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.

FY 2022 AmeriCorps VISTA Request for Concept Papers

Deadline: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a federal anti-poverty national service program designed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to address poverty and poverty-related problems in the United States.

Through this opportunity, AmeriCorps seeks concept papers for the AmeriCorps VISTA program from outcome-driven organizations that share the AmeriCorps VISTA mission.

**The Northeast Regional Office of AmeriCorps invites you to join us for an Intro to AmeriCorps VISTA Resources Call on December 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. to learn how to apply for VISTA resources either as independent organization, through an existing network, or a new collaboration. Please email to register for the call or if you have questions

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Grants advancing Women’s Equity

Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle is accepting grant proposals that advance Women’s Equity by promoting systemic change. Successful proposals will demonstrate long term solutions that elevate women’s well-being, independence, and leadership. This year organizations will be able to request a grant of $50,000 in unrestricted funding.

Seacoast Women's Giving Circle Priorities:

  • Improving quality of life on the Seacoast
  • Serving the socio-economically underprivileged
  • Fostering independence and self-reliance
  • Addressing emerging needs and issues
  • Providing long-term solutions
  • Investing in the expansion of existing organizations rather than the creation of new ones

Learn more and apply

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Monday, January 31, 2022

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

Seacoast Half Marathon Beneficiary Application

Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

At the beginning of each year, the Seacoast Half Marathon organizing committee selects a non-profit beneficiary for that year’s race. Each year’s revenue, after direct race expenses are paid, goes to the beneficiary and to the other non-profit groups that staff the water stops on the race course each year. Historically, the beneficiaries have earned between $35,000 and $120,000, depending on race registrations and sponsorship revenue.

Please download the beneficiary application to learn which types of organizations can qualify, what information is needed to complete the application process, and what the requirements are for each organization chosen as the Seacoast Half Marathon beneficiary.

Click HERE to download the 2022 Seacoast Half Marathon beneficiary application. The due date for submission of the applications is February 1, 2022.

Champions in Action: Innovation & Transformation

Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Citizens Bank

If you are an eligible nonprofit, you are encouraged to apply for the Champions in Action program. The next round of the program will support Innovation & Transformation and applications will be due February 2022 (exact date and application not yet available).

Champions in Action will receive:

  • $35,000 in unrestricted funds
  • Local media support/coverage through media partners
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank
  • Promotional support including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on website

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American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunity

Deadline: Thursday, February 3, 2022
AmeriCorps Seniors

An American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunity for organizations new to AmeriCorps Seniors has been recently announced. Eligible community organizations are encouraged to apply for American Rescue Plan funding through AmeriCorps Seniors.

The focus with this American Rescue Plan funding opportunity are applicants who can demonstrate how they will engage adults age 55 and over in impactful national service to address one or more of the identified priorities.

AmeriCorps Seniors prioritizes serving communities that are hard-to-reach and/or those that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. They also want to invest in communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely impacted by inequities and underinvestment, such as African American and Tribal communities.
Priority issue areas include:

Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2022

The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is dedicated to improving the access to, and the quality of, oral healthcare and education for the public and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Grants are provided for programs enhancing the awareness of good oral health, with a particular focus on children, the elderly, the indigent, or other populations with identified oral health needs. Priority is given to oral health programs that are preventive in nature and are aimed at decreasing the incidence, prevalence, and severity of dental disease. Grant requests of up to $1,000 are considered throughout the year; the upcoming application deadline for grants of $1,000 to $5,000 is February 4, 2022.

Learn more and apply

2022 Justice Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2022
NH Bar Foundation

The New Hampshire Bar Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022 Justice Grants between January 1, 2022 and February 11, 2022. 

The Bar Foundation is particularly interested in funding projects that:
1. Envision new ways to create equal justice for all people  
2. Develop concrete innovations in the delivery of legal services, court operations, legal education or in other justice-related areas
3. Address legal needs or projects which are important in a democratic society, but that may go against public or political sentiment
4. Bring together diverse resources and people to find solutions to justice-related problems
5. Build public confidence in the justice system  

Economic Mobility Focused on the Needs of Individuals and Families

Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2022
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 Needs of Individuals and Families category provides support for workforce development, education, and basic needs. Applications will be accepted from January 24 through February 18, 2022. 

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Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation is committed to improving community life in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

The Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving regional and statewide economies, and in addition lends support to the following areas:

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022
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, April 1, 2022
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:

Madelaine G. von Weber Trusts

Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022

The Madelaine G. von Weber Trust accepts funding applications from New Hampshire-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Applicants should demonstrate good governance, a sustainable program, strong community/board of trustees support, a track record of valuable service to the community and a compelling rationale for why the requested funds are needed.

The Trustees award grants twice each year in the spring and fall.  Application deadlines are April 15 and October 15.

Learn more and apply

Economic Mobility Focused on the Needs of Community

Deadline: Friday, June 24, 2022
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, including New Hampshire. The Economic Mobility Focused on Needs of the Community category provides support for affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and small businesses. Applications will be accepted from May 30 through June 24, 2022.

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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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