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Grants to New Hampshire K-12 Educators to Enhance the Quality of Public School Education


Geographic Focus

USA: New Hampshire: SAU #50 and #52 (Portsmouth, Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and Rye)

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The Clipper Foundation Grant

The Clipper Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #142250

Grant Description

Grants to New Hampshire K-12 educators in eligible locations to enhance the quality of public school education. Funding is intended to support creative programming, new teaching practices, and the achievement of educational excellence. The Foundation is soliciting proposals from Educators in SAU #50 and #52 (Portsmouth, Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and Rye).

The Clipper Foundation aims to support curriculum enhancements, innovative programming, and partnerships within the local community that will foster excellence in local public schools. In many ways, a grant from The Clipper Foundation can be viewed as seed money for public education “research and development”.

Today The Clipper Foundation is a community-wide partnership whose mission is to enhance the quality of public education within the K-12 public schools in the Seacoast area by:

  • Funding innovative initiatives that fall outside the school budget
  • Working collaboratively with school districts to achieve their vision
  • Building community-wide support for the benefit of local schools

The Foundation has identified the following priorities for evaluating grant proposals. Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Create programs that are innovative and connect to the curriculum
  • Explore new teaching practices
  • Include experiential, cross-disciplinary, or multi-grade learning experiences
  • Build community connections
  • Enable clear and demonstrable growth in student learning
  • Achieve goals that are aligned with SAU 50 and 52
  • Create programs that have the potential to be replicated and benefit the school or district rather than a single classroom

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Clipper Foundation is actively soliciting grant proposals from Educators in SAU #50 and #52 (Portsmouth, Greenland, New Castle, Newington and Rye).

The Clipper Foundation is unable to fund programs that should otherwise be funded by school budgets.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is January 22, 2023. All applicants will be notified of decisions on February 24, 2023.

Grant Process Timeline:
- Sept 2022 Request for Proposal Available
- October- December 2022: Individual office hours with CF board members available to assist in grant development
- January 22, 2023 Grant Submission Deadline – PDF format
- February 24, 2023 Grant applicants notified of funding decisions
- Early Spring 2023 Grant Award Ceremony

All applicants are required to obtain approval from the principal of their school as part of the application submission.

Application Information:

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant applications of any size will be considered. The average grant awarded is between $1,000-$4,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant proceeds must be used during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Contact Information:

Submit completed applications to

Please reach out to Nicole, the Grant Committee Chair, with questions or to schedule a meeting. She can be reached at:

The Clipper Foundation
P.O. Box 1577
Portsmouth, NH 03802-1577

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