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.

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation makes grants to support 501(c)3 organizations working to improve the quality of life for residents in the Mount Washington Valley.

Learn more and apply

Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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 August and September 1 is the last day of acceptance. 

Learn more and apply

The Donley Foundation Supports Nonprofits in the Upper Valley

Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Donley Foundation's mission is to promote self-sufficiency and achievement for disadvantaged children, individuals, and families through the support of education, literacy, and other means. The Foundation primarily provides support to nonprofit organizations in Western Cook County, IL, and the adjoining neighborhoods on Chicago's West Side; the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire; and Greater York County and the Allentown-Bethlehem area of the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Grants typically are made in a range of $10,000 to $25,000. The Foundation occasionally awards multi-year grants.

Read more and apply

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: Thursday, October 1, 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 October 1, 2020.

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

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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