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.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Grants

Deadline: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply for grants up to $4,000. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

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.

The Fuller Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Fuller Foundation supports non-profit agencies which improve the quality of life for people, animals, and the environment..

Economic Mobility Focused on the needs of community

Deadline: Friday, June 25, 2021
Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to advance pathways to economic mobility in order to build thriving communities. The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve specific states and regions in the United States, inlcuding New Hampshire. The Economic Mobility Focused on the needs of community category provides support for affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Applications will be accepted from May 31 through June 25, 2021.

Learn more

Policy and Advocacy

Deadline: Friday, July 23, 2021
Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Engaging in policy and advocacy is essential to building healthy communities. Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports policy and/or systems-level change leading to age-friendly communities.

Advocacy includes purposeful and intentional activities to educate and inform decision-makers as well as activities that involve older people as essential stakeholders in policy and systems change. Organizing efforts should recognize older people as important assets to community and ensure their voices are elevated and heard. Organizing work should promote policies leading to age-friendly communities.

Proposals should:

  • Impact healthy aging
  • Be inclusive (i.e. engage older people)
  • Increase equity, especially for communities of color
  • Be collaborative

Letters of Intent are due July 23, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 1, 2021

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

The Bean Foundation awards grants in the fields of arts and humanities, education, environment, health, human services, and public/society benefit. Grants are only available for nonprofit organizations that serve Manchester and Amherst. 

Mascoma Bank Foundation

Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021
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. The Bank serves the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire from Keene to Lancaster; the I-89 corridor from Burlington to New London; and Portland, Maine.

Typical projects may include facility and infrastructure improvements, new construction, capital campaigns, and capital items outside normal operating budgets. The Foundation is especially interested in requests or projects that:

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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