Funding Alerts

Funding Alerts

This list represents some funding opportunities that we thought would be of interest to you. (If you are a funder with an opportunity to list, or you know about a great opportunity not listed here, please contact us at

Grassroots Fund Seed Grants

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The Grassroots Fund is making rapid response Seed grant program available to grassroots groups responding to local needs and building resilience in their community in response to the COVID19 pandemic and associated events. They are committed to making decisions and getting dollars out the door as fast as they can.

The Seed grant program has a brief online application and requests can be up to $1,000. Even if you have an active grant (or pending application) for another project with them, this urgent rapid response program is available for all groups who see a need in their community to respond to COVID19.

Champions in Action: Social Equity & Inclusion

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021
Citizens Bank

If you are an eligible nonprofit, you are encouraged to apply for the Champions in Action program. The next round of the program will support Social Equity & Inclusion and applications are due February 26.

Champions in Action will receive:

  • $35,000 in unrestricted funds
  • Local media support/coverage through media partners
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank
  • Promotional support including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on website

Learn more and apply

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Campership Grants

Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofit organizations that help those in need in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Grants are awarded for camp scholarships and summer enrichment programs for needy children from rural and urban areas in the amount of $1,000-$5,000.

Learn more and apply

New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Grassroots Fund's grant programs are designed to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities. Grow Grant awards are between $1,000 and $4,000.

The Grow grant program is focused on community-based, local initiatives. For the Grassroot Fund that means that:

  • The group is doing local, grassroots work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT.
  • The group is volunteer-driven or has no more than 2 full-time paid staff.
  • The group has an annual operating budget of under $100,000.

Deadlines: Third Tuesday in March & September. Funding decisions are generally made by the end of May and early December, and funding is received after grant agreement paperwork is signed. 

Read more and apply

2021 Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021
Milford Hospital Association

The Milford Hospital Association is making grants to support "local medical and health-related services in the communities that are nonprofit organizations (501c (3)), governmental entities, and faith communities serving clients in Milford; Amherst; and Mont Vernon."

Mascoma Bank Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Mascoma Bank Foundation

The Mascoma Bank Foundation provides capital funding to not-for-profit organizations within Mascoma Bank’s market area that will contribute to the long-term benefit of its communities. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire from Keene to Lancaster; the I-89 corridor from Burlington to New London; and Portland, Maine.

Typical projects may include facility and infrastructure improvements, new construction, capital campaigns, and capital items outside normal operating budgets. The Foundation is especially interested in requests or projects that:

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

The Bean Foundation awards grants in the fields of arts and humanities, education, environment, health, human services, and public/society benefit. Grants are only available for nonprofit organizations that serve Manchester and Amherst. 

New Hampshire Women's Foundation Grants

Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2021

New Hampshire Women's Foundation is interested in efforts that: address the root causes of problems faced by New Hampshire women and girls; result in long-term change for women and girls; challenge systemic barriers faced by women and girls; promote the empowerment and leadership of women and girls; demonstrate collaboration among women’s and girls’ organizations; raise consciousness of the status of women or girls or raise awareness of issues of concern to women or girls; impact public policy in support of the full and equal participation of women and girls; and encourage philanthropy by women and girls.

Special Note: For 2021, the maximum grant award has been raised to $7500, up from the prior cap of $5000.

We seek out programs that benefit New Hampshire women and girls by:

2021 Community Grantmaking Program

Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2021
NH Women's Foundation

The New Hamphire Women's Foundation makes grants of $1,000 to $7,500—up from the previous cap of $5,000—to NH 501(c)(3)s to support "programs that benefit New Hampshire women and girls by promoting economic security; supporting health, wellness, and safety; and enhancing leadership education, and empowerment."

Fund for Community Advancement

Deadline: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Franklin Savings Bank

The Franklin Savings Bank Fund for Community Advancement makes grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations organizations focusing on affordable housing, health care, social services, arts and humanities, human services, and more.

Clean Energy Fund

NH Community Development Finance Authority

NH Community Development Finance Authority has financing available for nonprofit energy efficiency and renewable energy projects through their Clean Energy Fund.

Westinghouse Electric Company Charitable Giving

The Westinghouse Electric Company Charitable Giving Program provides support to nonprofit organizations in communities with company facilities (within 50 miles of Portsmouth and Newington, NH). The company's areas of emphasis include the following: STEM Education, Environmental Sustainability, and Community Safety and Vitality.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. 

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