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

National Book Foundation Invites Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Each year, the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize awards $10,000 to an individual or organization that has developed an innovative project which creates and sustains a lifelong love of reading in the community they serve. The foundation is seeking applications from individuals and institutions that demonstrate a commitment to literature and the promotion of reading for its own sake. Key criteria include creativity, risk-taking, and a visionary quality, as well as a novel way of presenting books and literature. Priority will be given to applications from individuals and institutions that have developed interdisciplinary approaches and incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, and/or other fields. 

Learn more here

2018 Champions in Action Program: Social Entrepreneurship / Enterprise

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018
Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank's Champions in Action program awards $35,000 in unrestricted funds, media coverage, volunteer support, and promotional support to nonprofits.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant

Deadline: Thursday, March 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."

New Hampshire Women's Foundation Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The NH Women's Foundation provides grants—typically between $1,000 and $5,000—to support programs that: advocate for economic security, promote women and girls in leadership, foster work and life balance, champion health and wellness, and support women and children at risk.

Community Grants Program - Express Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of up to $5,000 for project support, "a set of activities conducted during a specified period of time and with clear deliverables that further the organization's mission or build organizational capacity).

Queen City Rotary Grant Application Period Open

Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Queen City Rotary Cub is now accepting 2018 grant applications for projects, events and programs that promote and support children in the greater Manchester area. Grant awards typically range from $500 to $1,500.

Learn more and apply here.

Rock on Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts and Athletics Projects

Deadline: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Founded by brothers Luke and Matt Bonner in early 2013, the Rock On Foundation works to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities in New Hampshire. In 2018, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 for projects designed to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities in the state.

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

Deadline: Wednesday, April 18, 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 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

Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018

The Mary Kay Foundation is making grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state.  Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence.

The deadline for applications is April 30.

Read more and apply.

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.

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."

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.

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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