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

AmeriCorps State Formula Planning and Program Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Volunteer NH

Volunteer NH has released the State Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps State Program Grants and AmeriCorps State Planning Grants for 2018-2019. Program grants are awarded to organizations to operate an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service in New Hampshire, while planning grants are awarded to organizations preparing for operating an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service in New Hampshire.

Intent to Apply Due May 18 and Applications Due May 30

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Best Buy Community Grants Program

Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides grants of $5,000-$10,000 to community-based organizations that are located within 25 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants focus on out-of-school time programs that create access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. 


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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 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: Friday, June 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.

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Open Space Institute Community Forest Fund Grants

Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. OSI’s Community Forest Fund awards grants in the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The focus is on projects that integrate community, economic, and conservation goals, such as efforts that create and retain jobs, promote sustainable forestry, conserve land, and increase and deepen community involvement in land stewardship. The Fund awards matching capital grants to support the purchase of conservation easements and fee interest in land. Smaller support grants of under $30,000 are available for planning, transaction, and stewardship activities directly related to community forest projects.

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Opportunity Grants Program

Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Endowment For Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people. Grants generally range between $1,000 and $20,000. 

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Blackbaud Community Matters Grants Program

Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Blackbaud Community Matters Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in the locations where the company has offices, including Bedford, NH. Grants are made to organizations with budgets of less than $2 million and preference will be given to grant requests that focus on general operations, capacity building or education of disadvantaged populations. 

The company's interests include: higher education and independent K-12 education; healthcare; human services; arts and culture; faith; the environment; animal welfare; and, other charitable causes.

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Big Lots Foundation Grants

Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018

The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. 

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Captain Planet Foundation EcoTech Grants

Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, an initiative to support projects that motivate children through science, technology, engineering, and math while challenging them to re-imagine the way their world can be. Twenty grants of $2,500 each will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use nature-based design or technology to address an environmental problem in their community. Ideal projects should integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using technology and science practices to help care for the environment. 

Learn more and apply here

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Local Grants Program

Deadline: Thursday, July 19, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Local Grans Program makes grants of up to $20,000 to support “projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization.”

Wellborn Ecology Fund

Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

The Wellborn Ecology Fund makes grants of up to $5,000 to "increase environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Upper Valley."

Community Grants Program - Unrestricted Grants

Deadline: Thursday, August 2, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants that support an organization’s general operations as a whole rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort.

Anthem Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2018

Anthem Foundation grant funding supports ongoing community health programs with proven and measurable outcomes in the focus areas of Healthy Hearts, Healthy Cancer Prevention, Healthy Maternal Practices, Healthy Diabetes Prevention, and Healthy Active Lifestyles. 

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New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant

Deadline: Saturday, September 15, 2018

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."

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.

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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

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.

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.

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