1 child   $4,343
  • Single person   $2,668
  • Two adults $4,003

*add $516 for each additional child


Grant Deadlines and Meeting Dates

General Grants
Applications are reviewed and awards made by the HGF Trustees four times a year on the second Tuesdays in January, April, July and October.

Deadline dates are firm. Applications to be considered must be received through this website by 5:00 pm on the following dates:

Application Deadline September 7, 2017
Decision meeting October 10, 2017

Application Deadline December 7, 2017
Decision Meeting: January 9, 2018

Application Deadline: March 8, 2018
Decision Meeting: April 10, 2018

Application Deadline: June 7, 2018
Decision Meeting: July 10, 2019

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018
Decision Meeting: October 9, 2018

Recreational and Camp Tuition Grants
The deadlines above do not apply to applications for camp tuition or recreational activities as these are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis staring in January. Recreation funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. The funds go quickly; applications submitted early in the year are more likely to be funded.

Please note: all hippotherapy requests are considered recreational grants, as are all recreational activities not attended and facilitated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist.

Camp Allen Grants
Applications for HGF funds to attend Camp Allen are now administered by Camp Allen. Please do not submit applications for funds to attend Camp Allen through this website. Camp Allen will process all HGF applications for Camp Allen tuition.


How to Access Your Harry Gregg Grant Award

When you receive your award letter, a document called a TERMS OF AWARD will be included. This document provides you with instructions on how to submit documentation to access your award. Payment is disbursed 7 to 10 business days following receipt by the foundation of required payment documentation.

You will see two options listed

Option One
If you would like to be reimbursed for the product or service for which you received the award if you have already paid for it, or if you plan to pay for it with your own funds or credit card. You might choose this option if:

  • You are purchasing something through an internet order which requires a credit card to purchase
  • You needed to pay for an item(s) before your application could be reviewed
  • It’s just easier to pay for the item or service up front and be reimbursed

If you choose this option, you would check Option One on the Terms of Award and provide us with proof that you paid for the item or service. Adequate proof could be:

  • A copy of a check
  • An official receipt from the store or service provider that is marked PAID
  • A register receipt that states the place of purchase, the date, the item and the cost

You would return this proof with the Terms of Award signed and with Option One checked.

Option Two
If you would like us to pay a vendor or service provider directly.

You might choose this option if you lack the funds to pay for the item or service up front, or if it is easier to have us make payment directly. If you choose this option, you would check Option Two on the Terms of Award and provide us with:

  • An invoice or bill which we can use to make a direct payment
  • An estimate from the store or service provider if the vendor is unable to generate a bill prior to purchase

We must receive one of these documents before we can make a payment. You would return this document with the Terms of Award signed and with Option Two checked.

NOTE: Sometimes applicants include the receipts, bills or estimates with their application. If this is the case, please include a note with the Terms of Award that the required documentation has already been submitted. Otherwise please do not send in the Terms of Award without the required documentation outlined here. 

Funds for living life!

In 1989, Crotched Mountain established a foundation to provide small grants to low and moderate income New Hampshire residents with disabilities for products and services not funded elsewhere. Since then, the Harry Gregg Foundation (HGF), established in honor of the founder of Crotched Mountain, has made over 8,000 grants totaling more than $3 million.

The foundation is unusual in that it provides funds to people, not organizations, and is one of the few in the state that does so. People like Scott who, with HGF funds, was able to purchase a service dog to help him with tasks of daily living. Or Helen who has a chronic mental illness and, with a computer bought with HGF funds, now edits a newsletter targeted to people in the community with similar issues. Home and vehicle modifications, specialized equipment, computers, recreation and education – these are the kinds of things that enhance independence, improve quality of life and are attainable with HGF funds.

Download instructions and illustrations to access and complete your Harry Gregg application. (PDF)

Click here to apply now for a Harry Gregg Foundation grant


Links for more information

If you have questions or need help completing an application, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Robin Boyd, Grants Administrator
Harry Gregg Foundation
One Verney Drive, Greenfield, NH 03047
Phone: 603-547-1490
Fax: 603-547-6212
hgf@crotchedmountain.org


Frequently Asked Questions about the Harry Gregg Foundation Grant Process

Who may apply?
Individuals and/or their families with physical, developmental or emotional disabilities. The person receiving the award must be a New Hampshire resident. Grants are awarded for people with the following disabilities:

  • Physical Disability
    A physical disability is a condition that presents a long-term barrier to independently accomplishing tasks of daily living including walking and driving. People with temporary conditions expected to improve or are sufficiently controlled with medication or treatment such as a broken bone, asthma, recovery from surgery or short-term illness would not qualify.
  • Emotional Disability – Adults
    Adults diagnosed with a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) which includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and borderline personality disorder are eligible.
  • Emotional Disability – Children
    Eligible diagnoses for children are broader but must constitute a significant mental health issue that impacts their daily level of functioning.
  • Intellectual, Cognitive, Learning or Developmental Disability
    People with acquired intellectual/cognitive disabilities from brain injury, dementia or who are identified with a developmental disability or delay or significant learning disability by a school system, Area Agency, social service agency or other qualified medical or human service entity are eligible for Harry Gregg funds.

How much is awarded?
Grants are limited to $1200 but are often less as award amounts are dependent upon the number of requests received each quarter.

How can funds be used?
Funds may be requested for a broad range of purposes, but must specifically benefit the individual for whom funds are sought.

What are acceptable requests for funding?
Examples of acceptable purposes include, but are not limited to:

  • Costs (up to $500) of non-reimbursed medical or therapy treatments not covered by insurance or other programs
  • Specialty equipment services or supplies
  • Modifications to living area, work site or vehicle (vehicle repairs up to $500 with written estimate with limit of two grants)
  • Respite services to the recipient or caregivers
  • Computers (up to $500) and adaptive software
  • Camp tuition and recreational activities – applications for camp tuition or recreational activities are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis starting in January. The funds go quickly; applications submitted early in the year are more likely to be funded
  • Vocational, academic classes or specialized (requiring vehicle modifications or specialized instruction) driver evaluation and training

What items are not funded?
The Harry Gregg Foundation does not provide funding for:

  • The purchase of used vehicles other than certain handicap modified vehicles
  • Medical co-pays and deductibles
  • Heating fuel
  • Dental care or dentures
  • Hearing aids
  • Lift chairs
  • Reimbursement for paid products or services over six months old
  • Projects costing more than $4,800 will not be considered unless the applicant can show funds or requests pending from other sources, in addition to the Harry Gregg Foundation

When can I apply?
Grant applications to the Harry Gregg Foundation may be submitted at any time throughout the year, but only once in a six-month period. Applications will be acknowledged when received, and a specific review timetable will be provided at that time. A limit of four grants (five if one or more grants are for recreational purposes) is the maximum an individual can receive in a lifetime.

How do I apply?
We do not accept paper applications. All applications must be submitted through our on-line application.

To verify eligibility for HGF funds, a diagnosis of the applicant’s disability generated by a qualified medical, educational or human service entity must be uploaded with the application. Applications cannot be submitted without it.

Please be sure to include income from all the adults in the family from all sources. Applicants are considered minors until age 21, so the income of the parents of anyone under age 21 must be included. Verification may be requested. Requests from applicants age 25 and under are a priority of the HGF Trustees.

What are the application deadlines and award dates?
Decisions regarding awards and declinations on grant requests are made by the HGF Trustees four times a year on the second Tuesdays in January, April, July and October. See a full list of application and decision dates

What are the conditions of a grant?
Awards are granted on the basis of demonstrated need, ability of the Foundation to measurably affect the quality of life of the recipient and the financial need of the applicant. Grants are made contingent upon the assurance of the applicant that the funds will be (or have been) used as specified in the grant application. At the sole discretion of the trustees, grants may be paid either prior to, or after completion of, the purpose for which the grant was awarded, to either the applicant directly or to a vendor or service provider. Payment generally takes seven to ten days following the receipt of a signed Terms of Award and proper documentation in the form of a paid receipt for reimbursement or invoice to make payment to a vendor or service provider.

What if my request is denied?
If the Foundation has declined a request and the reason for the declination can be corrected, the applicant may reapply six months after the original request was submitted. Such applications should be complete in all respects without reliance upon previously submitted information.


Income Guidelines

Applicants with gross income levels above 125% of the New Hampshire Basic Needs and Livable Wage Scale developed by the UNH Office of Economic Initiative and the North County Council will not be considered for funding.

Income Limits by Monthly Income/2016

  • 2 parents/2 children (both working)   $5,989
  • 2 parents/2 children (one working)   $4,539
  • 2 parents/1 child (both working)   $5,174
  • 2 parents/1child (one working)   $4,062
  • 1 parent/2 children   $4,996
  • 1 parent/1 child   $4,343
  • Single person   $2,668
  • Two adults $4,003

*add $516 for each additional child


Grant Deadlines and Meeting Dates

General Grants
Applications are reviewed and awards made by the HGF Trustees four times a year on the second Tuesdays in January, April, July and October.

Deadline dates are firm. Applications to be considered must be received through this website by 5:00 pm on the following dates:

Application Deadline: September 7, 2017
Decision Meeting: October 10, 2017

Application Deadline: December 7, 2017
Decision Meeting: January 9, 2018

Application Deadline: March 8, 2018
Decision Meeting: April 10, 2018

Application Deadline: June 7, 2018
Decision Meeting: July 10, 2018

Application Deadline: September 6, 2018
Decision Meeting: October 9, 2018

Recreational and Camp Tuition Grants
The deadlines above do not apply to applications for camp tuition or recreational activities as these are reviewed and awarded on an ongoing basis staring in January. Recreation funds are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. The funds go quickly; applications submitted early in the year are more likely to be funded.

Please note: all hippotherapy requests are considered recreational grants, as are all recreational activities not attended and facilitated by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist.

Camp Allen Grants
Applications for HGF funds to attend Camp Allen are now administered by Camp Allen. Please do not submit applications for funds to attend Camp Allen through this website. Camp Allen will process all HGF applications for Camp Allen tuition.


How to Access Your Harry Gregg Grant Award

When you receive your award letter, a document called a TERMS OF AWARD will be included. This document provides you with instructions on how to submit documentation to access your award. Payment is disbursed 7 to 10 business days following receipt by the foundation of required payment documentation.

You will see two options listed

Option One
If you would like to be reimbursed for the product or service for which you received the award if you have already paid for it, or if you plan to pay for it with your own funds or credit card. You might choose this option if:

  • You are purchasing something through an internet order which requires a credit card to purchase
  • You needed to pay for an item(s) before your application could be reviewed
  • It’s just easier to pay for the item or service up front and be reimbursed

If you choose this option, you would check Option One on the Terms of Award and provide us with proof that you paid for the item or service. Adequate proof could be:

  • A copy of a check
  • An official receipt from the store or service provider that is marked PAID
  • A register receipt that states the place of purchase, the date, the item and the cost

You would return this proof with the Terms of Award signed and with Option One checked.

Option Two
If you would like us to pay a vendor or service provider directly.

You might choose this option if you lack the funds to pay for the item or service up front, or if it is easier to have us make payment directly. If you choose this option, you would check Option Two on the Terms of Award and provide us with:

  • An invoice or bill which we can use to make a direct payment
  • An estimate from the store or service provider if the vendor is unable to generate a bill prior to purchase

We must receive one of these documents before we can make a payment. You would return this document with the Terms of Award signed and with Option Two checked.

NOTE: Sometimes applicants include the receipts, bills or estimates with their application. If this is the case, please include a note with the Terms of Award that the required documentation has already been submitted. Otherwise please do not send in the Terms of Award without the required documentation outlined here. 

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