Funding Alerts

"Community Matters More" Contest

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank

A total of 44 grants will be awarded to the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 11 write-in vote recipients (one per region). The top 2 vote-getting organizations in each region, including write-ins, will each receive $5,000. The remaining 33 organizations will each receive $1,000. Online voting ends February 28, 2019.

Learn more and vote

2014 Community Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014
Milford Hospital Association

The Trustees of the Milford Hospital Association are pleased to announce the availability of 2014 Community Grants.

Non-profit organizations (501c(3)), governmental entities and faith communities from Milford, Amherst and/or Mont Vernon are eligible to apply.

To obtain application materials please email milfordhospitalassociation@gmail.comc/o Jennifer Wierwille Norton, Milford Hospital Association grants consultant.

Application RFP Distributed: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Deadline for Full Proposals: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5pm

2014 Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards

Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
World of Children

World of Children Award program was created to recognize and elevate those selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children here in the USA and across the globe, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries. These courageous leaders recognize that our children are the world’s most important asset. Their stories are heroic. World of Children Award honors these leaders and grants them funds to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created for children. These Awards ensure that more children’s lives will be touched, improved and changed forever.

Learn more and apply.

2014 Senior Corps RSVP Program Funding

Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2013
Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has released a funding opportunity for the Senior Corps RSVP program, one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people age 55 and over. The Senior Corps RSVP program provides service opportunities for seniors who want to make a difference in their community. CNCS plans to award more than $14 million to local organizations throughout the country through a competitive process.

Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, faith-based and higher education institutions, Indian tribes, and local public agencies, including city and county governments. Organizations must provide services in one of six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

In New Hampshire grants will total $337,416, ranging from $20,000 to $120,000 per focus area. The grants awarded will provide staff salary support, training costs, volunteer recruitment and recognition costs, mileage reimbursement, and supplementary insurance for volunteers. The competition addresses specific geographic areas in the State and requires a minimum number of volunteers to participate.

Interested organizations should review the Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity for application requirements. A Senior Corps Virtual Conference, free and open to the public, will be held August 6-7, 2013. The virtual conference will provide information on Senior Corps performance measures that will help organizations develop their programs. Applicants should also consider submitting an Intent to Apply form, which is due August 9, 2013, to 2014RSVPIntent@cns.gov.

Applications for the RSVP Competition are due Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2014. For more information on the competition, visit the CNCS website or call Congresswoman Kuster’s Concord office at (603) 226-1002.

2014-15 Grants for Arts, Dance, and Education

Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation in New York City is dedicated to sustaining and advancing live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support rather than for specific project funding. Grants are awarded exclusively to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofit organizations that help support the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments at private universities.

Grants will be made only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a pattern of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio), renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).

Applicants may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation decides to fund an organization, it will also determine the amount of the grant.

The foundation has two grant application timetables. Applications for the dance, arts related, and education categories must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Theater applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

Visit the Shubert Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application materials.

2014-15 Grants for Theater

Deadline: Monday, December 1, 2014
The Shubert Foundation

The Shubert Foundation in New York City is dedicated to sustaining and advancing live performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on theater and a secondary focus on dance.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support rather than for specific project funding. Grants are awarded exclusively to U.S. nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

Nonprofit professional resident theater companies are the primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on producing, rather than presenting, organizations. A smaller amount of funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofit organizations that help support the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments at private universities.

Grants will be made only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record as well as a pattern of fiscal responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price admissions, media (film, TV, and radio), renovation projects, or capital or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations (agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).

Applicants may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation decides to fund an organization, it will also determine the amount of the grant.

The foundation has two grant application timetables. Applications for the dance, arts related, and education categories must be submitted by October 15, 2014. Theater applications must be submitted by December 1, 2014.

Visit the Shubert Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application materials.

2015 Community Grant Program

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications for their 2015 Community Grant Program, which awards grants from $250 to $2,500 to nonprofits, government entities, schools, or churches in the service area of Walmart stores.

 The deadline for the 2015 grant cycle is Thursday, December 31st, 2015.

Read more and apply on the Walmart Foundation's website.

2015 Northern New England Combined Federal Campaign

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Northern New England Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. Annually, the Northern New England CFC solicits approximately 40,000 employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the Greater Albany, NY region and nearly 4 million employees nationally from postal, military, and civilian branches.

The application period is now open for the 2015 campaign year. Charities must apply to participate each year. All applications must be received no later than April 1st, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST.

Download the application and instructions.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

Rachel Prest
CFC Assistant Director
rachelcfc@uwgs.org
(603) 436-5554, ext. 9125

2015 Qualification and Grant Application Process

Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Granite United Way

Granite United Way is excited to announce the timeline for the 2015 qualification and grant application processes.  All organizations seeking qualification through Granite United Way are required to complete the eligibility requirements. Becoming a Granite United Way Qualified Partner creates opportunities for organizations to participate in Granite United Way’s Community Impact Grant Application Process, join Granite United Way’s Day of Caring Volunteer Day and be listed in campaign materials for local, state and federal employee giving campaigns.

“Our local volunteers are proud of the thorough approach we take with our qualification and grant funding process,” said Val Guy, Senior Director of Community Engagement. “Each year we are impressed with the quality of the programs that seek United Way funding and our Community Impact Committee spend countless hours reviewing the programs and organizations seeking funding.”

Important dates for the process timeline are featured below:

  • October 27, 2014: Request for Qualification (RFQ) Opens
    (Online portal will be open for non-profits to apply for qualification.  Please email Jennifer Sabin at Jennifer.Sabin@graniteuw.org for instruction packet.)
  • November 12, 2014: Request for Qualification (RFQ) Closes
  • Late December, 2014: Notification of Qualification Status
    Please note – you would need to be voted in by the Local Community Impact Committee as a Qualified Partner in order to respond to the Request for Proposal. 
  • January 2, 2015: Request for Proposals (RFP) Opens
  • February 2, 2015: Request for Proposals (RFP) Closes
  • Late May, 2015: Notification of Community Funding Decisions

Requests for qualification (RFQ) will be reviewed and evaluated by a body of Granite United Way volunteers in each local region. Agency competence, capacity, financial stability and presence in each region will be considered in the evaluation.

The Qualification Process will be open in the following five regions (Please note that this process is not open in the Central Region):

  • Merrimack County Region includes the towns of: Allenstown, Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Contoocook, Penacook, Danbury, Dunbarton, Epsom, Franklin, Henniker, Hill, Hooksett, South Hooksett, Hopkinton, Loudon, New London, Newbury, Northfield, Pembroke, Suncook, Pittsfield, Salisbury, Sutton, Warner, Webster and Wilmot
  • North Country Region includes the towns of: Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Dalton, Easton, Franconia, Haverhill, Landaff, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Monroe, North Haverhill, North Woodstock, Piermont, Pike, Sugar Hill, Twin Mountain, Warren, Whitefield, Woodstock, and Woodville
  • Northern Region includes the towns of: Albany, Bartlett, Berlin, Bretton Woods, Brookfield, Carroll, Center Conway, Chatham, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Conway, Dalton, Dixville, Dummer, Errol, Glen, Gorham, Groveton, Intervale, Jackson, Jefferson, Kearsarge, Lancaster, Madison, Milan, Mount Washington, Northumberland, North Conway, North Stratford, Ossipee, Pittsburg, Randolph, Shelburne, Stark, Stratford, Twin Mountain, West Stewartstown, Wentworth and Whitefield
  • Southern Region includes the towns of: Atkinson, Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Chester, Danville, Derry, Goffstown, Hampstead, Hooksett, Londonderry, Manchester, New Boston, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown and Windham
  • Upper Valley includes the towns of: Canaan, Dorchester, Eastman, Enfield, Enfield Center, Etna, Grafton, Grantham, Hanover, Hanover Center, Lebanon, Lyme, Lyme Center, Meriden, Orange, Orford, Orfordville, Plainfield, West Lebanon and VT: Andover/Weston, Ascutney, Barnard/Pomfret/Sharon, Bethel, Brownsville/W. Windsor, Cavendish, Chester, Fairlee/W. Fairlee, Hartford, Hartland, Ludlow, Norwich, Quechee, Reading, Royalton/S. Royalton/Strafford, Springfield/N. Springfield, Thetford, Weathersfield/Baltimore, White River Junction, Wilder, Windsor, Woodstock/Bridgewater

All organizations seeking qualification through Granite United Way are required to complete the eligibility requirements.  All organizations applying to Granite United Way must provide the following information and documentation:

  • Organization Name
  • EIN
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Address and Mail Address
  • Organization Phone Number and Fax Number
  • Executive Director Name, Phone and Email Address
  • Organization’s Primary Contact Name, Phone and Email Address
  • Statement of 25 words or fewer that describes the organization’s activities.
  • Organization’s Mission Statement
  • Brief Description of organization (2000 characters or fewer)
  • Number of individuals served in each region listed above.
  • 501(c)(3) IRS Letter of Determination
  • Most Recent Organization Financial Documents
    Requirements for Financial Documents:
    • For organizations whose fiscal year ended more than 9 months ago, submitted financial documents should reflect the most recently closed fiscal year.
    • For organizations whose fiscal year ended less than 9 months ago, submitted financial documents can reflect the previous fiscal year.
    • For all organizations, the most recently completed financial documents are preferred.
    • For organizations who are required to have an audit by federal or state governments or by an umbrella organization: Please submit the most recent organization financial audit.
    • For organizations who are not required to have an audit and who are requesting $5,000 or more from Granite United Way: Please submit the most recent organization financial review.
    • For organizations who are not required to have an audit and who are requesting less than $5,000 from Granite United Way:  Please submit the most recent compilation.
  • IRS 990 or 990 EZ Form
  • New Hampshire Non-Profit Checklist (for New Hampshire based non-profits only. Form is provided in online system.)
  • Counterterrorism Statement (Form is provided in online system.)
  • Certificate of Good Standing for the State of New Hampshire or Vermont (no more than 5 years old)
  • Board of Directors Roster
  • Annual Report filed with the Office of Charitable Trusts (for New Hampshire based     non-profits only)
  • Resume of Organization’s Top Executive
  • Business Operations Compliance Checklist (Form is provided in online system.)

For more information on the qualification and grant funding process, please contact Val Guy at val.guy@graniteuw.org or call 603.224.2595 x226.

2015 Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle Grant

Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle is accepting proposals from organizations providing services that promote healthy child development.

Proposals should address one or more of the following:

  • Stengthening relationships between children and key adults (parents, caregivers, teachers, mentors)
  • Building protective factors for pregnant women, children, adolescents, and families
  • Increasing access to quality early education/childcare

Applicants must:

  • Be an approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
  • Provide services in some or all of the following Seacoast towns of NH and Maine: Seabrook, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, New Castle, and Kittery

The following organizations are generally NOT eligible for support:

  • Religious or faith based programs or organizations
  • Political organizations or programs
  • Organizations that discriminate in any way

Seacoast Women 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 download a copy of the application on the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle's website.

2016 Northern New England Combined Federal Campaign

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. Annually, the Northern New England CFC solicits approximately 40,000 employees in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the Greater Albany, NY region and nearly 4 million employees nationally from postal, military, and civilian branches.

Nonprofits must apply to each year to participate as a CFC agency. The 2016 application process is now open. All applications must be received no later than March 1, 2016, at 5 PM (EST).

To download the application and instructions, please visit www.northernnewenglandcfc.org, and click on the "Info for Charities" tab.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

Rachel Prest
CFC Campaign Director
rachelcfc@uwgs.org
(603) 436-5554, ext. 9125

2016 Qualification Process

Deadline: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Granite United Way

Granite United Way has opened their annual Request for Qualification process. This is an opportunity for nonprofit agencies to begin the process of becoming a qualified partner, which is necessary to apply for funding in the next phase of the process. The full process is outlined on their website.

Timeline

  • October 20th, 2015 – Request for Qualification (RFQ) Opens
    The RFQ will be posted on www.graniteuw.org. (Online portal will be open for non-profits to apply for qualification. Please email Jennifer Sabin at Jennifer.Sabin@graniteuw.org for instruction packet.)
  • November 10th, 2015 – Request for Qualification (RFQ) Closes
    Requests for qualification will be reviewed and evaluated by a body of Granite United Way volunteers in each local region. Agency competence, capacity, financial stability and presence in each region will be considered in the evaluation.

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2017 Rathman Challenge

Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Rathmann Family Foundation's Rathmann Challenge offers a grant of $100,000 and the opportunity to apply for a $200,000 grant to "ideas to significantly expand the use of compost in the United States."

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 29, or when 200 qualified applications have been received, whichever comes first.

Read more

2017 Targeted Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is making grants of up to $50,000 to organizations in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire that "support immigrants in our communities."

The total grant pool is more than $1.5 million, and grants are typically between $10,000 and $15,000. The deadline for requests is Tuesday, April 18, with decisions made by the end of June.

Learn more and apply

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.

The next Champions in Action will be awarded to a nonprofit that focuses "Social Entrepreneurship / Enterprise". To be eligible, an organization must:

  • be based in Eastern or Western Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island
  • be a 501(c)(3)
  • have a total operating budget of $5 million or less

The deadline to apply for this round is March 9.

Learn more and apply on Citizens Bank's website

2018 Community Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018
Milford Hospital Association

The Milford Hospital Association, which is "dedicated to supporting local medical and health-related services in the communities," will be accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3), government entities, and faith communities in Milford, Amherst , and Mont Vernon starting on March 20.

The application RFP will be distributed on Monday, March 20, and the deadline for proposals is 5:00 PM on Friday, May 11.

Interested organizations can request an application from Kevin Stiles by contacting milfordhospitalassociation@gmail.com or by calling (401) 487-7344.

2019 Champions in Action Program: Inclusion and Equality

Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019
Citizens Bank

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

The next Champions in Action will be awarded to a nonprofit that focuses on Inclusion & Equality. 

The deadline to apply for this round is August 16. Flyer available here.

Learn more and apply on Citizens Bank's website.

2019 Champions in Action Program: Veterans and Military Families

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
Citizens Bank

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

The next Champions in Action will be awarded to a nonprofit that focuses on "Veterans & Military Families". To be eligible, an organization must:

  • be based in Eastern or Western Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island
  • be a 501(c)(3)
  • have a total operating budget of $5 million or less

The deadline to apply for this round is February 22.

Learn more and apply on Citizens Bank's website.

2019 Champions in Action Program: Youth Leadership

Deadline: Friday, August 17, 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.

The next Champions in Action will be awarded to a nonprofit that focuses "Youth Leadership". To be eligible, an organization must:

  • be based in Eastern or Western Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island
  • be a 501(c)(3)
  • have a total operating budget of $5 million or less

The deadline to apply for this round is March 9.

Learn more and apply on Citizens Bank's website

2019 Community Grantmaking Program

Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
NH Women's Foundation

The NH Women's Foundation's 2019 Community Grantmaking Program makes grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs benefit women and girls in New Hampshire.

The Foundation funds efforts that:

  • address the root causes of problems faced by women and girls;
  • result in long-term change for women and girls;
  • challenge systemic barriers faced by women and girls;
  • promote the empowerment and leadership of women and girls;
  • demonstrate collaboration among women's and girls' organizations;
  • raise consciousness of the status of women or girls or raise awareness of issues of concern to women or girls;
  • impact public policy in support of the full and equal participation of women and girls; and
  • encourage philanthropy by women and girls.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Learn more and apply by visiting the NH Women's Foundation's website.

If you have questions, call the NH Women's Foundation's office at (603) 226-3355 or email Ellen Koenig, Director of Grantmaking, at ellen@nhwomensfoundation.org.

2019 Grant Application Now Available - Substance Use Disorders

Deadline: Friday, January 25, 2019
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle (SWGC) has released their 2019 grant application for organizations that address Substance Use Disorders. Substances include but are not limited to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, nicotine and opioids. Successful proposals will foster resiliency, reduce stigma, embrace principles of harm reduction, use a trauma-informed approach, and/or address the needs of the whole person. Organizations may request a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 for both project-based funding and general operating expenses.

Learn more and apply

2019 Grant for Dental Health

Deadline: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
HealthcareGIVES

HealthcareGIVES, a giving circle for Seacoast medical professionals, collectively provides grants to worthy nonprofit organizations that help to grow healthy and abundant communities. The theme of this year's grant is Dental Health. Interested nonprofit (501c3) organizations serving Rockingham County, Strafford County, and York County, Maine should submit a one page Letter of Inquiry by January 22, 2019.

Learn more

2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is open to non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that are tackling America’s most pressing challenges through social innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice . In 2019, they will award up to ten Prizes, each including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 for project expenses, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing tools and training for ascendant change agents. First-round applications are due by April 30, 2019.

Learn more and apply

5% Spring Rate Promotion for Community Facilities Loans

Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is offering a limited-time 5% interest rate on community facilities loans for ready projects.

A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund understands the opportunities and challenges encountered by community nonprofits. That’s why we provide flexible financing for facility projects that help nonprofits meet their missions

When you need financing for a facility acquisition, construction, renovation or equipment project, we can help.

And now, for a limited time, we’re offering a 5% interest rate to support ready projects.

General terms of this new-loan rate promotion:

  • Eligibility: N.H. nonprofits that provide essential community services, with particular focus on those with a mission to serve or benefit people or communities with low-incomes or other disadvantages.
  • 5% fixed rate.
  • Completed applications must be received by June 1, 2017.
  • Acceptable uses include real estate acquisition, construction, renovation, equipment, furniture, and fixtures.
  • All applications are subject to eligibility determination, underwriting, and due diligence per the Community Loan Fund’s financing policy, and are subject to availability of funds. Other terms and conditions may apply.

Call us! We’re ready to discuss your project and explore flexible financing options.

To learn more, contact:

Julie McConnell, Director
Child Care and Community Facilities Lending
New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
7 Wall Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 224-6669, ext. 705
jmcconnell@communityloanfund.org

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund is an Equal Housing Lender

AAUW Community Action Grant

Deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017

1-year grants of up to $7,000 or 2-year grants of up to $10,000 for "innovative programs and non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls."

Learn more

Addressing the Opiate Abuse Epidemic

Deadline: Friday, January 1, 2016
HealthcareGIVES

HealthcareGIVES seeks initial, one (1) page "Letters of Inquiry" for our 2016 grant. Acknowledging the major opiate addiction problem in the Seacoast area (and statewide), this year, we will award our yearly grant to a non-profit that focuses on "Addressing the Opiate Abuse Epidemic".

HealthcareGIVES, a giving circle for Seacoast medical professionals, collectively provides grants to worthy non-profit organizations that share our goal of growing healthy and abundant communities. Our mission is to cultivate health in the Seacoast community by giving through action, education, and donation. Currently, more than 190 area medical professionals are committed to collectively donate a minimum of $25,000 to award our 6th annual grant.

Our goal is to inspire a variety of creative proposals from all interested non-profit (501c3) organizations serving our catchment area of Rockingham County, Strafford County, York and Kittery, Maine.

An initial one page Letter of Inquiry is required and should be submitted by email in a PDF attachment. Further information is available at www.healthcareGIVES.org. The deadline for submission of Letters of Inquiry is January 1, 2016. A member of HealthcareGIVES will contact you if your organization is chosen to submit a full grant proposal. We look forward to hearing from you!

Download a copy of the Letter of Inquiry form.

Learn more on HealthcareGIVES' website.

AEC Trust

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2019

The AEC Trust awards funding focused on arts and culture; education; environment; and health and human services (especially those which target women's issues or people living with AIDS) in the geographical regions of Gainesville, Florida; Atlanta or Decatur, Georgia (within Fulton or Dekalb Counties); Boulder, Colorado; and New England. 

Learn more and apply

Agency Qualification and Short Form RFP

Deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Granite United Way

Granite United Way launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short-Form RFP for 2017.

The deadline for both the agency qualification process and short-form RFP is Wednesday, December 14.

Agency Qualification Process

The Agency Qualification process requires interested agencies to provide information about the agency’s financial position and governance practices. Qualified partners are included in Granite United Way annual campaign materials, listed in the State Employees Charitable Campaign information, supported through the Combined Federal Campaign process, and invited to participate in Granite United Way’s Day of Caring. Qualification is also a requirement for all organizations seeking funding from Granite United Way.

Short-Form RFP

Granite United Way is introducing a new funding process this year, the Short-Form Application. This process requires applicants seeking funding to respond to 8 narrative questions and to provide a program budget and program participant count by zip code.

  • For programs seeking $10,000 or less from a GUW region, the Short-Form Application serves as the complete application.

  • For programs seeking more than $10,000 from a GUW region, the Short-Form Application serves as an initial proposal, or “concept paper.” After a review by volunteers, selected applicants will be invited to complete the Long-Form Application. which is made up of 11 additional narrative questions and a program logic model. These secondary requirements will be collected in February 2017.

Learn more on Granite United Way's website

Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Campership Grants

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust supports nonprofit organizations that help those in need in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Grants are awarded for camp scholarships and summer enrichment programs for needy children from rural and urban areas in the amount of $1,000-$5,000.

Learn more and apply

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.

Alexander Eastman Foundation awards grants in Greater Derry area

Deadline: Monday, October 14, 2019
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

Alkermes Inspiration Grants - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Deadline: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The ALKERMES INSPIRATION GRANTS program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. Local, regional, and national programs will all be considered. Eligible applicants include large advocacy organizations and academic institutions as well as small grassroots organizations trying to make a difference. Grants typically range from $12,000 to $200,000. 

Learn more and apply

American Alpine Club Cornerstone Conservation Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The American Alpine Club makes grants of up to $8,000 to any project that "creates healthy climbing landscapes, promotes respect for the places we climb, and empowers local climbing communities."

Applications are accepted between June 15 and August 15, with notice given on or before September 30.

Learn more and apply.

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The American Honda Foundation makes one-year grants of up to $75,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy."

The application deadline for new organizations is August 1, with "Anticipated Board Review" in October and "Anticipated Grants Awarded" on November 1.

Learn more and apply

American Honda Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The American Honda Foundation makes one-year grants of up to $75,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training, and literacy."

The application deadline for new organizations is August 1, with "Anticipated Board Review" in October and "Anticipated Grants Awarded" on November 1.

Learn more and apply

American Trucks’ Positive Payload Program

Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Positive Payload Program is designed to benefit non-profit charitable organizations who use and rely on pickup trucks to better their community. Anyone who works with or volunteers for a charity that uses Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, GMC Sierras, or Dodge Rams is welcome to apply for a $2,000 donation to the charity they are involved with. The person who nominates the selected charity will be awarded $200 (via mailed check) and an AmericanTrucks t-shirt.

Winter award entry materials must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

Information and grant application can be found here.

AmeriCorps State Formula Planning and Program Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Volunteer NH

Volunteer NH has released the State Formula Notice of Funding Opportunity for AmeriCorps State Program Grants and AmeriCorps State Planning Grants for 2018-2019. Program grants are awarded to organizations to operate an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service in New Hampshire, while planning grants are awarded to organizations preparing for operating an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service in New Hampshire.

Intent to Apply Due May 18 and Applications Due May 30

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Amphion Foundation Grant: Music Service Organizations & Presenters

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Amphion Foundation awards grants for general operating or special project support to nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations. Grants are typically up to $7,500, with larger grants possible for larger organizations or significant projects.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a nonprofit performing ensemble, presenter, or music service organization
  • have a "history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music and demonstrated level of excellence"
  • have been in existence for at least two years

The fall deadline is Thursday, September 15, at 11:59 PM EST, and is for applications from music service organizations and presenters. Eligible types of orga

  • education / residency
  • festival
  • library / archive
  • presenter
  • radio / TV
  • music service organization

Read more and apply

Amphion Foundation Grant: Performance Ensembles

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016

The Amphion Foundation awards grants for general operating or special project support to nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations. Grants are typically up to $7,500, with larger grants possible for larger organizations or significant projects.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a nonprofit performing ensemble, presenter, or music service organization
  • have a "history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music and demonstrated level of excellence"
  • have been in existence for at least two years

The spring deadline is Friday, April 1, at 11:59 PM EST, and is for applications from performing ensembles. Eligible ensemble types include:

  • ballet / dance
  • chamber ensemble
  • chamber orchestra
  • choral / vocal
  • opera
  • orchestra

Read more and apply

Anna Lalor Burdick Program

Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Grants of up to $35,000 for "programs designed to educate young women about human reproduction in order to broaden and enhance their options in life."

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Anthem Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019

The Anthem Foundation is accepting applications for its Program Grants.

Through the program, grants will be awarded within the foundation’s service areas in support of community health programs aligned with the foundation’s Healthy Generations program parameters, which include healthy hearts, cancer prevention, healthy maternal practices, healthy diabetes prevention, and active lifestyle. The foundation welcomes traditional and non-traditional problem-solving approaches, including programs that provide services directly to people and those to change systems and transform healthcare.

Learn more and apply

Artplace America National Creative Placemaking Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Artplace America will award grants of up to $500,000 to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations that "help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States."

Artplace America is specifically interested in funding projects in states that have not previously received funding, including New Hampshire. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, and the deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016.

Read more on Artplace America's website

Arts Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Lincoln Financial Group

Arts education has a measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring delinquent behavior and truancy problems, while also increasing overall academic performance, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice and National Endowment for the Arts.

Lincoln is committed to increasing access to the arts for individuals of all ages, economic situations, abilities and ethnicities. The arts can have a powerful, positive impact, and by providing opportunities for people to tap into their creative talents, we can build relationships that help raise the quality of life in our communities.

This is why we support organizations that fill the gaps where economic challenges have resulted in cuts to arts education in our schools. By supporting arts education among students, we also can help increase the opportunities available to the youth in our communities.

We believe that arts education and access to cultural activities has tremendous benefits for our communities and our business, spurring the creative economy and fostering economic development.

Grant Guidelines

The Lincoln Financial Foundation welcomes grant applications from organizations that meet our geographic, strategic focus and eligibility guidelines. Local Charitable Contribution Committees meet and review grant applications.

As you consider submitting a grant proposal, please review the following basic qualifying factors:

  • Only nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service are eligible to apply for funding.
  • The Lincoln Foundation focuses its contributions in four priority areas: Arts, Education, Human Services and Workforce/Economic Development.
  • The Lincoln Foundation supports only those organizations that respect and encourage diversity and adhere to nondiscriminatory practices. Women and ethnic minorities should be adequately represented on an applicant organization's board of directors.
  • Support will be considered for programs conducted only in the communities where the corporation has a significant business presence and employee base.
  • Qualified organizations are eligible for one grant per calendar year.

Restrictions

In general, the Lincoln Foundation will not award grants to:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations (i.e., churches, temples, synagogues)
  • Public or private elementary or secondary schools or school foundations
  • Hospitals or hospital foundations
  • Fraternal or political organizations
  • General operating support
  • Capital (bricks and mortar) funding
  • Endowments
  • Sporting organizations, sporting events, or national walks
  • Organizations that regrant the funds to other nonprofit organization
  • Health Organizations

How Grants are Awarded

Our Charitable Contribution Committees award grants in our primary locations according to our funding priorities. Applications are reviewed by the local contribution committees within three to four months after the cycle deadline. Notification will be given soon after decisions are rendered.

Arts grants support arts education and economic development through increased access to arts and cultural activities.

  • Arts education expand opportunities for school children to experience the arts.
  • Opportunities for increased access to arts and cultural activities focus on individuals of all ages, economic strata, varying abilities and ethnicities.

Read more on Lincoln Financial Group's website.

Asian Cultural Council

Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural Council is inviting proposals from individuals and organizations that exhibit an abiding passion and interest in cultural exchange between the United States and the countries of Asia, as well as among countries in Asia.

Each year ACC funds about a hundred of today’s established masters  as well as  rising stars in disciplines as diverse as archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition, conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (non-commercial), filmmaking,  literature, museology, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video conservation, and work that defies categorization.

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for a grant that supports their research, study, and/or creative work. In Asia, ACC grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of countries from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia and south from Mongolia. Citizens and residents of Oceania are not eligible for this call for proposals.

Organizations requesting  support must have 501(c)(3) or similar nonprofit status, such as registration as a nongovernmental organization. If an organization does not have nonprofit status, a fiscal sponsor is required.

Grant  amounts will vary, based on project duration (from one month to a year).

Applications must be received by November 1, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2015.

Applicants from Hong Kong, China, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, or the Philippines should apply directly to ACC’s Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and Manila field offices, respectively.

Visit the ACC website for program guidelines, information about previous recipients, and application procedures.

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "improving Maine and New Hampshire's regional and statewide economies."

Applications are received quarterly with deadlines on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

For more information, including areas of giving and guidelines, or to apply, visit Bangor Savings Bank's website.

 

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "improving Maine and New Hampshire's regional and statewide economies."

Applications are received quarterly with deadlines on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

For more information, including areas of giving and guidelines, or to apply, visit Bangor Savings Bank's website.

 

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "improving Maine and New Hampshire's regional and statewide economies."

Applications are received quarterly with deadlines on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

For more information, including areas of giving and guidelines, or to apply, visit Bangor Savings Bank's website.

 

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "improving Maine and New Hampshire's regional and statewide economies."

Applications are received quarterly with deadlines on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

For more information, including areas of giving and guidelines, or to apply, visit Bangor Savings Bank's website.

 

Bangor Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Bangor Savings Bank

The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation makes grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations working on "improving Maine and New Hampshire's regional and statewide economies."

Applications are received quarterly with deadlines on April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1.

For more information, including areas of giving and guidelines, or to apply, visit Bangor Savings Bank's website.

 

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019
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 Focused on the Needs of Individuals and Families category provides support for wraparound services and workforce development, as well as programs addressing basic needs. Applications will be accepted from January 28 through February 22, 2019. 

Learn more & apply

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2019
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 3 through June 28, 2019. 

Learn more & apply

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018

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 Focused on the Needs of Individuals and Families category provides support for workforce development and education as well as addressing basic needs. Applications will be accepted from January 29 through February 23, 2018. 

Learn more & apply

Bank of New Hampshire

Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Bank of New Hampshire makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations "to support programming that strengthens our communities and enhances the lives of our neighbors in impactful ways."

Applications are reviewed quarterly.

Application Deadline Reviewed IN Notified By
June 30 July August 1
September 30 October November 1
December 31 January February 1
March 31 April May 1

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Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019
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. 

The deadline for applications is December 1.

Read more and apply

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018
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.

The deadline for applications is April 1.

Read more and apply

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
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.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 1.

Read more and apply

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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.

Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 for the June Grant Making Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 for the November Grant Making Meeting

Read more on the Bean Foundation's website.

Bean Foundation Grant

Deadline: Saturday, September 1, 2018
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.

The deadline for applications is September 1.

Read more and apply

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

Deadline: Monday, October 15, 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 (with annual budgets under $500,000) 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

Ben and Jerry’s Foundation Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program

Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

The Ben & Jerry's Foundation's Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations with budgets under $500,000 working "to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just food systems."

The deadline for applications is 4:00 PM on Friday, April 14.

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Best Buy Community Grants Program

Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Best Buy Community Grants Program provides grants of $5,000-$10,000 to community-based organizations that are located within 25 miles of a Best Buy facility. Grants focus on out-of-school time programs that create access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. 

 

Learn more and apply

Big Lots Foundation Grants

Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2018

The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves. The Foundation’s areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. Priority is given to organizations that help needy families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. 

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Blackbaud Community Matters Grants Program

Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Blackbaud Community Matters Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations in the locations where the company has offices, including Bedford, NH. Grants are made to organizations with budgets of less than $2 million and preference will be given to grant requests that focus on general operations, capacity building or education of disadvantaged populations. 

The company's interests include: higher education and independent K-12 education; healthcare; human services; arts and culture; faith; the environment; animal welfare; and, other charitable causes.

Learn more and apply

 

Blake-Nuttall Fund Grants

Deadline: Saturday, September 1, 2018

The Blake-Nuttall Fund of the Nuttall Ornithological Club makes grants of up to $5,000 to support bird-related projects. The Fund supports ornithological research, conservation, and education, with particular emphasis on the birds of New England and the Northeast.

The deadline for applications is September 1.

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Brookdale Foundation Respite and Early Memory Programs

Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Brookdale Foundation is making one-year grants of $10,000 to support 501(c)(3) organizations that offer group respite and early memory loss programs to patients with Alzheimer's disease.

In addition to the $10,000 grant, recipients will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to a training conference in Denver, CO from October 20 to October 22 and ongoing technical assistance from Brookedale staff in San Francisco and New Jersey. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 15.

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Capacity Building Grant

Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2016
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle (SWGC) is thrilled to celebrate our ten year anniversary. In honor of this milestone we have chosen Capacity Building as our area of focus.

The SWGC is currently seeking Letters of Intent from qualified, local nonprofit organizations interested in applying for either a $5,000 or $15,000 grant to build capacity within their organization.

We want to learn about what is preventing the organization from achieving its mission, in areas such as:

  • Mission, Vision and Strategy Development
  • Fund Development
  • Leadership
  • Governance & Board Development
  • Financial Management
  • Technology
  • Collaboration

Organizations may apply for one of two different grant sizes:

  • $5,000
  • $15,000

Our 2016 LOI form, which explains our process, priorities and qualifications for application in more detail, can be downloaded on our website.

An electronic version of the LOI must be emailed to give.swgc@gmail.com by Monday, January 4, 2016.

Eligible nonprofit organizations must:

  • Provide services in some or all of the following Seacoast towns of NH and Maine: Seabrook, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, New Castle, and Kittery.
  • Be an approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
  • Provide services that align with SWGC mission and giving priorities (please see LOI for further details).

If you have any questions about the LOI or this year's process please contact either:

 

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood makes grants—historically ranging from $20,000 to $100,000—to organizations working in one of three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

Among other funding limitations, grants will not be awarded to support "the operation or expansion of existing programs" and indirect expenses cannot exceed 15%. The deadline for letters of inquiry is January 31, 2018.

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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood makes grants—historically ranging from $20,000 to $100,000—to organizations working in one of three areas: early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education.

Among other funding limitations, grants will not be awarded to support "the operation or expansion of existing programs" and indirect expenses cannot exceed 15%. The deadline for letters of inquiry is September 30, 2018.

Learn more and apply

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood makes grants in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. Past grants have ranged from $22,000 to $100,000.

The deadline for letters of intent is Tuesday, January 31.

Read more and apply

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

The Caplan Foundaton for Early Childhood funds projects in the areas of early childhood welfare, early childhood education and play, and parenting education. The deadline for submitting a letter of inquiry is Friday, September 30.

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Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is accepting letters of inquiry until September 30 for projects that "enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age.”

The Foundation provides funding in the areas of:

  • Early childhood welfare
  • Early childhood education and play
  • Parenting education

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Captain Planet Foundation EcoTech Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Captain Planet Foundation's EcoTech Grants program will award grants of $2,500 to organizations "for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to address environmental problems in their communities."

The current EcoTech Grants cycle will close on March 15th, 2016.

Learn more on The Captain Planet Foundation's website

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

Cardinal Health Foundation Generation Rx

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017

Cardinal Health Foundation makes grants of up to $35,000 for projects that encourage patients to "take medication exactly as prescribed, store prescription drugs in locked and secure locations and properly dispose of medications that you no longer need, and promote safe medication practices and teach others to do the same."

Two informational webinars are schedled for 1:00 PM on January 17 and 11:00 AM on January 23.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on Monday, February 27.

Read more and apply

Champions in Action (Strengthening Communities through Family Support)

Deadline: Friday, March 7, 2014
Citizens Bank

If you are a nonprofit organization that deserves recognition for its contribution to the community, here's all the information you'll need to apply for our Champions in Action program.

Program Highlights

Each Champion in Action receives:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from the Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, including public service announcements and advertising support
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Opportunity to tap into the expertise of our local bank president through the President-to-President program
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on Citizens Bank ATMs, as well as on citizensbank.com

Champions in Action Topics and Application Deadlines for 2014

Time Frame Social Concern Application Deadline Honorees announced
January - June Youth Programming September 20, 2013 January 2014
July - December Strengthening Communities through Family Support March 7, 2014 July 2014

* Family support represents initiatives that provide assistance to families in need.

What We Look for In a Champion

In selecting Champions in Action, we look for:

  • A demonstrated history of strong fiscal responsibility and leadership.
  • An ability to show how the organization will make effective use of the support and resources being awarded.
  • Proven success in addressing the particular social concern.

Champions in Action Eligibility

To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:

  • Be a New Hampshire-based, nonprofit organization that services New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern (see chart above).
  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Submit your application so it is received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart above).

How to apply for the Champions in Action program

To apply, simply complete the online application at the link below. Your application must be received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart). A selection committee composed of community leaders and representatives of Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader will review each application.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing. Organizations that have been honored previously as Champions may re-apply after five years have elapsed.

Complete the Champions in Action application now.

Champions in Action (Youth Programming)

Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013
Citizens Bank

If you are a nonprofit organization that deserves recognition for its contribution to the community, here's all the information you'll need to apply for our Champions in Action program.

Program Highlights

Each Champion in Action receives:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from the Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, including public service announcements and advertising support
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Opportunity to tap into the expertise of our local bank president through the President-to-President program
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on Citizens Bank ATMs, as well as on citizensbank.com

Champions in Action Topics and Application Deadlines for 2014

Time Frame Social Concern Application Deadline Honorees announced
January - June Youth Programming September 20, 2013 January 2014
July - December Strengthening Communities through Family Support March 7, 2014 July 2014

* Family support represents initiatives that provide assistance to families in need.

What We Look for In a Champion

In selecting Champions in Action, we look for:

  • A demonstrated history of strong fiscal responsibility and leadership.
  • An ability to show how the organization will make effective use of the support and resources being awarded.
  • Proven success in addressing the particular social concern.

Champions in Action Eligibility

To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:

  • Be a New Hampshire-based, nonprofit organization that services New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern (see chart above).
  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Submit your application so it is received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart above).

How to apply for the Champions in Action program

To apply, simply complete the online application at the link below. Your application must be received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart). A selection committee composed of community leaders and representatives of Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader will review each application.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing. Organizations that have been honored previously as Champions may re-apply after five years have elapsed.

Complete the Champions in Action application now.

Champions in Action: Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services

Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016
Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader are now accepting applications for the 2017 Champions in Action® program, in the category of Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services. The Champions in Action® program provides financial, volunteer, and public relations support to program recipients.

Nonprofit organizations focused on addiction prevention and treatment services are invited to apply for the Champions award to be announced in January 2017. Applications can be completed online at www.citizensbank.com/community/champions and must be submitted by Friday, July 29th, at 5:00 PM.

Champions in Action® is part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program designed to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities. It provides support for small nonprofit organizations to recognize their contributions to communities throughout New Hampshire.

The selected Champion in Action will receive:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank;
  • Media coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, including advertising and editorial support over the course of six months;
  • Volunteer support from Citizens’ and the New Hampshire Union Leader’s colleagues;
  • The opportunity for the organization’s executive director to participate in a “Executive-to-Executive” mentorship with a Citizens Bank executive;
  • Extensive public relations support;
  • Exposure on both Citizens Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader websites.

Champions in Action in the Addiction Services category targets non-profit organizations or partnerships working to provide addiction prevention and treatment services addressing substance abuse, treatment, education and prevention. The Champions in Action award will be presented to an addiction prevention and treatment program or partnership with a demonstrated history of success and measurement. The nonprofit should apply for the award and include success/metrics around the success of the program individually or if through collaboration with another partner(s), the lead non-profit should apply.

To be eligible for consideration, an organization must:

  • Be a New Hampshire-based nonprofit organization that serves New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern;
  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; and
  • Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities is part of the bank’s broader Citizens Helping Citizens program addressing five key areas: hunger, housing, economic development, financial education and volunteerism. Get more information about Citizens Bank’s community initiatives online.

Champions in Action: Collective Impact

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016
Citizens Bank

If you are a nonprofit organization that deserves recognition for its contribution to the community, here's all the information you'll need to apply for our Champions in Action program.

Program Highlights

Each Champion in Action receives:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank
  • Coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, including public service announcements and advertising support
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Opportunity to tap into the expertise of our local leadership through the Executive Mentoring program
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on Citizens Bank ATMs, as well as on citizensbank.com

Deadlines

Time Frame Application Deadline Honorees Announced
July - December February 26th, 2016 July 2016

Topic

Collective Community Impact
Collective Community Impact targets non-profits partnering to identify a social issue and to create a shared vision to solve it. The Champions in Action award will be presented to a collective community impact program with a demonstrated history of success and measurement. The lead non-profit should apply for the award and include metrics/results around success of the program through collaboration with another partner(s).

What We Look for In a Champion

In selecting Champions in Action, we look for:

  • A demonstrated history of strong fiscal responsibility and leadership.
  • An ability to show how the organization will make effective use of the support and resources being awarded.
  • Proven success in addressing the particular social concern.

Champions in Action Eligibility

To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:

  • Be a New Hampshire-based, nonprofit organization that services New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern (see chart above).
  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Submit your application so it is received by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline.

How to Apply for the Champions in Action Program

To apply, simply complete the online application at the link below. Your application must be received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart). A selection committee composed of community leaders and representatives of Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader will review each application.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing. Organizations that have been honored previously as Champions may re-apply after five years have elapsed.

Complete the Champions in Action application now.

For more information click here.

Champions in Action: Community Arts

Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Citizens Bank

The Citizens Bank Champion in Action program will award $35,000 in unrestricted funds, executive mentoring, and more to a New Hampshire nonprofit working in the area of “Community Arts”.

At Citizens Bank, we recognize the value of the communities we serve, and we're dedicated to helping them thrive. We also recognize that our communities face tremendous social challenges today.

To address these growing needs, we've partnered with the New Hampshire Union Leader for our Champions in Action program—a unique initiative designed to provide significant financial, promotional, and volunteer support for non-profit organizations that are addressing the needs and concerns of our diverse neighborhoods.

Each Champion in Action will receive:

  • $35,000 in unrestricted funds from Citizen Bank
  • The opportunity for the agency's executive director to participate in executive mentoring
  • Coverage and advertising support from the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank colleagues and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in our branches as well as on our website

We are currently accepting applications for the first 2018 Champion, which will be honored for six months.

Timeframe Social Concern Application Deadline Honorees Announced
January–June Community Arts August 18, 2017 January 2018

Targeting non-profit organizations or partnerships focused on solving a social need through community-based artistic activity. The Champions in Action award will be presented to a community arts program or partnership with a demonstrated history of success and measurement. The non-profit should apply for the award and include success / metrics around the success of the program individually or if through collaboration with another partner(s), the lead non-profit should apply. To apply complete the online application at www.citizensbank.com/community/champions/become.aspx

Become a Champion in Action

Champions in Action: Violence Prevention

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017
Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank is accepting applications for its Champions in Action award program, which combines a $35,000 unrestricted grant with executive mentoring, media coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, volunteer support, and more.

The focus, or "Social Concern", for this round of the program is violence prevention:

Targeting non-profit organizations or partnerships focused on addressing underlying conditions that contribute to violence in our communities. The Champions in Action award will be presented to a violence prevention program or partnership with a demonstrated history of success and measurement.

The deadline for applications is February 24, with honorees announced in July.

Learn more and apply online

Champions in Action: Workforce Development

Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015
Citizens Bank

If you are a nonprofit organization that deserves recognition for its contribution to the community, here's all the information you'll need to apply for our Champions in Action program.

Program Highlights

Each Champion in Action receives:

  • A $35,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens Bank
  • Coverage from the New Hampshire Union Leader, including public service announcements and advertising support
  • Volunteer support from Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader
  • Opportunity to tap into the expertise of our local leadership through the Executive Mentoring program
  • Public relations support
  • Promotional support, including advertising in Citizens Bank branches and on Citizens Bank ATMs, as well as on citizensbank.com

Deadlines

Time Frame Application Deadline Honorees Announced
January - June August 3, 2015 January 2016

Note: The deadline is listed as July 24 on the Champions in Action website, but we've received confirmation from Citizens Bank that the deadline has been extended to August 3.

Topic

Workforce Development
Workforce Development targets non-profits that have strong programs focused on job training and/or placement, entrepreneurial ventures and workforce readiness.

What We Look for In a Champion

In selecting Champions in Action, we look for:

  • A demonstrated history of strong fiscal responsibility and leadership.
  • An ability to show how the organization will make effective use of the support and resources being awarded.
  • Proven success in addressing the particular social concern.

Champions in Action Eligibility

To be recognized as a Champion in Action, an organization must:

  • Be a New Hampshire-based, nonprofit organization that services New Hampshire and addresses the designated social concern (see chart above).
  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Have a total operating budget of $5 million or less.

Submit your application so it is received by 5:00 PM on the designated deadline.

How to Apply for the Champions in Action Program

To apply, simply complete the online application at the link below. Your application must be received by 5 p.m. on the designated deadline (see chart). A selection committee composed of community leaders and representatives of Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader will review each application.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing. Organizations that have been honored previously as Champions may re-apply after five years have elapsed.

Complete the Champions in Action application now.

For more information click here.

Charitable Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018
Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is awarding grants of up to $50,000 from a pool of $1,000,000 to established nonprofits "that focus on the quality of STEM education, build resilient workforces, and/or strengthen the leaders of today and tomorrow."

To be eligible, applicants must…

  • be a 501(c)(3) or school that focuses on aviation,
  • be located in the USA,
  • be at least 3 years old, and
  • have an operating budget of at least $250,000 on their most recent Form 990.

The deadline to apply is 6:00 PM EST (5:00 PM CST) on October 22, 2018.

Read more and apply

CHEJ Small Grants Program

Deadline: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) makes grants of up to $20,000, dependent on the budget of the applicant, to groups working on "addressing environmental threats and associated public health harms" to "support projects that help groups move toward their goals by building leadership, increasing capacity, and/or providing training and education."

The deadline to apply is July 16.

Learn more and apply

 

Childhood Health

Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2013
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

HNH Foundation has published a Request for Proposals for the Fall 2013 grant cycle.  Letters of Inquiry are being accepted for initiatives that aim:  

  • To prevent childhood obesity - with a focus on children through age 5 
  • Increase the number of New Hampshire children who have access to health and dental insurance coverage
  • Provide preventive dental care to children through age 5

 Please visit their website to review the grantmaking process and download the June 2013 HNH Foundation RFP.
  

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations that “foster community engagement, inclusion and involvement, while promoting health and wellness for individuals living with paralysis and their families.” The deadline to apply is Monday, August 15.

Learn more

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money

Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017
Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank is making grants of between $5,000 and $30,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofits offering financial literacy programs in towns or cities with a Citizens Bank presence.

At Citizens Bank, we're dedicated to helping our neighbors and our communities thrive. That's why we support programs that give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest, and be fiscally healthy.

We are currently accepting applications from nonprofits for financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. Contributions will be awarded to eligible nonprofit organizations through a competitive funding process.

Eligible Financial Literacy Activities include:

  • Basics of banking and asset building
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Credit management and repair programs
  • Budgeting
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Financial management for small businesses

To be eligible for a Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money contribution, the organization must:

  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Be focused on improving the financial acumen of residents within a town or city where Citizens Bank has a presence
  • Demonstrate organizational capacity and track record of success providing financial education programs

Priority consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Demonstrate measurable impact of your organization's program
  • Address a specific unmet need
  • Opportunities for Citizens Bank colleagues to facilitate financial education workshops and talk with clients about bank products

Applications are due January 20, 2017. Applicants will be notified of decisions in March 2017.

Learn more and apply

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money

Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016
Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank is making contributions of up to $50,000 to nonprofits or financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 29th, 2016, and decisions will be made in March of 2016.

Eligible financial literacy activities include…

  • Basics of banking and asset building
  • Homeownership counseling
  • Credit management and repair programs
  • Budgeting
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Financial management for small businesses

To be eligible for a Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money contribution, the organization must…

  • Provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Be focused on improving the financial acumen of residents within a town or city where Citizens Bank has a presence
  • Demonstrate organizational capacity and track record of success providing financial education programs

Priority consideration will be given to projects that…

  • Demonstrate measurable impact of your organization's program
  • Address a specific unmet need
  • Opportunities for Citizens Bank colleagues to facilitate financial education workshops and talk with clients about bank products

Learn more and apply

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money Grants

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018
Citizens Bank

Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money is a program dedicated to giving our communities the resources, tools and tips to make informed financial decisions and gain financial confidence. Applications are currently being accepted from nonprofits for financial literacy programs that teach good financial practices. Contributions ranging from $5,000-$30,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations through a competitive funding process. Applications will be accepted through 12/31/18, and winners will be notified in March 2019. 

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.

The cost of energy is an important cost of doing business. At CDFA, we know New Hampshire businesses and nonprofits want to be both cost efficient operators and good stewards of the environment.

Not every business, municipality, or nonprofit group can develop renewable energy technology or make their physical space more energy efficient on their own. The process requires advice from experts who can analyze a building and offer solutions for improvement. It also requires financing - and few banks are giving out loans for these kinds of projects.

CDFA will provide you with concierge-like service, making the Clean Energy Fund one-stop-shopping for navigating the process from design to financing to implementation.

Through the resources of our Clean Energy Fund, CDFA can offer affordable financing tools to help bridge the cost. Saving money on heating, cooling, and electricity creates stable institutions, which helps make our communities more vibrant places.

To learn more, visit CDFA's website or contact Joe Harrison via email at jharrison@nhcdfa.org or by phone at (603) 717-9123.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants program awards, on average, $7,000 to organizations working to address one of the foundation's five funding priorities "from a holistic perspective." The funding priorities are: protect earth's beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and build stronger communities.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 1.

Learn more and apply

Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Clif Bar Family Foundation is accepting applications for general organizational support as well as funding for specific projects. Through the program, grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to applicants that address the foundation's priorities from a holistic perspective. Priority will be given to projects that aim to protect Earth's beauty and bounty; create a robust, healthy food system; increase opportunities for outdoor activity; reduce environmental health hazards; and/or build stronger communities. Projects must operate with clearly defined objectives and have viable plans to achieve them; demonstrate strong community ties and operate at the community level; and promote positive change through both the project and implementation process.

Learn more and apply

Climate Change Solutions Fund

Deadline: Monday, December 22, 2014
Rauschenberg Foundation

The Climate Change Solutions Fund was launched in the fall of 2014 to expand the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s current efforts in its Art + Environment program, which to date have focused on artist-led projects to deepen public awareness of climate change. The Fund broadens this strategy to equally foreground the work of organizations tackling the root causes of global warming in ways that both engage a broad public and recognize the catalytic roles culture and creativity can play in these endeavors.

Learn more on the Rauschenberg Foundation's website.

CommitChange Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
CommitChange

CommitChange, a fundraising and donor management software company, has launched a grant program to provide licenses for their software for 25 nonprofits. Nonprofits must be located in the United States and have an annual budget between $500K and $25M to be eligible to apply. Applications and requested information are due by Tuesday, June 30th.

Learn more and apply on CommitChange's website.

Common Heritage

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities makes grants of up to $12,000 for the "digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of outreach through community events that explore and interpret these materials as a window on the community's history and culture."

The deadline for applications is June 1 for projects beginning in January of 2018.

Learn more

Community Facilities Grants

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
USDA Rural Development

Community Facilities serves non-profits and public bodies located in service areas of up to 20,000 in population. Use our loans and grants to renovate, repair, purchase or construct buildings which house community services.  You may purchase equipment for community facilities. If you have a capital need, consider USDA Rural Development. 

Rural Development in Vermont and New Hampshire are not setting a grant application deadline this year to compete for FY 2014 grant funds. We encourage all applicants to file their grant application when their project is well defined.  When grant funds become available we will consider all applications on hand at that time and make funding decisions.  The maximum grant is $50,000. The grant award is based on population and Median Household Income of the service area. Grants are a percentage of the total project cost and require a match.  Grants have traditionally been less than $50,000 due to limited funding and the number of applications seeking funding each year. An average grant of approximately $20,000 is realistic if the project scores well. Grants require a match. One source of match is a USDA Rural Development Loan. Other match sources may come from public or private funds. Contact your Rural Development office for more details. Contact information follows later in this article.

Loan Financing for Community Capital Projects
We anticipate Community Facilities loan funds will be readily available throughout the year & sufficient to fund all eligible applications.

  • Our loans offer fixed rate, affordable payments with terms as long as 30 years.
  • We have no prepayment penalties which means financial flexibility for you.
  • Current loan interest rates range from 4.5% to 4.625%. Rates offered can change quarterly. Don’t wait, rates can increase.
  • We are seeking projects with other public or private sources of funding.

Priority Projects

  • Projects supporting local food security: such as  food pantries, farmer’s markets, community  kitchens
  • Library or educational construction projects
  • Health care and health  information technology projects
  • Energy efficiency improvement projects
  • Child care and pre-school projects

Community Facilities Grant Quick Facts

  • Applications accepted continuously throughout the year.
  • Grants are needs based, very limited and competitive.
  • All projects with defined budgets and matching funds are encouraged to apply as soon as your project is well defined.
  • Community Facilities Loans can be the grant match. 
  • Not all communities are grant eligible. Your grant eligibility may have changed due to new population & community income information. Before applying, contact your Area Office to determine if your community or service area is eligible for a grant.

Detailed Program Information

Application Available

Grant Eligibility

Community Grant Program

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Capital Regional Development Council

The Capital Regional Development Council's Community Grant Program makes grants of between $2,500 and $5,000 to municipalities or nonprofits located in the CRDC's core lending area.

CRDC's core lending area includes:

  • Merrimack County,
  • Sullivan County,
  • Amherst,
  • Bedford,
  • Dunbarton,
  • Goffstown,
  • Hollis,
  • Manchester,
  • Mont Vernon,
  • New Boston,
  • and Weare.

Eligible activities include:

  • feasibility studies,
  • job creation / retention activities,
  • expansion of property tax base,
  • community facilities, and
  • other projects that promote economic development and help raise the quality of life in the community.

Only programs or projects that have a defined completion timeline will be considered.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31.

Learn more and apply.

Community Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019
Milford Hospital Association

The Milford Hospital Association makes grants to "501(c)(3)s, governmental entities, and faith communities from Milford, Amherst, and/or Mont Vernon" and is "dedicated to supporting local medical and health-related services."

The application RFP will be distributed on Monday, March 25, and the deadline for full proposals is 5:00 PM on Friday, May 10.

For a copy of the application materials, email Kevin Stiles of the Milford Hospital Association at milfordhospitalassociation@gmail.com.

Community Grants (Over $5,000)

Deadline: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Community Grants program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within NH and our border communities. It is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing:

  • operating support
  • funding for innovation to increase impact, reduce costs, and/or increase efficiency
  • support for capacity-building activities or moment-in-time projects.

Concept papers for large grants (over $5,000) will be available starting August 1st and due by August 21st.

Note: The maximum amount for a Community Grant is $20,000 for regional organizations and $25,000 for statewide organizations.

Learn more about the Community Grants program and apply on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Community Grants (Under $5,000)

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013

The Community Grants program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within NH and our border communities. It is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing:

  • funding for innovation to increase impact, reduce costs, and/or increase efficiency
  • support for capacity-building activities or moment-in-time projects. 

Applications for Small Grants ($5,000 or less) will be accepted on a rolling basis from March 1st through November 15th.

Learn more about the Community Grants program and apply on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Community Grants Program - Express Grant

Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014
NH Charitable Foundation

The Community Grants Program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within New Hampshire and our border communities. It is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing operating support, funding for innovation to increase impact, reduce costs, and/or increase efficiency and support for capacity-building activities or moment-in-time projects.

 Through Community Grants we fund efforts that advance our vision for New Hampshire:

We envision strong, just, and resilient communities where:

  • All residents have access to quality health care, food, housing, and other critical needs
  • Residents give back to their communities and participate meaningfully in civic life
  • Students of all ages improve their lives through appropriate education and job training opportunities
  • Significant environmental assets are permanently protected and available for long-term public benefit
  • Economic opportunity is available to all
  • Arts and culture organizations preserve heritage, celebrate self-expression, and foster appreciation of diversity

Express Grant $5,000 or less
Complete your organization profile. Once complete, you will be able to view available applications. To apply, select Express Grant from the drop down menu and you will be directed to the Express Grant application.  Express grants may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

Please note: We may share Express Grant applications, or organization profiles, with Foundation donors whose interests align with the proposed work. 

Express Grant Deadline: Applications for Express Grants ($5,000 or less) The online grants portal GrantSource will be open on February 17, 2014 with deadlines for consideration on March 31, June 30 and October 10, with notification of award within 4-6 weeks of the deadline.  Express grants may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

Learn more about Community Grants.

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).

The deadline for applications is March 30.

Learn more and apply on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's website

Community Grants Program - Project and Operating Support

Deadline: Friday, August 22, 2014
NH Charitable Foundation

The Community Grants Program is a broad, competitive program that responds to community needs within New Hampshire and our border communities. It is designed to strategically advance an organization by providing operating support, funding for innovation to increase impact, reduce costs, and/or increase efficiency and support for capacity-building activities or moment-in-time projects.

 Through Community Grants we fund efforts that advance our vision for New Hampshire:

We envision strong, just, and resilient communities where:

  • All residents have access to quality health care, food, housing, and other critical needs
  • Residents give back to their communities and participate meaningfully in civic life
  • Students of all ages improve their lives through appropriate education and job training opportunities
  • Significant environmental assets are permanently protected and available for long-term public benefit
  • Economic opportunity is available to all
  • Arts and culture organizations preserve heritage, celebrate self-expression, and foster appreciation of diversity

Project Grants or Operating Support Grants of more than $5,000 and up to $20,000 (in regions) or $25,000 (statewide organizations)
In an effort to streamline the application process, we have implemented a concept paper as the first step in applying for a Project or Operating Grant. A concept paper is a brief application designed to save you time.

Please note: We may share concept papers, or organizational profiles, with Foundation donors whose interests align with the proposed work. 

You will be notified via email if your concept paper is accepted or declined. If your concept paper has been accepted you will be notified via email with instructions on how to access the full application. 

Please note: Being invited to submit a full application does not guarantee funding. We will invite more applications than we can fund.

Project and Operating Support Grant Deadlines
Concept papers for Project and Operating Support Grants (more than $5,000) will be available beginning July 14, 2014 and due August 22. If your concept paper is accepted, you will be notified by September 12 and applications will be due on October 3. Final notifications of grant awards will occur by the end of December.

Learn more about Community Grants.

Community Grants Program - Project Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 21, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

The NH Charitable Foundation makes grants of $5,000 or more available for project support.

Access to the application through GrantSource opens on Friday, June 30, and the deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Monday, August 21.

Read more and apply

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.

The deadline for applications is August 2.

Learn more and apply on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's website

Community Grants Program: Express Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of $5,000 or less. Express Grant funding may only be used for discrete project activities, and may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

GrantSource Opens on January 18, 2016, with applications due on February 12, 2016.

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website

Community Grants Program: Express Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

This competitive grants program awards 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 organization capacity) of $5,000 or less to eligible organizations.

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Community Grants Program: Express Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

This competitive grants program awards 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 organization capacity) of $5,000 or less to eligible organizations.

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Community Grants Program: Project Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

This competitive grants program awards project support (a set of activities conducted during a specified period of time and with clearly stated deliverables that further the organization’s mission) of $5,000 or more to eligible organizations.

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Community Grants Program: Unrestricted Grants

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019
NH Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation makes unrestricted grants of up to $60,000 over three years to 501(c)(3) organizations working in New Hampshire and select Maine and Vermont communities.

The deadline to submit an "online concept paper" is 5:00 PM on Thursday, August 1.

Learn more and apply

Community Leadership Fund

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation will be accepting applications for its James Roosevelt, Jr., Leadership Fund.

The Foundation supports community leaders in their work with multiple stakeholders toward a common community goal. Collaboration and Community Engagement grants support inclusive communities where older people are an asset. This work could include current or new activities that directly or indirectly lead to age-friendly communities and address barriers to success such as limited access to transportation or health care, ageist employment policies or other conditions that contribute to the social isolation of older people.

The Foundation will consider the intersection between policy and practice as well as collaborative community work in the built environment, transportation, housing, social and civic participation and inclusion, employment, communication and information, and community support and health services.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 24, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 20, 2020.

Learn more and apply

Community Project Quarterly Grant

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quarterly Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quarterly Grant

Deadline: Saturday, January 9, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quarterly Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quarterly Grant

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quarterly Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quarterly Grant

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quarterly Grants of up to $10,000 are the heart of New Hampshire Humanities grant making, enabling all kinds of nonprofits and educational institutions to design and carry out multi-faceted projects. Proposals are accepted four times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Thursday, November 12, 2015
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Sunday, January 10, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Community Project Quick Grant

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016
New Hampshire Humanities

Quick Grants of up to $1,000 support single events or short series and are available in as little as six weeks from submission deadline to first public event. Proposals accepted six times a year.

Community Project Grants enable NH nonprofit organizations to design and carry out public humanities programs with the help of experts in philosophy, history, literature or other humanities disciplines relevant to their topic. From dynamic lectures and facilitated discussions, to walking tours, oral history workshops and teacher professional development seminars, these programs create opportunities for participants to explore new knowledge and discuss universal questions.

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Compassionate Impact Grant Program

Deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015
Foundation Beyond Belief

Foundation Beyond Belief will make up to 2 capacity building grant in the amount of $50,000 to $60,000 to an innovative organization with the goal to increase that organization’s capacity to support those in need and create solutions that greatly increase their impact on a critical community problem.

Projects may take place domestically or internationally. The Compassionate Impact Grant Program is an open, competitive process with applicants assessed on their ability to provide evidence-driven, innovative solutions that reach different or larger numbers of constituents.

Read more on Foundation Beyond Belief's website.

Connections for Cardiovascular Health

Deadline: Thursday, February 27, 2014
AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation

The Connections for Cardiovascular Health program awards Foundation grants of $150,000 and more annually to US-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or similar nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health in their communities.

Learn more and apply.

Cornerstone OnDemand Impact Software Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017

Cornerstone OnDemand is donating two years of access to their software and services, including its Learning Management System and "access to a range of pro bono business consulting services."

An informational webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, at 10:00 AM, and the deadline for applications is Friday, March 17.

Read more and apply

deCoizart Charitable Trust

Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Sarah K. de Coizart Artticle TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust awards grants of up to $100,000 to organizations in the northeast "in support of efforts to protect the environment, species conservation, and blindness-related services and research."

The deadline for applications is August 15.

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Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in cooperation with its federal partners, is offering an initiative to connect youth to the outdoors by providing support for conservation employment programs.

This initiative, Developing the Next Generation of Conservationists, brings together public and private partners to support those organizations that are developing innovative conservation job opportunities for youth (aged 16-25 years old) on public lands. These job opportunities, in turn, expose young people, particularly urban, tribal, and minority youth, to the natural world and career opportunities available in conservation. Project work funded through this program is restricted to habitat and species restoration projects that directly benefit the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, or U.S. Forest Service facilities, lands, programs, or missions. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, educational institutions, and Indian tribes.

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Disney Conservation Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Recognizing that ecosystems are the basis of the planet’s health, the Disney Conservation Fund provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education. The goal is to support conservation organizations focused on long-term positive impacts for wildlife and habitats. To date, the fund has awarded more than $30 million to projects in 115 countries. The Annual Conservation Grants are by invitation only.

Inquiries for the 2016–2017 granting cycle are due by 11:59 PM EST on December 15th, 2015.

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Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, August 12, 2013
USDA Rural Development

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) is specifically designed to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America.  Vermont and New Hampshire have funded 21 projects since 2000 in this nationally competitive grant program. Through USDA’s DLT Grant, advanced telecommunications technologies provide enhanced learning and health care opportunities for rural residents.
See DLT overview at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UTP_DLT.html

In FY 2013, only grants will be available

If you have questions, please contact Deborah Maguire at Deborah.maguire@vt.usda.gov or 802-828-6024.  For the latest updates, including a possible webinar, check the resources page. http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UTP_DLTResources.html

Dobles Foundation Grant

Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Dobles Foundation makes one-year grants of up to $25,000 to "public charities whose mission for years 2017 and 2018 is to advance the prevention, treatment, and / or recovery from substance abuse / misuse."

The deadline for applications is October 1, with awards made in late November or early December.

Learn more and apply

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants

Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Youth Literacy Grants provide grants up to $4,000 to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. 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

Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Red Rover

Together with Sheltering Animals and Families Together (SAF-T), RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing grants enable organizations that provide emergency sheltering for victims of domestic violence to create space to house pets of domestic violence victims on-site with their families where little to no pet housing was previously available. Grants are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to enable the pet housing project to begin. It is expected that the funds will enable the shelter of at least one pet within one year after project completion.

Learn more and apply.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Fund for National Projects

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

Grants of between $60,000 and $200,000 (cannot be > 50% of project's total cost) for projects that "strengthen the national infrastructure of the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and / or theater fields; or improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater."

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Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019

The Flutie Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations who share their mission to help individuals and families with autism live life to the fullest. They provide funds for new initiatives and model projects that have the potential to greatly enhance and improve the quality of everyday life for people and families affected by autism and that can inspire and be replicated by other organizations in order to have a greater impact on the autism community at large. 

Letters of inquiry will be accepted between August 12-August 30, 2019.

Learn more here

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Grants are awarded annually with the average award of $10,000 to $20,000. The priorities of the Foundation are to meet families’ needs along the way by ensuring (1) Access to Services (2) Active Lifestyles and (3) Adult Independence.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted between July 16-August 15, 2018.

Learn more here

Eco-Schools USA Action Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

Ech-Schools USA, a program of the National Wildlife Federation, is offering grants of $500 to help public, private, and chater schools impement the first three steps of the Eco-Schools program.

NH Audubon, the state affiliate of the Nationa Wildlife Federation, is offering guidance to interested schools.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24.

Learn more and apply

Economic and Workforce Development Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in communities where Lincoln Financial Group employees live and work, including the greater Concord, NH area. 

Recognizing that adult education, job skills training and employment opportunity are essential to building healthy local economies, Lincoln Financial Foundation makes grants to programs that support financial literacy, adult literacy and high school graduation equivalency, workforce development and economic development initiatives.

Learn more and apply

Education Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lincoln Financial Foundation

Education grants support closing the achievement gap with an emphasis on improving student achievement.

  • Pre-K programs prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and be academically successful.
  • K-12 programs increase academic achievement with an emphasis on successful course completion, attendance and increased high school graduation rates.
  • College programs increase student success in college entrance, transition and completion.

Learn more on Lincoln Financial Foundation's website.

Elderly Care Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HealthcareGIVES

HealthcareGIVES, a giving circle for Seacoast medical professionals, collectively provides grants to worthy non-profit organizations who share our goal of growing healthy and abundant communities. Our mission is to cultivate health in the Seacoast community by giving through action, education, and donation. Currently, more than 190 area medical professionals are committed to collectively donate a minimum of $30,000 to award our third annual grant.

HealthcareGIVES (www.healthcareGIVES.org) seeks initial, one (1) page "Letters of Inquiry" for our 2013 grant. This year's theme is Elderly Care/Logistics.  Living in our communities as one becomes aged can bring progressive isolation and poverty.  How to get basic needs met becomes problematic and this affects general health.  Our focus within elderly care/logistics may include transportation, affordable assisted living facilities, respite care, adaptive equipment, food security, fuel security, medication services, etc.  It is intentionally broad to inspire a variety of creative proposals from all interested non-­‐profit (501c3) organizations serving our catchment area of Rockingham County, Strafford County, and York County, Maine.
 
NOTE: Special consideration will be given to proposals that can demonstrate post-­‐grant sustainability either in identifying other sources of ongoing support or targeting significant preventative services that will reduce the need for these services in the future.
 
One page Letters of Inquiry are required prior to submission of a full grant proposal and must be submitted by email. The deadline for submission of Letters of Inquiry is June 19, 2013.

Emma Barnsley Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Emma Barnsley Foundation makes grants of up to $20,000 to "promote the prevention of cruelty to animals and for the study, care, protection, and preservation of animals, both domestic and wild, and their environment." The deadline for applications is August 31.

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Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire’s AMP NH

Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013

Does your organization have a transformative idea?
The Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire’s AMP NH grants program will make two grants of $20,000 each to nonprofits who can amplify the benefit of these grant dollars by demonstrating novel, entrepreneurial and innovative ideas to help solve pressing problems and critical issues facing New Hampshire.

Learn more then sign in to GrantSource to apply. The application closes Friday, September 13 at 5 p.m. All finalists receive "pitch camp" training and the opportunity to present and connect with EFNH members on October 10.

Environmental Solutions for Communities

Deadline: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

In 2012, Wells Fargo and NFWF launched the Environmental Solutions for Communities initiative, designed to support projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. This five-year initiative is supported through a $15 million contribution from Wells Fargo that will be used to leverage other public and private investments with an expected total impact of over $37.5 million.

Funding priorities for this program include:

  • Supporting sustainable agricultural practices and private lands stewardship
  • Conserving critical land and water resources and improving local water quality
  • Restoring and managing natural habitat, species and ecosystems that are important to community livelihoods
  • Facilitating investments in green infrastructure, renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Encouraging broad-based citizen participation in project implementation.

Grants will be offered once a year to support priority projects in states and communities where Wells Fargo operates. Additional priorities and funding guidelines may be found within the program’s RFP. In addition, funding available under this new partnership will also be used to leverage resources associated with other NFWF funding opportunities.

Learn more on the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's website.

Environmental Solutions for Communities

Deadline: Thursday, December 10, 2015
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Approximately $2,460,000 is available nationwide for 2016 projects.

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Every Day Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015
The National Environmental Education Foundation

Every Day Capacity Building Grants provide Friends Groups with grant funds of up to $5,000 to help build their capacity to serve public lands. Proposals for the summer cycle are due April 30.

Our nation’s public lands need our support every day. With stretched budgets and limited staff, land managers at federal, state and local public lands need all the help they can get. That help often comes from nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on serving public land sites in the nation and the improvement and responsible use of those sites. Sometimes these organizations are called Friends Groups, sometimes Cooperating Associations, sometimes, simply a partner. They are invaluable in supporting, promoting and helping maintain public lands.

[Youth raking the roadside on National Public Lands Day.] These volunteer organizations, while dedicated and passionate, are often underfunded and understaffed. The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with generous support from Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., seeks to strengthen these organizations and unleash their potential to serve their public lands. NEEF’s Every Day Grants will strengthen the stewardship of public lands by strengthening Friends Groups through funding for organizational capacity building.

If a Friends Group can better engage the public, it can attract more volunteers. If it can attract more volunteers, it has a larger base of individuals to ask for support. If it can gain more support, it can offer more volunteer events.

Every Day Capacity Building Grant Proposal Due Dates:

  • April 30: Summer Cycle
  • October 30: Winter Cycle

Learn more on the Public Lands Every Day website.

Every Day Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016
The National Environmental Education Foundation

The National Environmental Education Foundation, in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, awards grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits to "help build their capacity to serve public lands."

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be a 501(c)(3) "community-based" nonprofit (or have a fiscal sponsor)
  • have been in existence for at least two years
  • have a mission "focused on improving a public land site in the United States and encouraging the responsible use of the site"

The deadline for applications is Monday, May 2, 2016.

Read more and apply

Every Day Capacity Building Grants

Deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2014
The National Environmental Education Foundation

Every Day Capacity Building applications are accepted year-round. Applications that are submitted between November 1 and April 30 will be reviewed and grants awarded in the summer. Applications that are submitted between May 1 and October 30 will be reviewed and grants awarded in late winter. If a due date falls on the weekend or federal holiday, applications will be due the following business day.

In each cycle, up to $5,000 will be awarded to 25 applicants. Each applicant must submit a proposal through our online system. Once the top proposals have been selected, NEEF will invite only those selected groups to complete their application with supplemental materials. Invitation to submit those additional materials does not guarantee funding, as more than 25 applicants will be selected to complete their applications. From this pool, the final 25 grantees will be identified. At that point all applicants will receive an email letting them know whether or not they have been awarded a grant. To be considered in the next round, an applicant must reapply.

Learn more on The National Environmental Educational Foundation's website.

Express Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of $5,000 or less. Express Grant funding may only be used for discrete project activities, and may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

GrantSource will begin to accept applications on Monday, January 26th.

Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 13th, 2015
  • Friday, May 8th, 2015
  • Friday, August 14th, 2015

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Express Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of $5,000 or less. Express Grant funding may only be used for discrete project activities, and may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

GrantSource will begin to accept applications on Monday, January 26th.

Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 13th, 2015
  • Friday, May 8th, 2015
  • Friday, August 14th, 2015

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Express Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of $5,000 or less. Express Grant funding may only be used for discrete project activities, and may not be used for unrestricted operating expenses.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 18th, 2015.

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Fall 2014 Request for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, June 13, 2014
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

The HNH Foundation has announced their Fall 2014 Request for Proposals.

Fall 2014 Due Dates and Notification Timeline

  • Letter of Inquiry Due: June 13, 2014
  • Invitation to Apply Notification: July 1, 2014
  • Applications Due: September 1, 2014
  • Grant Award Notification: November 1, 2014
  • Grant Start Date: January 1, 2015

​Learn more on the HNH Foundation's website.

Fall 2015 RFP

Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2015
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

The HNH Foundation published its Request for Proposals for the Fall 2015 Grant Cycle. Letters of Inquiry—due June 12th—are being accepted to advance the three HNH Foundation goals:

  • To increase the number of New Hampshire children who have access to health and dental insurance coverage, with a priority on children through age 18.
  • To promote preventive oral health care for children through age five and pregnant women.
  • To prevent childhood obesity, with a focus on children through age five.

In addition to project, capacity building, general operating support and leverage grants, funding is available to support planning and convening.

Learn more on HNH Foundation's website.

Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grants of up to $8,000 for organizations promoting awareness of and strengthening agriculture, commercial fishing, and the forest products industry.

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Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program makes grants of up to $10,000 to "help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products" in New England.

Learn more and apply

Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

The Farm Credit East AgEnhancement Grant Program makes grants of up to $8,000 to "help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products" in New England.

The deadline to apply is December 1.

Learn more and apply

Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Finish Line Youth Foundation makes grants available to 501(c)(3) organizations for "community-based athletic programs and camps that teach active lifestyle and team-building skills", with preference given to programs serving disadvantaged or special needs children near Finish Line retail stores.

The next quarterly deadline is September 1.

The Foundation offers three categories of grants:

Grant Program Grant Amount Description
Programmatic Grant ≤ $5,000 Opportunities for kids toparticipate in community-basedyouth athletic programs and campsthat emphasize active lifestyles,especially programs that servedisadvantaged and specialneeds kids.
Legacy Grants $10,000–$75,000 New facilities improvements and/orrenovations to existing buildings,grounds, and property.
Founder's Grant $5,000–$25,000 Emergency needs that would somehow be keeping the organization from providing current services, such as natural disasters or other unforseen fiscal circumstances.

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Firestarter Grant

Deadline: Thursday, January 1, 2015
HealthcareGIVES

We will be awarding a 'Firestarter' grant in 2015. This is a grant open to any not for profit in the Seacoast with an idea that will create or promote health in the community. We are focusing on applications that will work in collaboration with others in the area.

If you are part of a not-for-profit that is collaboratively working to create or promote health in the Seacoast, we welcome you to complete a Letter of Inquiry.

Learn more on HealthcareGIVES' website.

Fisher House Foundation Newman's Own Award

Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Fisher House Foundation will grant up to $50,000 to organizations for "creative ideas aimed at improving the quality of life of service members and their families."

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • be comprised primarily of volunteers and / or be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • present documentation of approval from the installation commander if the program affects / takes place on a Department of Defense installation

The deadline for applications is April 28, 2016.

Read more and apply

Fisher House Foundation Newman's Own Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Newman's Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times are joining together to make grants of up to $50,000 to recognize volunteer and nonprofit organizations supporting our nation's military families. Eligible applicants to the Newman’s Own Awards Program must be comprised primarily of volunteers or be a nonprofit organization, and be working with Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve units, veterans, and their families. 

Learn more and apply

Fisher House Foundation Newman's Own Awards

Deadline: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Fisher House Foundation's Newman's Own Awards makes grants of up to $50,000 for "creative ideas aimed at improving quality of life for service members and their families."

The grants cannot be used to pay salaries or wages. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 2.

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Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the northeastern United States.

The Foundation's major fields of interest include the following:

  • Education: Support is primarily provided to schools and colleges, with emphasis on educational programs providing assistance to the needy or disabled.
  • Religion: Support is provided to religion-based programs or institutions, with emphasis on those providing assistance to the needy or disabled. Grants are also provided to local churches for capital projects.
  • Historic Preservation: Support is provided to historic preservation programs or institutions, including historical societies.
  • Medical and Scientific Research: Support is provided for medical or scientific research programs and their affiliated institutions.

Letters of intent and applications (if LOI is accepted) are both due within the 3-month application period of September 1-December 1.

Learn more and apply

Fresh, Local and Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016
Kresge Foundation

This Kresge Foundation funding opportunity is designed to support food-oriented initiatives that contribute to economic revitalization, cultural expression and health in low-income communities. Kresge will award up to 20 planning grants of up to $75,000 each in the first quarter of 2016 as part of the initiative “Fresh, Local & Equitable: Food as a Creative Platform for Neighborhood Revitalization.” Organizations and collaborations that lead food-oriented development initiatives in economically distressed urban neighborhoods are eligible. Planning grants can last up to 12 months. Recipients will participate in a national learning network and have the opportunity to apply for implementation grants.

Complete proposals are due by 5:00 PM EST on January 15th, 2016.

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Fuller Foundation Grant

Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Fuller Foundation awards grants of between $2,500 and $7,500 to nonprofits that "support youth at risk, protect wildlife, and showcase the arts."

The deadline for applications to be considered at the October meeting is June 15.

Read more and apply

Fuller Foundation Grants

Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2015
The Fuller Foundation

The Fuller Foundation is a family foundation created by Alvan T. Fuller. The foundation focuses on at-risk youth, wildlife, and the arts in “the Boston area and the immediate seacoast area of New Hampshire.”

The foundation reviews proposals twice per year:

  • Proposals submitted by January 15th are reviewed at the May trustee meeting.
  • Proposals submitted by June 15th are reviewed at the October trustee meeting.

Learn more about the application procedure on the Fuller Foundation's website.

Funds available to nonprofits serving in Bedford, NH

Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Bedford Women’s Club, which has a long history of providing funds to nonprofit charities serving the Bedford community, is inviting charities to apply for a donation from the club.

Qualifying nonprofits may be based outside Bedford but must use the donated money within Bedford. Any nonprofit interested in being considered for a donation should visit www.bedfordwomensclub.org for a donation application form.

 

GKV Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The GKV Foundation supports nonprofit organizations located within a five-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, 2019.

Learn more and apply

Good360

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
Good360

Good360 is the largest charity in the world that focuses on new product donations from corporations. We, in turn, provide these new products to 150,000 community charities in America and throughout the world.    Good360 partners with thousands of companies, including nearly half of the Fortune 100 consumer and retail product corporations. IBM, Mattel, Gap, Avon, Office Depot, HP, Adobe, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dell, Nike, RadioShack, Hanesbrands, and Talbots.



Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) Federal tax-exempt status (or similar status for the country in which the charity is located), Indian Reservations, and tax-exempt educational organizations are eligible to become Good360 members.

Deadline: Open

Visit Good360's website to learn more.

Google Grants

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
Google

The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing their philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.



Designed for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program. It harnesses the power of our flagship advertising product, Google AdWords, to non-profits seeking to inform and engage their constituents online. Google Grants has awarded AdWords advertising to hundreds of non-profit groups whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education.

Deadline: Open

Learn more about Google Grants.

Grants to Strengthen Social Change

Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Singing for Change

The Singing for Change Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations that inspire personal growth, community integration, and the enhanced awareness that collectively people can bring about positive social change. The Foundation provides grants to progressive, community-based nonprofit organizations nationwide that address the root causes of social problems. The Foundation primarily provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects that serve children and families, youth empowerment, and disenfranchised groups, with a focus on projects designed to promote self-sufficiency. 

Learn more and apply

Grassroots Grants Program

Deadline: Thursday, January 15, 2015
BoatUS Foundation

The BoatUS Foundation Grassrooots Grants Program is an online grant program which makes funds available to small, local nonprofit organizations, boating clubs and student groups for projects that promote safe and/or clean boating on local waterways.

Learn more on The BoatUS Foundation's website.

Green Education Foundation's Green Thumb Challenge

Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Green Education Foundation, in partnership with Gardener's Supply Company, is accepting applications from schools and youth groups for its Green Thumb Challenge. Through the program, a prize of $500 will be awarded to a school or youth group to advance the sustainability of a successful youth garden program that has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Applicants must submit a chronicle of their project, including photographs and descriptions. To be eligible, applicants must be a school or youth group with existing garden program involving youth in grades K-12. The program will not consider proposals for gardens that do not yet exist.

Learn more and apply

Greg Biffle Foundation Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Greg Biffle Foundation

The Greg Biffle Foundation makes grants of up to $5,000 to 501(c)(3) humane societies, spay / neuter clinics, and no-kill animal shelters.

 Grants are awarded for spay / neuter initiatives, vet care / medical supplies, pet supplies, and operating expenses.

Learn more and apply on the Greg Biffle Foundation's website

Haymarket Sustaining Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Haymarket People’s Fund

Haymarket offers grants for social justice organizing work happening in the New England region. They are committed to supporting both urban and rural organizing across the region. In addition to supporting groups that have a long history of grassroots organizing, they also support start up and emerging organizations with grants for both general operating support and project work.

Sustaining Grants are up to $10,000 for grassroots, social change organizations that meet the funding criteria. Grant sizes are determined after a careful evaluation of each proposal taking into account Haymarket’s criteria and commitment to strengthening anti-racist movement building in New England. 

*If your organization has not been funded by Haymarket in the past 3 years, call the office and speak to a staff person about your work. If they feel you meet the basic criteria, an application package will be sent.

Read more and apply

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Foundation, American Public Health Association, and the National Association of Counties have partnered for the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The challenge gives $10,000 seed grants to selected cross-sector teams in a community, which then compete for prizes ranging from $25,000 to $500,000.

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Healthy Beginnings Endowment

Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019
Concord Hospital Trust

The Healthy Beginnings Endowment of the Concord Hospital Trust makes grants to "provide programs, services, and support for initiatives that enhance maternal, women's, and child health, as well the health of families in the Capital region."

To qualify, organizations / programs must:

  • benefit children from birth to 5 years old,
  • benefit people within Concord Hospital's primary service area,
  • be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and
  • "specifically reflect and support the parent / child unit."

Learn more about the endowment and apply.

Healthy Beginnings Endowment

Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Concord Hospital Trust

The Healthy Beginnings Endowment of the Concord Hospital Trust makes grants—which ranged from $1,000 to $15,000 in 2016—to 501(c)(3)'s in Concord Hospital's primary service area that support the "parent / child unit" for children from birth to 5 years old.

Applications must be emailed to jlassonde@crhc.org by January 10, 2018, and recipients will be notified in February.

Download a copy of the application

Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious threats to the health of our nation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), through its commitment to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic, has provided national leadership in efforts to achieve a healthy weight for all of our nation’s children, especially in lower-income communities and communities of color. This landmark work continues today as part of its vision to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer and healthier lives, now and for generations to come.

Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity is an RWJF national program. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight.

This call for proposals (CFP) focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings:

  • Healthy Food Retail
  • Early Care and Education

Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.

Learn more on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's website.

Healthy Food Fund

Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation is looking to support 25 local nonprofit organizations located in CT, MA, ME or NH that are primarily volunteer-powered to grow, glean or distribute fresh, free produce (and other healthy foods) for low-income families and older adults. Grants will be awarded to help expand, train, equip, manage and/or otherwise strengthen an organization’s volunteer corps. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 per year and are eligible for renewal for up to three years. Eligible programs must have been in operation for at least 5 years and have an annual operating budget not lower than $100,000 and not to exceed $1,000,000.

Learn more and apply

HeatlhcareGIVES 2018 Grant Opportunity

Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018

HealthcareGIVES, a giving circle for Seacoast medical professionals, collectively provides grants to worthy nonprofit organizations that share our goal of growing healthy and abundant communities. Our mission is to cultivate health in the Seacoast community by giving through action, education, and donation. Currently, more than 190 area medical professionals are committed to collectively donate a minimum of $25,000 to award our 8th annual grant.

HealthcareGIVES seeks initial, one (1) page "Letters of Inquiry" for our 2018 grant. This year, we will award our yearly grant to a nonprofit that addresses: Adolescent Health and Welfare.

Letter of Inquiry available here. 

Hesed Foundation

Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019

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

HNH Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The HNH Foundation is making one-year grants of between $10,000 and $30,000 in 2017, before returning to a bi-annual funding schedule in 2018.

The Foundation supports organizations working to address its funding priorities:

  • reducing food insecurity,
  • reducing and preventing childhood trauma,
  • preventing childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five,
  • promoting oral health prevention for children through age five, and
  • increasing access to children's health and dental insurance coverage.

Interested applicants are required to submit a Letter of Inquiry by February 15.

Learn more and apply

HNH Foundation Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The HNH Foundation will make one-year grants of between $10,000 and $30,000 to support groups working on one of their five funding priorities: reduce food insecurity, reduce and prevent childhood trauma, prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five, promote oral health prevention for children through age five, and increase access to children's health and dental insurance converage.

The deadline for letters of inquiry is August 15, with invitations to submit full applications sent on September 4. 

Learn more and apply

HNH Foundation Spring 2014 Grant Cycle

Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2013
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

On December 1st, the HNH Foundation published its Request for Proposals for the Spring 2014 grant cycle.

 Letters of Inquiry are being accepted to advance the three HNH Foundation goals:

  • To increase the number of New Hampshire children who have access to health and dental insurance coverage, with a priority on children through age 18;      
  • To promote preventive oral health care for children through age five and pregnant women;    
  • To prevent childhood obesity, with a focus on children through age five     

In addition to project, capacity building, general operating support and leverage grants, funding is available to support planning and convening.

Learn more on HNH Foundation's website.

HNH Foundation Spring 2016 RFP

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The HNH Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2016 Grant Program. All letters must be received by December 15th, 2015.

Read more on the HNH Foundation's website.

Home Depot Foundation Veteran Housing Grants

Deadline: Friday, June 23, 2017

The Home Depot Foundation makes grants from $100,000 to $500,000 to "support new construction and rehabilitation / repair of single-family or multi-family housing, permanent supportive housing, or transitional housing."

 The deadline for applications is June 23.

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Housing for Everyone

Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015
TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation's "Housing for Everyone" grant competition, which focuses on affordable housing for seniors, will award 25 grants of $100,000 to nonprofits working to meet the housing needs of the elderly.

These needs include:

  • access to medical and health services or programs
  • proximity to shopping
  • community and transportation services
  • adaptability to the changing needs of aging populations

The deadline for applications is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, September 4th, 2015. Recipients will be notified by mid November.

Learn more and apply on TD Bank's website.

Housing for Everyone

Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017
TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation is making 25 grants of $125,000 to organizations that "create new or preserve existing units of safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental housing for families headed by a single individual."

 The deadline for applications is 4:00 PM on Friday, September 1.

Learn more and apply

Housing for Everyone Grant

Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019
TD Charitable Foundation

In 2019, the Housing for Everyone grant program will award grants totaling $3.75 million to thirty local housing nonprofit organizations to refurbish existing housing stock and create safe, healthy, and affordable rental units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women, and youth. 

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Housing for Everyone Grant Competition

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016
TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation is making 25 grants of $100,000 available for projects that support affordable housing. The deadline to apply is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, September 2.

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Humanities Access Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is making one-to-one matching grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 to "help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults."

The deadline for applications Wednesday, May 3.

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Investopedia.org Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Investopedia makes grants of between $10,000 and $25,000 to support "activities that enhance financial empowerment among low-income individuals and communities."

The deadline for applications is January 31 and decisions will be announced by April.

Learn more and apply

Irving Foundation

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019

The Irving Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that work to offer opportunities to disadvantaged youth and families in New England, California, and international locations with grants typically ranging from $1,000-$10,000.

The emphasis is on innovative and entrepreneurial approaches that focus on education and preparation for self-sufficiency.

The Foundation provides grants to continue ongoing general work or projects, or to fund new projects.

Areas of interests include:

  • arts;
  • education;
  • child welfare; and,
  • the environment.

Learn more and apply

J.M. Kaplan Fund Innovation Prize

Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017

The J.M. Kaplan Fund Innovation Prize awards prizes of up to $150,000—$50,000 per year over up to three years—plus $25,000 for "technical assistance or targeted project expenses" for "interdisciplinary innovation in the fields of cultural heritage, human rights, the built environment, and the natural environment."

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 28.

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Jane's Trust

Deadline: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jane's Trust primarily makes project, operating, and capital grants that generally range from $50,000 to $150,000 in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, and Health and Welfare. The application process is a two step process involving first the submission of an initial inquiry and then, only upon request from the Trustees, the submission of a full proposal. Next deadline for concept papers is July 15. 

Learn more here

Kent Richard Hoffman Foundation Grants for Community Based HIV / AIDS Efforts

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016

The Kent Richard Hoffman Foundation is accepting letters of intent until September 2 from 501(c)(3) "community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV / AIDS care and direct services, education, and research."

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L5 Capacity Program

Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2016
NH Community Development Finance Authority

NHCDFA's new L5 Capacity Program awards between $10,000 and $75,000 in tax credits to CDFA partner organizations to "advance specific community development focused projects, causes, or organizational needs."

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 6, at 4:00 PM.

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Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

Deadline: Monday, December 14, 2015
Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries is to help school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Grants of up to $7,000 are available to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of pre-K-12 school libraries throughout the United States, the American territories, and Department of Defense schools in other countries.

Only schools where a minimum of 85% of the student body qualifies for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program are eligible to apply. Funds are provided solely for books, e-books, or magazines and serials in print, Braille, or audio form. Requests for staffing, shelving, furniture, equipment, software, videos, classroom book sets, or exams are not considered. All grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, foundations, or other entities.

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LCHIP Grant Round 12

Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2013
NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program

The next LCHIP Grant Round opens on July 22, 2013.  The entire grant round schedule is shown below. 

  • July 22: Grant Round opens
  • July 30: Grant Writing Workshops
  • September 13: Applications due     
  • December 16th: Board Decision-making

Download a copy of the Grant Round 12 application. Save this file to your computer before you fill it out!

Applicants must do all of the following:

  • Enroll the projects on the LCHIP LCH Register (see link, above right),
  • Attend the grant writing workshop on July 30th, 2013 kat Belknap Mill, Laconia, unless someone from the organization has done so in the past.  Historic Resource applicants' workshop is 9:30-11:30am.  Natural Resource applicants' workshop is 1:00-3:00pm.  Register for the workshop by e-mailing the participant's name, organization, e-mail, phone, project name and whether the participant will attend the historic or natural resource workshop to officemgr@lchip.org.  LCHIP will confirm registration and further details for workshop participants. The presentation will be posted here after the date of the workshop.
  • Submit complete application package no later than noon Friday, September 13, 2013.

Contact the LCHIP office (603-224-4113) with any questions.

Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

Deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Levitt Pavilions

Levitt Pavilions announces an exciting, new matching grant opportunity serving small and mid-sized cities across the country. 10 grantees will be awarded up to $25K each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP [Your City] Music Series---an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of high caliber entertainment.

Online public voting to determine the Top 20 finalists.

Learn more on the Levitt AMP [Your City] website.

Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017
The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation are making matching grants of $25,000 available for up to 15 organizations to produce a free, outdoor concert series.

Applications are available starting on June 26, and the deadline for applications is October 2. 

Learn more and apply

LLMA Library Public Relations Award

Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017

The Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, is awarding eight prizes of $10,000 to honor "outstanding library public relations initiatives."

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 17.

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Lodestar Foundation 2017 Collaboration Prize

Deadline: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A $150,000 grand prize and eight $10,000 prizes for finalists will be awarded for "exemplary nonprofit collaborations."

Eligible collaborations must be:

  • between 2+ nonprofits or 2+ nonprofits and a community foundation, government entity, or public agency,
  • on a permanent basis, and…
  • include a written formal agreement that "addresses the critical elements of the collaboration."

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Lowe’s Community Partners Grants

Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018

Lowe’s Community Partners grant program provides grants ranging from $2,001 to $100,000 to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.

Learn more and apply

Madelaine G. von Weber Trusts

Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Manchester Kiwanis Club Major Emphasis Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Manchester Kiwanis Club's major emphasis grant will provide up to $75,000 over four years to a local nonprofit "that makes a significant and positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged children in the Manchester community, not to support an endowment campaign or operating budget."

Applications must be postmaked by August 1.

Learn more and apply

Mary Gale Foundation

Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

The Mary Gale Foundation makes grants, which have historically ranged from $4,000 to $100,000+, to support "housing, health, and other in-home services and programs for low-income women age 65 and older living in the Greater Manchester area."

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, September 8.

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Mary Gale Foundation

Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

The Mary Gale Foundation makes grants to programs related to “housing, health and other in-home services and programs for low-income women age 65 and older living in the Greater Manchester area.” Grant amounts are determined based on the proposal, and have ranged from $4,000 to $100,000 in recent years.

The Mary Gale Foundation has partnered with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundaiton, which accepts applications on behalf of the Mary Gale Foundation. The application deadline is Friday, September 9, at 5:00 PM EST.

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Mary Gale Foundation Grant

Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2015
Mary Gale Foundation, Inc., The

The Mary Gale Foundation (“MGF”), a private foundation which serves needy, elderly women in the Greater Manchester area, has partnered with the NH Charitable Foundation to help manage and inform its grantmaking. Nonprofit organizations that provide support services to Manchester area low-income women 65 and over enabling them to remain in their homes are eligible to apply.

The application deadline is September 4, 2015, and materials should be submitted via GrantSource — the Foundation’s online application portal. GrantSource will begin accepting applications on July 24, 2015. For more information visit the NH Charitable Foundation's website or contact Deborah Schachter at deborah.schachter@nhcf.org.

Mary Kay Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Mary Kay Foundation is making grants of $20,000 or more to 501(c)(3) domestic violence shelters that operate an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for victims of domestic violence.

The deadline for applications is 9:00 PM on April 30.

Read more and 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.

Mascoma Bank Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Mascoma Bank Foundation

The Mascoma Bank Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations which will help fund activities that strengthen these community organizations as they pursue their mission and to help initiate projects that improve life within the Bank’s service area.

Learn more and apply

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018
Mascoma Bank Foundation

The Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation makes grants to of up to $10,000 to support nonprofit organizations that benefit the people living in the communities within the Bank's service area in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Grantmaking areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • arts and culture;
  • children and youth;
  • social services;
  • food banks;
  • community development;
  • civic affairs;
  • education;
  • health; and,
  • the environment.

Learn more and apply

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation makes grants to of up to $10,000 to organizations that "improve life within the Bank's service area."

Applications submitted by April 1 will receive decisions in June and applications submitted by October 1 will receive decisions in December.

Learn more and apply on the Mascoma Savings Bank website

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Mascoma Bank

The Foundation offers grants to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations as they pursue their mission, and to help initiate projects that improve life within Mascoma Savings Bank’s service area.

Final decisions are announced approximately 10 weeks after each deadline.

Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Mascoma Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Mascoma Bank

The Foundation offers grants to 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations as they pursue their mission, and to help initiate projects that improve life within Mascoma Savings Bank’s service area.

Final decisions are announced approximately 10 weeks after each deadline.

Deadlines:

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Matching Grants Available for "Shovel-Ready" Rehab Projects

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019
NH Preservation Alliance

The N.H. Preservation Alliance, along with Maine Preservation, Preservation Trust of Vermont and the Preservation League of New York State are pleased to announce receipt of a $1,000,000 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) to help communities undertake locally-driven historic preservation projects with strong community and economic revitalization potential.

The statewide organizations will provide grants to “shovel-ready” non-profit and municipal rehabilitation and revitalization projects that have matching funds in hand. The Northern Heritage Economy Program application materials and deadlines will be available later this fall. In New Hampshire, projects in Carroll, Cheshire, Coos and Sullivan counties as well as qualifying municipalities in Belknap and Grafton counties are eligible. To request application information, interested parties can email projects@nhpreservation.org.

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Matching Grants Available for Historic Preservation Projects

Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019
NH Preservation Alliance

The 1772 Foundation and N.H. Preservation Alliance have announced that funding in the form of 1:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 will be made available for the following historic preservation projects: exterior painting, finishes and surface restoration, fire detection/lightning protection/security systems, repairs to/restoration of porches, roofs and windows, repairs to foundations and sills, and chimney and masonry repointing.

All organizations that wish to be considered should send a one-page letter of inquiry to: admin@nhpreservation.org and use 1772 Foundation in the subject line. Letters of inquiry will be accepted until December 2, 2019. Invited applicants will be notified by January 17, 2020 and applications will be due February 14, 2020.

Merrimack County Infant Care

Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015
Granite United Way

The volunteer-led Community Impact Committee (CIC) for Granite United Way’s Merrimack County announced that they were offering a specialized Infant Care RFP with the generous bequest donations from the estates of Lucia Ewing and Faith Sulloway that were made in that region this year.

Last fall, Merrimack County held Community Conversations, had discussions with local child care providers and other business professionals, which highlighted the need for increased capacity for infant care. These reasons led Granite United Way’s Community Impact Committee to deem this topic of importance in the Merrimack County area.

Availability of high quality infant care leads to better health, economic stability and better education opportunities – all three areas that are top priorities for Granite United Way’s volunteer-led Community Impact Committee. Grants will be awarded to the best applicants for a two-year period. The region is looking for multiple solutions to this critical need as well as geographical response to those areas within Merrimack County that have a higher need. Year one of this funding will be to build needed infrastructure and Year two will be to help with sustainability. Applications will be accepted through the Granite United Way online application system.

Specific criteria for the RFP and the link for applications can found on Granite United Way’s website under its Merrimack County page.

The timeline for the RFP proposals are as follows:

Deadline Description
October 5, 2015 Online application will be made available to organizations in the Merrimack County Region.
November 13, 2015 Deadline for Completion of all proposals by 4:00 PM to Granite United Way.
January 2016 Applicants will be notifed of funding decisions.

Merrimack County Region includes the towns of Allenstown, Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Contoocook, Penacook, Danbury, Dunbarton, Epsom, Franklin, Henniker, Hill, Hooksett, South Hooksett, Hopkinton, Loudon, New London, Newbury, Northfield, Pembroke, Suncook, Pittsfield, Salisbury, Sutton, Warner, Webster and Wilmot.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, nonprofits are encouraged to contact Val Guy, Senior Director of Regional Impact, at (603) 224-2595, ext. 226.

Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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 September and October 1 is the last day of acceptance. 

Learn more and apply

MLK Day of Service Grants

Deadline: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Youth Service America (YSA) is accepting applications for the 2019 MLK Day of Service Grants to activate youth volunteers on MLK Day of Service weekend, January 18-21, 2019. Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these grants offer youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools and school districts grant funding and capacity-building training to effectively recruit and engage young people in meaningful service activities. Grants of $1,000 will be provided to activate a minimum of 500 youth during the MLK Day weekend. Applicants should focus on engaging middle and high school aged youth, especially those from underserved communities. 

Grantees are encouraged to address issues of economic opportunity and financial literacy, but projects can address any issue important to the local community. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide, and must be based in the United States. 

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Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards

Deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
US Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) announce the anticipated availability of funds for Fiscal Year 2014.

The Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards (NPPA) grant program is designed to:

  • Promote and accelerate partnerships
  • Catalyze collaborations to improve health and wellness through access to and use of preventive services across the United States
  • Educate and train health workers and the public
  • Establish communication programs for all community populations regardless of social and economic barriers or race/ethnicity

The program seeks to establish integrated, collaborative local, state, regional, and tribal partnerships to increase community awareness and action on preventive health services.

Learn more and apply.

Note: Interested applicants should contact Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster's office to inquire about a letter of support.

Momentum Fund Mini-Grants

Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Momentum Fund mini-grants support 501(c)(3) organizations serving in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island that address healthy aging or issues important to older people. One-year mini-grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Webinar information session on August 22, 2019 and applications are due September 19, 2019. 

Learn more and apply

Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

The Patriots Charitable Foundation is making grants totalling $200,000 to the nonprofit organizations affiliated with the 26 recipients of their Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards.

One grand prize winner will receive $25,000, 10 second prize winners will receive $10,000, and 15 third prize winners will receive $5,000. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 31.

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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

National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant

Deadline: Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts is making grants of $10,000 to $100,000, with more than 50% of grants being <$25,000, for arts projects.

The deadline for applications February 7, and applicants must "register / renew by at least January 25."

Read more and apply

National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Grant

Deadline: Thursday, April 13, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts is making grants of $10,000, which require a $10,000 match, to "small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of arts to underserved populations."

The deadline for applications is April 13, 2017.

Read more from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities Creating Humanities Communities Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities is making three-year grants of either $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 or $150,000 to "support the making of connections between organizations that foster community cohesion on a local or regional level."

Applicants must "form collaborative partnerships with at least two and at most five institutions." The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017.

Read more from the National Endowment for the Humanities

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund

Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is accepting applications for their Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund program, which awards grants of $50,000 to $250,000 that "significantly advance monarch butterfly conservation." The deadline for full proposals is May 2.

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National Park Service Maritime Heritage Grants

Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016

The National Park Service supports maritime heritage education and restoration projects with matching grants of $15,000 and $50,000 for education projects, or $50,000 and $200,000 for preservation projects. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2016.

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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Deadline: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund was established with the philosophy of Neil Tillotson in mind: Be humble, be creative and be kind. Fund goals include: strengthening existing institutions, addressing gaps in services to meet basic needs, supporting new and emerging leaders, shaping public policy, preserving natural, cultural and social assets, and leveraging public and private funding.

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund accepts proposals from eligible organizations providing services in Colebrook, Pittsburg, Clarksville, Stewartstown, Dixville Notch and other towns in Coos County as well as bordering communities in Quebec and Vermont. The fund is also interested in applicants that serve these communities as part of a larger regional effort.

Learn more about applying for a Tillotson grant on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

For economic development, conservation and sustainable forestry, basic needs, and community safety net services in Coos County and bordering communities in Maine, Vermont, and Quebec.

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

For economic development, conservation and sustainable forestry, basic needs, and community safety net services in Coos County and bordering communities in Maine, Vermont, and Quebec.

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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Large Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of $20,000–$300,000 for "projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization."

The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

Learn more and apply

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Local Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of up to $20,000 for "projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization."

The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

Learn more and apply

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Local Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, July 14, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation makes grants of up to $20,000 for projects "in Coös County, NH and bordering communities that focus on community revitalization."

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, July 14.

Read more and apply

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Large Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Local Grans Program makes grants of between $20,000 and $300,000 to support “projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization.”

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, January 19, or Thursday, July 19, 2018.

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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund Local Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, January 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.”

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, January 19, or Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Learn more and apply

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.”

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, January 19, or Thursday, July 19, 2018.

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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund: Large Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization. This grant program awards support of $20,001 to $300,000 to eligible organizations.

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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund: Local Grants Program

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund supports projects in Coös County, NH and bordering communities in the United States and Canada that focus on community revitalization. This grant program awards support of $20,000 or less to eligible organizations.

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New England Forests and Rivers Fund

Deadline: Thursday, May 11, 2017
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is making grants between $50,000 and $200,000 to programs that "restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers."

The deadline for proposals is Thursday, May 11.

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New England Forests and Rivers Fund

Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Through the New England Forests and Rivers Fund, NFWF will award matching grants of up to $200,000 to projects that strengthen the health and species diversity of rivers, riverine systems, and public and private forestlands in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well as the Lake Champlain and Upper Hudson  watersheds.

Learn more and apply

New England Forests and Rivers Fund

Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The New England Forests and Rivers Fund is dedicated to restoring and sustaining healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native bird populations, as well as freshwater and diadromous fish populations, in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Fund will award approximately $1.6 million in grants, ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 each, to 12 to 15 organizations during the current funding cycle. 

Learn more and apply

New England Grassroots Environment Fund Grow Grant

Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020

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."

To be eligible, applications must be from groups that:

  • are doing community-based environmental work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT;
  • are volunteer-driven or have no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents);
  • have an annual operating budget under $100,000;

Applications must be submitted by March 15 for decisions in June, or by September 15 for decisions in December.

Read more and apply

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."

To be eligible, applications must:

  • not be for statewide, regional, national, or international work
  • not be for retroactive expenses, lobbying purposes, micro-grant programs, or large capital acquisitions
  • be from volunteer-driven organizations with no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents)

NEGEF Grow Grants are for:

  • help deepening and expanding community projects
  • expenses including general operating, stipends, capacity building, program development, expert assistance, etc.
  • groups that have been active for more than 1 year

Applications must be submitted by March 15 for decisions in June, or by September 15 for decisions in December.

Read more and apply

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."

To be eligible, applications must:

  • not be for statewide, regional, national, or international work
  • not be for retroactive expenses, lobbying purposes, micro-grant programs, or large capital acquisitions
  • be from volunteer-driven organizations with no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents)

NEGEF Grow Grants are for:

  • help deepening and expanding community projects
  • expenses including general operating, stipends, capacity building, program development, expert assistance, etc.
  • groups that have been active for more than 1 year

Applications must be submitted by March 15 for decisions in June, or by September 15 for decisions in December.

Read more and apply

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.

The deadline for applications is March 20 at 5:00 PM. Application information can be found at www.nhwomensfoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant/.

NH Bar Foundation Opens 2018 Justice Grant Cycle

Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
NH Bar Foundation

Approximately $100,000 will be available this year through the NH Bar Foundation’s Justice Grants program for nonprofit organizations engaged in justice-related activities or to advance understanding of civics and government.

Justice Grants are made possible through generous donations by individuals and the NH legal community. Amounts available are earnings on the Bar Foundation’s endowment managed by the NH Charitable Foundation. (Justice Grants are separate from the Foundation’s Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program, which supports ongoing efforts to provide civil legal aid.)  

Applications for Justice Grants will be available at www.nhbarfoundation.org starting Jan. 15 with proposals due by 4 p.m. Feb. 16, 2018.  Proposals for grants will be reviewed by a NH Bar Foundation committee that will recommend funding to be approved by the Bar Foundation board of directors.

Justice Grants are available for start-up costs, planning and research, or for funding to help stabilize new programs, but not for ongoing operational support, political campaigns, religious activities or litigation. Justice Grants are funded by donor-supported Justice Funds. Contact Foundation Program Coordinator Lisha Brosseau at lbrosseau@nhbarfoundation.org for more details.

NH CDFA Tax Credit Program

Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015
NH Community Development Finance Authority

NH CDFA is seeking innovative projects that show a high degree of community support, build partnerships, and leverage other funds. Organizations that are awarded tax credits are responsible for raising monetary donations in the amount of their tax credit award from for-profit businesses that have a New Hampshire tax liability. These businesses will then receive a 75% tax credit for their donation to be used against the business profits, business enterprise, and/or insurance premium taxes. For instance, a business donating $10,000 to an approved project will receive a tax credit in the amount of $7,500. The donation is also eligible for treatment as a federal charitable contribution.

Interested applicants will be required to submit a Letter of Intent via our Grants Management System no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, February 16, 2015. CDFA will respond to these letters no later than Monday, March 2, 2015. Applications will be accepted by invitation only until 4:00 PM on Friday, April 17, 2015.

CDFA has implemented a new application process for 2015. All interested parties, regardless of past experience, are encouraged to attend one of their two upcoming Tax Credit Workshops.

Learn more and apply on NH CDFA's website.

NH Job Training Fund

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
NH Department of Resources & Economic Development

Did you know that over $4.6 million in job training grants funds have been given out in New Hampshire in the last five years? Did you know that these funds are accessible to nonprofits as well?



The funds allow private companies, including nonprofits, to partner with the state to train or retrain employees in a variety of areas. According to the state's agency that funnels these grants from the federal government, there are certain conditions that apply, including: the organization must pay into the federal unemployment trust fund and must present a 50% match.

Deadline: Rolling

For more information, visit the NH Job Training Fund website.

NH Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants

Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017

Grants of up to $1,000 are avaialble to schools that teach preschool through 12th grade "that want to achieve the benefits of nature-based studies for student development and learning." 

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2017.

Learn more and apply

NH Women's Foundation Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 17, 2015
NH Women's Foundation

The NH Women's Foundation is now accepting applications for grants, which are typically between $1,000 and $5,000.

The Foundation's focus is on programs that:

  • advocate for economic security
  • promote women and girls in leadership
  • foster work and life balance
  • champion health and wellness
  • support women and children at risk

We are interested in efforts that: address the root causes of problems faced by women and girls; result in long-term change for women and girls; challenge systemic barriers faced by women and/or girls; promote the empowerment and leadership of women and girls; demonstrate collaboration among women’s and girls’ organizations; raise consciousness of the status of women or girls or raise awareness of issues of concern to women or girls; and encourage philanthropy by women and girls.

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM EST on Monday, August 17th, 2015.

Learn more and apply on the NH Women's Foundation's website.

NH Women’s Foundation Grants

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2016

The NH Women's Foundation awards grants, typically between $1,000 and $5,000, to NH 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs advocate for economic security, promote women and girls in leadership, foster work and life balance, champion health and wellness, and / or support women and children at risk.

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NobleCause Volunteerism Grant Competition

Deadline: Sunday, December 6, 2015

High schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofits throughout the nation are invited to compete for $1,000,000 through NobleCause, a grant competition mobilizing volunteers to address the greatest challenges facing their communities. Applications can be submitted October 23rd through December 6th, 2015.

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Non-profit Training Resource Fund

Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019
TD Charitable Foundation

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 2019 and will be reviewed monthly. 

Learn more here

Nonprofit Training Resource Fund

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
TD Charitable Foundation

Grants will be awarded to eligible organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance their job performance.



Eligible use of funds:

  • Classes and courses must be pertinent to the job the employee performs.
  • Classes and courses may be one-day classes or part of a certification program.
  • Attendance at a conference is not eligible under the program.
  • Classes and courses should not have been already completed at the time of the application.
  • Classes and courses should be planned to be attended at least 30 days from the grant application submission.

Deadline: Reviewed monthly.
Learn more about the Nonprofit Training Resource Fund.

Northeast Delta Dental Foundation

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation makes grants 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

The deadline for applications is January 31.

Learn more and apply

Open Meadows Foundation Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2016

The Open Meadows Foundation makes one-time grants of up to $2,000 for "projects that promote gender / racial / economic justice" that are "led by and benefit women and girls" to organizations whose budgets are less than $75,000.

Qualifying projects…

  • are designed and implemented by women and girls,
  • reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization,
  • promote building community power, and…
  • have limited financial access.

Learn more and apply on the Open Meadows Foundation website

Open Society Foundations Communities Against Hate Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Open Society Foundations makes grants of $15,000 to $150,000 to "organizations that are well positioned to provide an array of responses to acts of hate."

The deadline for applications is February 15.

Read more and apply

Open Space Institute Community Forest Fund Grants

Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. OSI’s Community Forest Fund awards grants in the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The focus is on projects that integrate community, economic, and conservation goals, such as efforts that create and retain jobs, promote sustainable forestry, conserve land, and increase and deepen community involvement in land stewardship. The Fund awards matching capital grants to support the purchase of conservation easements and fee interest in land. Smaller support grants of under $30,000 are available for planning, transaction, and stewardship activities directly related to community forest projects.

Learn more and apply

Opioid Misuse Prevention, Recovery, and Treatment Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, an affiliate of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, is awarding $40,000 in grants of up to $10,000 to 501(c)(3) nonprofits "who serve New Hampshire residents with evidence-based prevention, treatment, or recovery services to those who suffer from opioid addiction."

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Questions about the grants can be submitted through Wednesday, June 19.
  • Completed submissions are due by 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 10.

More details and the grant application can be found on Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation's website.

Opportunity Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, June 30, 2014
Endowment for Health

Program Goal

The goal of the Opportunity Grants Program is to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people by funding projects that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities.

Grant Uses

Opportunity Grants will be used to support projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/or projects that build and disseminate knowledge. Typically, these projects involve a one-time commitment and are short term (12 months or less). 

Funding Information

There will be two opportunities to submit grant proposals:

  • December 31, 2013 deadline with decisions the following March 31, 2104
  • June 30, 2014 deadline with decisions the following September 30, 2014

Exception: Proposals related to extremely time-sensitive needs and/or opportunities that could not have been foreseen may be accepted and considered off-cycle. We encourage you to contact our staff to discuss an “off-cycle” grant request. 

The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000. The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding. A final report is required at the end of the grant period.

For the Opportunity Grant Guidelines, click here.

To apply, click here.

To access your saved application, click here.

For a copy of the Webinar Slide Deck, click here.

For a copy of the Nov 20th Webinar Video, click here.

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Endowment for Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and / or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people.

 Please note:

  • The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000
  • The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding
  • A final report is required at the end of the grant period

Two funding cycles are available:

  • December 31 submission date with decisions by March 31
  • June 30 submission date with decisions by September 30

Learn more on the Endowment for Health's website.

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Endowment for Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people.

Please note:

  • The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000.
  • The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding.
  • A final report is required at the end of the grant period

Learn more on the Endowment for Health's website.

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016
Endowment for Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people. The next grant submission deadline is July 8th,  Please note:

  • The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000.
  • The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding.
  • A final report is required at the end of the grant period

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Endowment for Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people. There are two grant submission deadlines annually, December 31st and June 30th,  Please note:

  • The grant range is typically between $1,000 and $20,000.
  • The grant term is typically one year or less and one time funding.
  • A final report is required at the end of the grant period

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Friday, December 30, 2016
Endowment for Health

The Endowment for Health's Opportunity Grants program makes grants, typically between $1,00 and $20,000, "to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment's priority areas."

The submission deadline is December 30, with decisions by March 30, 2017.

Learn more and apply

Opportunity Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Endowment for Health

The goal of the Opportunity Grants Program is to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people by funding projects that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities.

Opportunity Grants will be used to support projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/or projects that build and disseminate knowledge. Typically, these projects involve a one-time commitment and are short term (12 months or less). 

Learn more and apply.

Opportunity Grants Program

Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Endowment for Health

The Opportunity Grants program was established to meet community needs and opportunities outside the scope of the Endowment’s priority areas. Opportunity Grants provide a responsive pool of funding for projects (including technical assistance) that address urgent needs and emerging opportunities, innovative projects, and/ or projects that build and disseminate knowledge to improve the health of New Hampshire’s people. Grants generally range between $1,000 and $20,000. 

Learn more and apply

Our Town

Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014
National Endowment for the Arts

Art works to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities. Excellent art is an essential part of building a strong community, as important as land-use, transportation, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety. Artists and community development practitioners across our nation --sometimes one and the same, sometimes working together -- are striving to make places more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. The NEA defines these efforts as Creative Placemaking.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Artswill provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Our Town prioritizes partnerships between arts organizations and government, private, and nonprofit organizations to achieve livability goals for communities.

Our Town offers support for projects in two areas:

  • Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities
  • Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking

Learn more about the Our Town grant program on the National Endowment for the Arts' website.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Grants of up to $50,000 for 1-year projects or $15,000 for conferences / symposia that "benefit, serve, and enhance the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury / disease, their families, and caregivers."

Learn more

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

Patagonia awards grants of $2,500–$15,000 for environmental work done by “small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas".

The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 30.

Read more and apply

People With Disabilities Foundation

Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017

The People With Disabilities Foundation awards grants of between $5,000 and $12,500 to support organizations "providing advocacy, education, vocational, or other services to people with psychiatric and / or developmental disabilities."

The deadline for letters of interest is Monday, November 6.

Learn more and apply

PeopleForBikes Community Grant

Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2017

PeopleForBikes makes grants of up to $10,000 to support "infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride."

 The deadline for applications is July 21.

Learn more and apply

Petco Foundation Animal Welfare Grants

Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2018

The Petco Foundation provides grants to animal welfare organizations performing sheltering and adoptions nationwide. U.S.-based nonprofit animal shelters and foster-based rescue organizations, as well as municipal animal shelters are eligible to apply. For the 2018 funding cycle, applications will be accepted from August 1 through September 28.

Learn more

Presbyterian Hunger Program

Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Presbyterian Mission is accepting letters of inquiry until April 30 for the Presbyterian Hunger Program, which awards grants of up to $20,000 to organizations working to address the root and systemic causes of hunger.

Read more

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities awards grants to “help the staff of cultural institutions, large and small, obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections.”

 Grants, typically for two years, can be up to…

  • $175,000 per year for “preservation field service organizations”, and…
  • $100,000 per year for all other applicants.

The deadline, for projects beginning in January of 2016, is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

Learn more and apply on the National Endowment for the Humanities’ website.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Deadline: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities makes grants of up to $6,000 to "help small and mid-sized institutions […] improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections."

The deadline for applications is May 2.

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Project or Operating Support Grants

Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants of more than $5,000 and up to $20,000 (in regions) or $25,000 (statewide organizations).

GrantSource will begin to accept applications on Monday, January 26th.

Read more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

Public Humanities Projects Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports projects that "bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences."

 There are two types of grants: planning grants of up to $40,000 and implementation grants of between $50,000 and $400,000. The deadline apply is Wednesday, August 10.

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Pulling Together Initiative

Deadline: Wednesday, August 3, 2016
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made approximately $850,000 in grants available for projects that develop new / support existing cooperative weed management areas (CWMAs) or otherwise reduce / eliminate invasive plant species. The pre-proposal deadline is 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, August 3.

Learn more

Quadratec Energize the Environment Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

Quadratec makes one-time grants of $3,500 to "an individual or group currently pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit our environment."

The deadline for applications, which consists of a 1,000–1,600-word essay, is 11:59 PM on October 30.

Learn more and apply

Queen City Rotary Club of Manchester

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019

The Queen City Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 2019 grants to support projects, events, and program that promote and support children in the greater Manchester area.

Learn more and apply

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.

Recycled Percussion Ticket Give Back Program

Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Recycled Percussion is giving community groups an opportunity a chance to make $10 on every ticket they sell to the band's upcoming June 30 show in Manchester. On top of the $10 per ticket, the organization that sells the most ticket will receive an additional $1,000 prize!

You can learn more and sign up to sell tickets by filling out a brief form from Recycled Percussion.

RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants

Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

RedRover makes grants up to $6,000 to domestic violence shelters to "create space to house pets of domestic violence victims on-site with their families where little to no pet housing was previously available."

The deadline for applications October 15.

Learn more and apply

Refuge Friends

Deadline: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, with support from Enbridge, will award grants between $1,500 and $15,000 and peer-to-peer coaching services to wildlife refuge friends groups.

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Research on Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Veterans

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Horses & Humans Foundation

Through investment in rigorous research, the Horses and Humans Research Foundation serves as a catalyst to advance knowledge of horses and their potential impact on the health and wellness of people. With support from the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Programs, the foundation has announced an open call for grant proposals for research projects designed to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities on military veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury.

Learn more and apply.

Resilient Communities Program

Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, in partnership with Wells Fargo, is making grants of $200,000–$500,000 (out of a pool of $1.5 million) to organizations in eastern states working to "restore wetlands, coastal habitats, and other ecosystems to help communities address floods, storm events, and sea level rise.

Suggested project types include:

  • Dune habitat restoration
  • Wetland restoration
  • Bird and wildlife habitat restoration
  • Living shorelines
  • Aquatic migration connection

The deadline for pre-proposals is Thursday, March 30.

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Responsive Grants

Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2019
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

The next Call for Responsive Grant Proposals opens August 1, 2019, at which time New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation will consider requests for: preventing childhood obesity, promoting oral health and reducing food insecurity. Requests for single year, up to $20,000 and multi-year, up to $60,000, will be considered. Letters of inquiry are due August 15.

Learn more

Responsive Grants

Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation

The New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation will consider both single year and multi-year requests in the areas of preventing childhood obesity, promoting oral health and reducing food insecurity.

Online letters of inquiry must be submitted February 1-15, with invitations to submit full applications sent on March 1.

Learn more  

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2017 Culture of Health Prize

Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ten $25,000 cash prizes will be awarded to "outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives." Entire communities (town, city, county, tribe / tribal community, or region) must apply, and applications from individual organizations or initiatives will not be considered.

Learn more

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders Program

Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its Culture of Health Leaders program, a three-year program where a cohort of leaders from a variety of sectors "complete a leadership development curriculum, as well as individual and collaborative projects, that support cultural shifts at the local, state, and national levels."

50 leaders will be selected for the 2017 cohort, and each leader will receive up to $20,000 per year for three years.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 15.

Read more and apply

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas for US Solutions

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for projects that "promote healthy equity and are aligned with [their] Culture of Health Action Framework". Grants will range from $50,000 to $250,000 and the deadline to apply is May 31.

Rock on Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts and Athletics Projects

Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

Founded by brothers Luke and Matt Bonner in 2013, the Rock On Foundation works to increase community-based artistic and athletic opportunities in New Hampshire. In 2019, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 for projects that serve to increase community-based artistic and athletic opportunities in New Hampshire.

The foundation will begin accepting applications on February 1, and applications must be received no later than April 5, 2019.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Rogers Family Foundation

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Rogers Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations providing services within Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley and North Shore and southeastern New Hampshire with grants averaging from $10,000 to $25,000. The Foundation's areas of interest include education, health, religion, social services and the arts. Preference is given to program support.

Learn more and apply

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England Grants

Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations that provide services for children in central and eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations for programs which directly improve the health and well-being of children. 

Learn more and apply

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England Grants

Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations "that are making an immediate, positive impact on children who need it most, addressing critical health needs.

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 17.

Learn more and apply

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England makes grants of up to $25,000 to organizations that provide services for children in central and eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations for programs which directly improve the health and well-being of children. 

Learn more and apply

Root Cause: Social Innovation Forum

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Root Cause

Root Cause believes that social innovation is critical to ensure that our public and private resources are leveraged in the most effective ways to address our nation's social problems. Yet, it is often difficult for emerging innovations to receive the recognition and support they need to develop and spread their impact. Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for innovative nonprofits and social enterprises to gain visibility, expand their networks, and build capacity.

How to Apply

Organization leaders must be nominated or nominate themselves via our online nomination form. Within one business day, the program or organization leader will receive an email with a link to the application and further instructions.

To Learn More: Visit http://rootcause.org/social-innovation-forum 

Attend one of our upcoming information sessions: 

Tuesday, July 23, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 13, 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Root Causes

Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2013

Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards gives $100,000 to one grand-prize winner and $25,000 to two runners up in recognition of "work they do that empowers women and children" in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem.

Nominees must be at least 18 years old and the creator / founder and principal decision maker of a 501(c)(3) orgnaization.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 31.

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Rural Community Development Initiative

Deadline: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

These U.S. Department of Agriculture grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development.

General Eligibility Requirements: Private, nonprofit, and public and tribal intermediary organizations.

Cost Share: 50%

Learn more on grants.gov.

Rural Community Development Initiative Matching Grant

Deadline: Thursday, August 13, 2015

The US Department of Agriculture's Rural Community Development Intiative is now accepting applications for a $50,000–$250,000 matching grant for nonprofits that:

“… provide a program of financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development that will support the community.”

Applicants are “required to provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the RCDI grant.” The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

Learn more and apply on Grants.gov.

RWJF Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health program makes grants of up to $250,000 over two years to "build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health."

The deadline for applications is 3:00 PM on Friday, March 10.

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Santander Bank Charitable Contributions Program

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

The Santander Bank Charitable Contributions Program supports nonprofit organizations in the communities the Bank serves in the northeast U.S.

Focus areas include:

  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI Initiative)

  • Economic and Workforce Development

  • Affordable Housing

  • Financial Education & Inclusion

General grants are competitive and open to eligible nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations. Average grant size is $30,000. Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 and have a one-year term. 

Grant cycle opens January 1

Learn more and apply

Seacoast Half Marathon Beneficiary Application

Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

At the beginning of each year, the Seacoast Half Marathon organizing committee selects a nonprofit beneficiary for that year’s race. Each year’s revenue, after direct race expenses are paid, goes to the beneficiary and to the other nonprofit 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 Seacoast Half Marathon beneficiary application. The due date for submission of the applications is February 1, 2019.

Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle has decided to focus our eighth giving cycle on mental health. In prior years, our focus was on the environment, housing and homelessness, at-risk youth, women's economic security, seniors, substance abuse, and hunger and food insecurity.

Our members and supporters have invested over $300,000 in local community organizations and volunteered countless hours for causes that spark our passions and address the needs of the Seacoast community.

Over the past years, many of you have shared your wisdom with us on a range of topics. Thank you for your guidance, ideas, patience and most of all your personal commitment to improving the quality of life on the Seacoast.

We are now seeking applications from nonprofit organizations for our 2014 gift.

The Seacoast Women's Giving Circle is accepting proposals from organizations providing services that improve the health and well-being of individuals affected by mental illness.

Proposals should address one or more of the following: 

  • Education & Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Recovery Supports
  • Advocacy

Our 2014 grant application form, which explains our process and priorities in more detail, can be downloaded via the link below.

Download Application

The key details are summarized below:

An electronic version of the grant application must be emailed to seacoastwomensgivingcircle@gmail.com by Friday, January 10th.

Eligible nonprofit organizations must provide services in some or all of the following Seacoast towns of NH and Maine: Seabrook, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, New Castle, and Kittery.

Proposals should be based on a projected grant of $30,000, although the amount of the grant varies annually based on the contributions from Giving Circle members.

Singing for Change

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
Singing for Change

Singing for Change was created by Jimmy Buffett in 1995 and initially funded with contributions from his summer concert tour. Since then, SFC has offered competitive grants to progressive, nonprofit organizations working to address the root causes of social or environmental problems. Priority will be given to organizations that keep their overhead low, include community members in planning, and collaborate with other groups to find innovative ways of solving common problems. SFC aims to advance the common good by empowering people to thrive and to strengthen and sustain vibrant, diverse communities.

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more and apply.

Social Change Grants

Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017
NH Women's Foundation

The New Hampshire Women's Foundation is accepting applications for grants of up to $5,000 for "projects that promote opportunity and equality for women and girls in New Hampshire."

Specifically, grants will be awarded for projects that:

  • Advocating for economic security
  • Promoting women and girls in leadership
  • Fostering work and life balance
  • Championing health and wellness
  • Supporting women and children at risk

Guidelines are available on the Women's Foundation website. For more information, email Ellen Koenig, Director of Grantmaking at ellen@nhwomensfoundation.org.

Sports Matter

Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014
DICK's Sporting Goods

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter initiative will raise awareness of the youth sports crisis and match community donations up to $2 million on a new crowdfunding platform to save or start teams facing financial challenges.

Up to 575 applications will be accepted from February 3rd to March 21st from K-12 teams that have been eliminated, are at risk of elimination, or have never been able to form because of financial limitations. Teams must be affiliated with a school, nonprofit or youth sports league, and be able to identify a specific fundraising goal needed for the team to play.

Learn more and apply at www.sportsmatter.com.

Stamping Out Hunger

Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017
HealthcareGIVES

HealthcareGIVES, a giving circle of 190+ medical professionals in the Seacoast area, is accepting letters of inquiry for their 7th annual grant.

This year's grant, which will be a minimum of $25,000, will be given to a nonprofit adressing the problem of hunger in the Seacoast area, in line with the theme of "Stamping Out Hunger".

The deadline for Letters of Inquiry is January 23, 2017.

Learn more and apply

State Giving Program

Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017
Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program makes grants of $25,000–$200,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Their areas of focus are Hunger Relief—"food pantries, backpack programs, and SNAP outreach"—and Community Engagement—"career opportunity, disaster preparedness, education programs, healthcare access, and other human services programs." Applications are accepted beginning on August 7 and ending on August 11 at 11:59 PM CST.

Learn more and apply

SWGC 2018 Grant Application for the Environment

Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018
Seacoast Women's Giving Circle

The Seacoast faces unique and pressing environmental challenges. To address these challenges and build a more resilient community, the Seacoast Women's Giving Circle is accepting proposals for funding the environment. Successful proposals will foster one or more of the following: 

  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Community & Next Generation Engagement
  • Education & Public Awareness
  • Environmental Justice
  • Scalability 

This year, organizations may request a grant of any amount in the range of $5,000 to $30,000. We are accepting applications for both project-based funding and general operating expenses. 

DOWNLOAD GRANT APPLICATION (PDF)

An electronic version of the proposal must be emailed to give.swgc@gmail.com by Friday, January 26, 2018.

If you have any questions please contact: Kirsten Mahoney, SWGC Give Committee Chair.

Systems and Best Practices

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation supports the work of nonprofit organizations to improve, influence and ultimately create healthy communities and age-friendly cities and towns. The Foundation funds activities in Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Purposeful Engagement, and Field and Capacity Building that will:

  • Improve or build systems to support healthy living with an emphasis on the systems that are serving older adults
  • Bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change
  • Scale efforts to address community needs

Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 24, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 20, 2020.

Learn more and apply

Targeted Grant: Violence Prevention

Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015
Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation provides more than $1,000,000 of support in grants to community based organizations working for progress on a specific issue or set of issues facing our communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, within the Eastern Bank footprint. Grants to these organizations are referred to as Targeted Grants. They are intended to support programming that strengthens our communities and enhance the lives of our neighbors in specific and impactful ways.

Over the past few years, we have supported organizations addressing issues related to: Community Healthcare, Homelessness, Workforce Development, and Student Success.

For 2015, our Targeted Grant program will focus on violence prevention.

Eligibility Requirements
The organization:

  • must have a 501(c)(3) designation
  • cannot have an IRS subclassification 509(a)(3)
  • cannot be a private foundation

Award Amounts
These grants range from $10,000 to $50,000, with the majority of the awards granted in the $10,000 to $15,000 range.

Submission Deadline
The grants are reviewed annually. Requests must be submitted by March 1st March 13th*, with notification of the Committee's decision being received by the end of May.

Learn more and apply on Eastern Bank's website.

* The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation's website still indicates a submission deadline of March 1st, but we have heard from the foundation directly that the deadline has been extended.

Temper of the Times Foundation

Deadline: Monday, December 16, 2019

Grants of up to $15,000 for advertising "projects that will lead to measurable outcomes for wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration in the United States."

The deadline for applications is December 15.

Learn more and apply

Temper of the Times Foundation

Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

Grants of up to $15,000 for advertising "projects that will lead to measurable outcomes for wildland ecosystem conservation and restoration in the United States."

The deadline for applications is December 15.

Learn more and apply

Temper of the Times Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Temper of the Times Foundation

The Temper of the Times Foundation promotes the use of standard marketing concepts to increase environmental awareness.

Recognizing that organizations working to protect the environment often have limited access to paid media, the Foundation provides funds to underwrite advertising designed to promote the conservation and restoration of native wildlife, plants, and ecosystems in the United States. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 may be used to fund the production of print, radio, or television ads; to pay for advertising space or airtime; or to produce or distribute pamphlets, books, videos, or press packets.

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The Barker Foundation

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
Barker Foundation Inc.

The Barker Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in NH - with emphasis on Nashua.

Areas of interest include:

  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Health
  • Youth Organizations

For application guidelines, interested applicants should submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Mr. Douglas M. Barker
The Barker Foundation
P.O. Box 328
Nashua, NH 03061

The Clowes Fund

Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019

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

The Conservation Alliance

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Conservation Alliance makes grants of up to $50,000 “to nonprofit organizations working to protect the special wild lands and waters in their backyards.”

To be eligible, nonprofits must be nominated by one of the Conservation Alliance's member companies. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, November 1, with proposals due by Friday, December 1.

Learn more and apply

The Cultural Exchange Fund

Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Association of Performing Arts Presenters

The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the following regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Note: Applicants must be members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Learn more and apply.

The Donley Foundation Supports Nonprofits in the Upper Valley

Deadline: Sunday, September 15, 2019

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.

Read more and apply

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire AMP NH Grant Program

Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

Grants will be made to support novel, entrepreneurial and innovative ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing New Hampshire. Think of it as civic R&D, allowing organizations to develop and test new solutions to community challenges and leverage investment to achieve impact.

Eligibility
In 2015, EFNH AMP NH grant applications are open to tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations, or those operating under a fiscal sponsor, with projects that serve one of the following Foundation regions: Upper Valley, Manchester, and Piscataqua. The EFNH AMP NH Grant Program is a special grants program, so organizations that have applied to other programs at the Foundation (Community Grants, Tillotson, etc.) are still eligible to apply. Previous EFNH applicants and winners are also eligible.

Learn more on the NH Charitable Foundation's website.

The Fuller Foundation

Deadline: Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

The Foundation's geographic focus area is predominately the Boston, MA, area and the immediate seacoast area of New Hampshire. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on June 15.

Learn more and apply

The Fuller Foundation

Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018

The Fuller Foundation makes grants to support organizations working in the areas of wildlife, the arts, and youth at risk.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday, January 15.

Learn more and apply

The Fund for Shared Insight

Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Fund for Shared Insight

The Fund for Shared Insight is a new multiyear collaboration of seven funders that aims to pool financial and other resources to make grants to improve philanthropy. Partners include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the JPB Foundation, Liquidnet, the Rita Allen Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The fund will award grants of one to three years in duration to nonprofit organizations in support of efforts to encourage and incorporate feedback from the people they are seeking to help; understand the connection between feedback and better results; foster more openness between and among foundations and grantees; and share what social sector organizations learn. Nonprofit organizations may apply for grants in three categories: practice, research, and support.

  1. Practice grants will support projects that advance the practice of using feedback loops to hear from those the organization seeks to help.
  2. Research grants will be awarded in support of projects that aim to identify how feedback data may be best collected and whether there may be some perceptual and/or experience data that can serve as leading indicators of change.
  3. Support grants are designed to bolster efforts to increase foundation openness in service of effectiveness.

Individual Requests for Proposals are available for each category.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, grant requests must not be more than 20 percent of the organization's annual budget in any one year, and the organization must have sufficient capacity to execute the proposal and measure results. Priority will be given to organizations that are at least two years old.

In addition to these criteria and other considerations, specific funding criteria for each of the three categories can be found online.

Visit the Shared Insight Fund's website for complete program guidelines, individual RFPs, and application instructions.

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.

Learn more here

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation makes grants to support organizations working in the Mount Washington Valley to support "the ability of people to be responsible for themselves and concerned about one another."

The deadline for applications to be considered at the April meeting of the foundation's board is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31.

Learn more and apply

The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

Deadline: Friday, January 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.

The deadline for applications to be considered at the April meeting of the foundation's board is 5:00 PM on  January 31.

Learn more and apply

The Mary Gale Foundation

Deadline: Monday, September 9, 2019
NH Charitable Foundation

The Mary Gale Foundation makes grants ranging from $4,000 to $100,000 to support "housing, health, and other in-home services for low-income women age 65 and older living in the Greater Manchester area."

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM on Monday, September 9.

Learn more and apply

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2014
NH Charitable Foundation

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund was established with the philosophy of Neil Tillotson in mind: Be humble, be creative and be kind. Fund goals include: strengthening existing institutions, addressing gaps in services to meet basic needs, supporting new and emerging leaders, shaping public policy, preserving natural, cultural and social assets, and leveraging public and private funding.

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund accepts proposals from eligible organizations providing services in Colebrook, Pittsburg, Clarksville, Stewartstown, Dixville Notch and other towns in Coos County as well as bordering communities in Quebec and Vermont. The fund is also interested in applicants that serve these communities as part of a larger regional effort. 

Learn more and apply.

The North Face Explore Fund Grants Programs for Outdoor Adventure

Deadline: Thursday, April 5, 2018

The North Face Explore Fund supports nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are looking to increase participation in the outdoors and work in innovative ways to protect our environment. Grants are made in the following categories: The Enabling New Explorers category focuses on programs that introduce underrepresented communities to outdoor adventures in potentially new and interesting ways. The Protecting Our Environment category focuses on programs that work to protect our ecosystems and our ability to continue to enjoy them. Across both categories, programs with strong outdoor engagement in activities such as skiing, kayaking, backpacking, etc. are preferred. Grants generally range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Learn more and apply

The Role of Healthcare and Insurance in Improving Outcomes in Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment

Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has issued a Request for Proposals designed to stimulate research that will generate new knowledge of the effects of the United States healthcare system structure and the role of insurance on both access to and outcomes of cancer screening, early detection, and treatment services.

Learn more and apply.

The Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation

Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2014
Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation

Founded in 1989, the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation seeks to preserve the natural beauty of the City of Laconia and the Towns of Gilford and Meredith and to improve the quality of life for their residents. The Pardoe family shares a long connection with the Lakes Region and particularly Laconia, where the family has owned a farm for generations. In 1997, 160-acres of that farmland were donated to create the environmental education center known as Prescott Farm.

The Foundation is interested in education, land and resource management, and in supporting initiatives that utilize Prescott Farm, its land, facilities and programming resources.

Learn more and apply.

Travel for Good

Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
Travelocity

Travelocity's Travel for Good program offers the Change Ambassadors Grant to help support Americans who wish to travel to participate in volunteer opportunities.



The program will help fund transportation and other costs of any trip organized by one of Travelocity's volunteer travel provider partners for individuals or groups chosen on the merit of their applications (including financial circumstances) and their ability to meet the grant requirements.

Deadline: Reviewed monthly.

Learn more about Travel for Good.

Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

Deadline: Friday, January 6, 2017
NH Charitable Foundation

The fund supports restoration, protection, and enhancement of the river, wetlands, and shore lands within the Connecticut River watershed upstream of the confluence of the White River and the Connecticut River at White River Junction, VT and West Lebanon, NH.

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Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018
NH Charitable Foundation

The Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund makes grants of all sizes (<$5,000 grants have a shorter application process) to support "restoration, protection, and enhancement of the river, wetlands, and shore lands within the Connecticut River watershed upstream of the confluence of the White River and Connecticut River at White River Junction, VT, and West Lebanon, NH.

The deadline for applications is January 5.

Learn more and apply on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's website

Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund

Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2015
NH Charitable Foundation

For work that will restore, protect, and/or enhance river shore land and wetland resources in the upper Connecticut River watershed, upstream of the White River confluence.

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Visionary Grants

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2016
American Psychological Foundation

The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
  • Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000.

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Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

The Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program awards grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofits within the service area of Walmart stores.

Focus areas include:

  • hunger relief and healthy eating
  • sustainability
  • women's economic empowerment
  • career opportunities

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis February 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

Learn more and apply

Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program

Deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Walmart Foundation's Community Grant Program awards grants of up to $2,500 to nonprofits within the service area of Walmart stores.

Focus areas include:

  • hunger relief and healthy eating
  • sustainability
  • women's economic empowerment
  • career opportunities

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning February 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2016.

Learn more and apply

Water Supply Land Protection Grant Program

Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2014
NH Dept. of Environmental Services

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced today that just over $2.2 million is available this fall for grants to protect drinking water supply lands in the southern I-93 corridor communities of Salem, Windham, Derry, Londonderry and Manchester and in the Lake Massabesic Watershed, which includes portions of Auburn, Hooksett, Candia and Chester.

The money comes from a fund established to offset impacts to wetlands and streams associated with the widening of Interstate 93 between the Massachusetts border in Salem and the I-93/I-293 interchange in Manchester. Through an agreement with the NH Department of Transportation, this grant money is administered by NHDES's Water Supply Land Protection Grant Program.

For this grant round, municipalities and non-profit land trusts may apply for grants to cover up to 50 percent of the value of land or conservation easements critical to the quality of public drinking water supplies. At the 50 percent level, the state portion is twice what it was in previous grant rounds.

Eligibility applications are due November 1, 2014. NHDES will notify eligible applicants by December 1, 2014 and final applications will be due February 2, 2015. Grants will be awarded based on priority ranking and availability of funding.

More information on these grants, including a map of the eligible land and copies of application forms, are available on-line at des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp/land_acqui/ or by contacting Holly Green at (603) 271-3114 or holly.green@des.nh.gov.

Wellborn Ecology Fund

Deadline: Friday, July 22, 2016

The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to increasing environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Foundation’s Upper Valley Region.

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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."

Funding is limited to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Upper Valley region. The deadline for applications is July 23.

Learn more and apply on the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's website

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

Wildlife Conservation Society Nature-Based Climate Change Adaptation Grants

Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017

The Wildlife Conservation Society is making grants of $50,000 to $250,000 to "support the exploration and implementation of new methods designed to help wildlife adapt to rapidly-shifting environmental conditions brought about by climate change."

The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7.

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William P. Wharton Trust

Deadline: Saturday, September 15, 2018

The William P. Wharton Trust makes grants—typically between $2,500 to $15,000—to "support projects that directly promote the conservation, study, and appreciation of nature."

The deadline for "preliminary proposals" is September 15.

Learn more and apply

Workforce & Economic Development Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Lincoln Financial Group

According to the Family Economic Success Report, the earnings gap between more educated workers and those with a high school diploma or less is growing. The number of jobs that do not pay family-sustaining wages or provide health benefits is also increasing.

Lincoln believes that strong and vibrant communities can ensure a high quality of life for individuals and families. The first step toward building these vibrant communities is adult education and job skills training, which is why we support organizations that provide these critical programs.

Through our focus on workforce and economic development, we hope to build up and sustain the local economies in our major business locations, thereby raising the quality of life in those areas.

Grant Guidelines

The Lincoln Financial Foundation welcomes grant applications from organizations that meet our geographic, strategic focus and eligibility guidelines. Local Charitable Contribution Committees meet and review grant applications.

As you consider submitting a grant proposal, please review the following basic qualifying factors:

  • Only nonprofit organizations that have a 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service are eligible to apply for funding.
  • The Lincoln Foundation focuses its contributions in four priority areas: Arts, Education, Human Services and Workforce/Economic Development.
  • The Lincoln Foundation supports only those organizations that respect and encourage diversity and adhere to nondiscriminatory practices. Women and ethnic minorities should be adequately represented on an applicant organization's board of directors.
  • Support will be considered for programs conducted only in the communities where the corporation has a significant business presence and employee base.
  • Qualified organizations are eligible for one grant per calendar year.

Restrictions

In general, the Lincoln Foundation will not award grants to:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations (i.e., churches, temples, synagogues)
  • Public or private elementary or secondary schools or school foundations
  • Hospitals or hospital foundations
  • Fraternal or political organizations
  • General operating support
  • Capital (bricks and mortar) funding
  • Endowments
  • Sporting organizations, sporting events, or national walks
  • Organizations that regrant the funds to other nonprofit organization
  • Health Organizations

How Grants are Awarded

Our Charitable Contribution Committees award grants in our primary locations according to our funding priorities. Applications are reviewed by the local contribution committees within three to four months after the cycle deadline. Notification will be given soon after decisions are rendered.

Economic and Workforce Development grants support adult education, job skills training and opportunities to enhance the workforce with the overarching intent of economic development for the area.

  • Economic development programs promote job creation and a trained workforce for in-demand occupations.
  • Economic development programs provide opportunities to create and grow local businesses.
  • Adult programs provide advancement through GED, financial literacy, English as a second language, entrepreneurial thinking and skills to lead a productive life.

Read more on Lincoln Financial Group's website.

World of Children Awards

Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2017

The World of Children Award program recognizes "individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and around the globe." Award recipients receive grants of at least $25,000 or $50,000, depending on the award.

Below are descriptions and minimum grant awards for each of the six award categories:

  • Protection Award
    Recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children so that they can live free from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery, and sexual imposition). The minimum grant award is $50,000.
  • Education Award
    Recognizes individuals making substantial contributions to children in the educational arena. This includes individuals who have made and are making education available to severely underserved populations, those who innovate new and effective methods of learning and teaching, and those whose work creates educational opportunity for children who are challenged or disenfranchised. The minimum grant award is $50,000.
  • Humanitarian Award
    Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services, education, or humanitarian services. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to children’s opportunities to be safe, to learn, and to grow; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; and have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.
  • Health Award
    Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to the improved health of children; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; must have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing, which can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.
  • Youth Award
    Recognizes youth who are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Nominees must be under the age of 21 by the nomination submission deadline; have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds; and have been doing this work for a minimum of three years by the nomination submission deadline. The minimum grant award is $25,000.
  • Alumni Award
    Recognizes past honorees whose work on behalf of children has excelled and awards them additional funds to further that work. Nominees must have previously received a World of Children Award.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM at April 1.

Read more and apply.

Youth Suicide Prevention Grant

Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016
Exeter Hospital

Exeter Hospital is committed to leveraging its Community Impact Program to substantially impact the risk of youth suicide in the greater Seacoast area of New Hampshire.

In October 2016, Exeter Hospital launched a four-year, $200,000 annual grant cycle. Grants will be awarded to organizations that address the root causes of youth suicide, including substance misuse, teen depression, social isolation, abuse, bullying, lack of awareness, and the communication and engagement barriers associated with the stigma of each of those issues within Rockingham County.

Learn more and apply

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