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.

Hesed Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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

GKV Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The GKV Foundation supports nonprofit organizations located within a 4-5-hour drive of the New York City metropolitan area that are interested in developing new programs that will impact the community through the use of a range of artistic media such as the visual arts, music, and dance. In order to be considered for funding, interested organizations must first submit a Letter of Interest, due between September 25-30, 2020.

Learn more and apply

Mascoma Bank Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020
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. Deadline for proposals for the spring cycle are due no later than April 1. Deadline for proposals for the fall cycle are due no later than October 1.

Learn more and apply

Grants in Greater Derry area

Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020
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

The Clowes Fund

Deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2020

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 as well as other areas with significant populations of immigrants, refugees and asylees. Grants range from $20,000-$50,000.

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

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.

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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