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

COVID-19 Assistance Fund

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

The Harvard Pilgrim Foundation is offering two expedited grant programs, totaling $1.5 million. A total of $500,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations that assist older adults in Mass., Maine and New Hampshire impacted by COVID-19. A total of $1 million will be awarded to local nonprofit community service organizations helping people respond to the impact of COVID-19 in Conn., Mass., Maine and New Hampshire. Grants are available up to $10,000 each.

Express Grants up to $5,000

NH Charitable Foundation

In 2020, the Foundation’s Express Grants program will be dedicated exclusively to meeting urgent needs related to the COVID-19 crisis. Grants of up to $5,000 will be available through open application beginning April 1st. The application process has been streamlined, and we will prioritize nonprofits assisting the most vulnerable. Express Grants will be unrestricted to respond to needs such as communication technology, increased service demand, lost revenue, supplies, and so on.

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.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Small Business Administration

Nonprofits of any size that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may qualify. Nonprofits requiring emergency capital are encouraged to complete the online loan application form. These loans have interest rates of 2.75% for nonprofits for up to a 30 year period. The first $25k can be loaned without collateral so paid out immediately and there is a 4 month deferment. Additionally, businesses do not have to prove that they sought other lenders first.

Grants in Greater Derry area

Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2020
Alexander Eastman Foundation

The Alexander Eastman Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of the greater Derry, NH, area, including Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Sandown, and Windham with grants ranging $5,000-$35,000.

The Foundation's focus is on healthcare. Its interests in the field are comprehensive and extend to the following:

  • mental health;
  • dental care;
  • developmental and rehabilitative services;
  • health promotion and education;
  • disease and accident prevention;
  • nutrition;
  • continuing education of health professionals; and,
  • applied or practical research.

Learn more and apply

New Hampshire Women's Foundation Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The New Hampshire Women's Foundation has an upcoming grant opportunity for organizations serving New Hampshire women and girls which:

  • Promote Economic Security
  • Support Health, Wellness and Safety
  • Enhance Leadership, Education and Empowerment

Grant amounts are for $1000 - $5000. The deadline to apply is April 15.  More details at

Madelaine G. von Weber Trusts

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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.

Learn more and apply

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Grants

Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. 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

The 2020 Youth Literacy grant applications will be available February 27, 2020.

Learn more and apply

The Fuller Foundation

Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020

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

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2020
Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation works to advance pathways to economic mobility in order to build thriving communities. Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that serve specific states and regions, including New Hampshire. 

The Economic Mobility and Social Progress Focused on the Needs of the Community category provides support for affordable housing, community revitalization, arts, and the environment. Applications will be accepted from June 1 through June 26, 2020. 

Learn more & 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. 

Learn more

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