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.

Environmental Opportunity Grant Program

Deadline: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
NH Charitable Foundation

The Environmental Opportunity Grant Program is a one-time program providing small grants to organizations in New Hampshire doing work at the intersection of community and the environment. Specifically, we are seeking proposals for work in three areas: 1) Renewable energy and energy efficiency, either policy or practice; 2) Community action and education on priority issues determined by the local community, such as pollution, solid waste disposal, and food access; 3) Strategic land and fresh water conservation that provides equitable public access and/or advances public health goals.

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The ALDI grocery store chain is inviting applications for its ALDI Smart Kids program.

ALDI Smart Kids is dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of children in communities where ALDI has stores, warehouses, offices, and conducts business (Concord, NH). Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local community organizations that encourage kids to actively participate in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, healthy socializing, and/or the arts.

Read more and apply here.

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Walmart is accepting applications to its Community Grant Program.

Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of local nonprofit organizations within the service area of individual Walmart or Sam’s Club stores for projects that benefit the community at large (e.g., food pantries, soup kitchens, or clothing closets). Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the store from which they are requesting funding.

Learn more and apply

Grants Available - Food Pantries

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofit organizations that help those in need in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust is currently focusing on providing grants to food pantries. Support is also provided in the categories of health and welfare, dental health, and homeless shelters. Organizations interested in food pantry grants should email Susan Bouchard at Letters of inquiry for the other grant categories may be submitted throughout the year. (Applications for camp scholarships that provide children, who would otherwise be unable to attend, with an opportunity for a summer camp experience are due March 1, annually.) Visit the Trust's website for more details about the giving priorities and application guidelines.

Arts Midwest Accepting Applications for Big Read 2021-22

Deadline: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
National Endowment for the Arts

Arts Midwest is accepting applications for the 2021-22 National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read program.

Studies have shown that reading for pleasure has positive impact on one's health and can provide entertainment and connection to community members in a time of isolation. The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022. Organizations can choose one of six available books — An American Sunrise, by Joy Harjo; Beloved, by Toni Morrison; The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, by Thi Bui; The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories, by Jack London; The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck; and The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros — and can also tie in thematically-related books of their choice to expand the program's potential and reach a wider audience.

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2021

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation makes grants to support 501(c)3 organizations working to improve the quality of life for residents in the Mount Washington Valley.

Learn more and apply

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. 

Learn more

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