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 info@nhnonprofits.org.)

Petco Foundation Animal Welfare Grants

Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

The Petco Foundation provides grants to animal welfare organizations performing sheltering and adoptions nationwide. U.S.-based nonprofit animal shelters and foster-based rescue organizations, as well as municipal animal shelters are eligible to apply. For the 2018 funding cycle, applications will be accepted from August 1 through September 28.

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Green Education Foundation's Green Thumb Challenge

Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Green Education Foundation, in partnership with Gardener's Supply Company, is accepting applications from schools and youth groups for its Green Thumb Challenge. Through the program, a prize of $500 will be awarded to a school or youth group to advance the sustainability of a successful youth garden program that has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Applicants must submit a chronicle of their project, including photographs and descriptions. To be eligible, applicants must be a school or youth group with existing garden program involving youth in grades K-12. The program will not consider proposals for gardens that do not yet exist.

Learn more and apply

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood makes grants—historically ranging from $20,000 to $100,000—to organizations working in one of three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Through the program, grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to applicants that address the foundation's priorities from a holistic perspective. Priority will be given to projects that aim to protect Earth's beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and/or build stronger communities. Projects must operate with clearly defined objectives and have viable plans to achieve them; demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level; and promote positive change through both the project and implementation process.

Learn more and apply

Dobles Foundation Grant

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Dobles Foundation makes one-year grants of up to $25,000 to "public charities whose mission for years 2017 and 2018 is to advance the prevention, treatment, and / or recovery from substance abuse / misuse."

Mascoma Bank Foundation

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018
Mascoma Bank Foundation

The Mascoma Bank Foundation makes grants to of up to $10,000 to support nonprofit organizations that benefit the people living in the communities within the Bank's service area in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Grantmaking areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth;
  • social services;
  • food banks;
  • community development;
  • civic affairs;
  • education;
  • health; and,
  • the environment.

Learn more and apply

Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018
Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation

The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of up to $5,000 to local non-profits that make a significant impact on the lives of people in the communities it serve. Applications are accepted during the month of September and October 1 is the last day of acceptance. 

Learn more and apply

Alkermes Inspiration Grants - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. Local, regional, and national programs will all be considered. Eligible applicants include large advocacy organizations and academic institutions as well as small grassroots organizations trying to make a difference. Grants typically range from $12,000 to $200,000. 

Learn more and apply

Alexander Eastman Foundation awards grants in Greater Derry area

Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018
Alexander Eastman Foundation

The Alexander Eastman Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of the greater Derry, NH, area, including Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Sandown, and Windham with grants ranging $5,000-$35,000.

The Foundation's focus is on healthcare. Its interests in the field are comprehensive and extend to the following:

  • mental health;
  • dental care;
  • developmental and rehabilitative services;
  • health promotion and education;
  • disease and accident prevention;
  • nutrition;
  • continuing education of health professionals; and,
  • applied or practical research.

Learn more and apply

Economic and Workforce Development Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in communities where Lincoln Financial Group employees live and work, including the greater Concord, NH area. 

Recognizing that adult education, job skills training and employment opportunity are essential to building healthy local economies, Lincoln Financial Foundation makes grants to programs that support financial literacy, adult literacy and high school graduation equivalency, workforce development and economic development initiatives.

Learn more and apply

Ben & Jerry's Foundation Seeks Proposals From Social and Environmental Justice Projects

Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.

To that end, one-year grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to grassroots community-organizing groups (with annual budgets under $500,000) in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and sustainable and just food systems. Grants can be used for both programming and operational costs.

Leaarn more & apply

Madelaine G. von Weber Trusts

Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2018

The Madelaine G. von Weber Trust supports nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire with grants up to $25,000.

The Trust's areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • environmental and conservation initiatives, including animal welfare and energy efficiency;
  • music and the arts, including music schools and free concerts; and,
  • social services, including family recreation, food banks, and mentoring programs.

Learn more and apply

National Grid Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The National Grid Foundation makes grants of $5,000-$20,000 to non-profit organizations for programs and projects within major focus areas of:

Education

  • Classroom-based education for K-12 students
  • Innovative scholarship and university partnerships that support and advance underserved members of our community
  • Skills training for people of all ages to lead more productive lives​

Environment

  • Projects that support the sustainability of our natural resources
  • Programs and projects that inspire and educate young people about their connection to and responsibility for the preservation of the environment
  • Projects that seek to preserve open spaces for future generations

Learn more and apply

Jean Griswold Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Jean Griswold Foundation makes grants of up to $2,000 to organizations “providing services that support low income elderly and or disabled individuals to ‘age in place.’”

The Clowes Fund

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Clowes Fund supports social services for populations of immigrants, refugees and asylees, as well as workforce development in the form of jobs skills training and preventing students from dropping out of school. Priority will be given to applications serving Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties. Grants range from $20,000-$50,000.

Preliminary Proposals are due November 1. Final Proposals are due February 1. 

Learn more and apply

Irving Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Irving Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that work to offer opportunities to youth and families in New England, California, and international locations with grants typically ranging from $1,000-$10,000.

The emphasis is on innovative and entrepreneurial approaches that focus on education and preparation for self-sufficiency.

The Foundation provides grants to continue ongoing general work or projects, or to fund new projects.

Areas of interests include:

  • arts;
  • education;
  • child welfare; and,
  • the environment.

Learn more and apply

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations that provide services for children in central and eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations for programs which directly improve the health and well-being of children. 

Learn more and apply

Hesed Foundation

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

The Hesed Foundation is dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of human life and the strengthening of communities. Hesed seeks to achieve these goals by supporting programs that enhance the lives and welfare of all people, particularly those in underrepresented populations and communities. Specifically, they fund programs relating to youth and education, health, and community building. The Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the state of New Hampshire and New York City.

Learn more and apply

TD Charitable Foundation: Non-profit Training Resource Fund

Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018

The Non-Profit Training Resource Fund, an initiative of the TD Charitable Foundation, provides grants to charitable organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance job performance. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to organizations within the TD Bank market area on the East Coast that focus on affordable housing, economic development, financial literacy, or after-school and extracurricular programming. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis in 2018 and will be reviewed monthly. 

Learn more here

Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the northeastern United States.

The Foundation's major fields of interest include the following:

ALDI Smart Kids Program

Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2018

The ALDI Smart Kids Program supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, K-12 schools, and faith-based organizations that promote kids being active and healthy in the communities where ALDI stores are located (including Derry and Manchester, NH). Grants ranging from $100 to $5,000 and ALDI gift cards are provided to local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing, and the arts. Applications are accepted between February 1 and December 15, annually. 

Read more and apply here.

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

The Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program awards grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits within the service area of Walmart stores.

The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grants Program provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income or transitional housing or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income or transitional housing or community facilities; and engaging volunteers to help veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair, and improvement of homes and other properties. Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services. Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31, 2018.

Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

The Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program makes grants of up to $10,000 to "help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products" in New England.

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Campership Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

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: Friday, March 15, 2019

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant awards between $1,000 and $3,500 to "help established groups increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact."

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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