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Lyme Foundation Grant

Grants to Lyme, New Hampshire Nonprofits
to Improve the Local Quality of Life

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Foundation / Corporation

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Lyme Foundation

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Grants to Lyme, New Hampshire nonprofit organizations for activities that will improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding areas include education, arts, community development, public affairs, environmental quality, historic resources, recreation, and social services.

Over the past few years, the Lyme Foundation has supported renovation projects for some of Lyme's most important historical buildings, including the Lyme School, the Lyme Baptist Church, and the Lyme Congregational Church. The Foundation has funded projects both large and small that make a difference in the community.

Funding priority goes to requests in which a small amount of grant money will likely produce significant results. The following criteria will be considered:

-Well-planned approach that serves specific Lyme needs and resources;
-Encourages and supports volunteerism;
-Benefits a broad constituency within the Town;
-Seeds innovative new programs, opportunities, and services in the Lyme Community;
-Acknowledges and provides financial and philosophical support for initiatives of public interest;
-Seeks partnerships with other granting and not for profit organizations (for requests over $5,000);
-Committed leadership and individual involvement to implement the proposal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178789

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within a year of the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from non-profit organizations with an interest in improving the quality of life in Lyme, New Hampshire. The applicant must provide evidence of the organization’s nonprofit status such as a 501(c)(3) form from the IRS, or other supporting documentation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications deadlines for 2018 are as follows:

- Saturday, January 20 (deadline extended by one week)
- Saturday, April 21
- Saturday, July 14
- Saturday, September 15

In most cases, decision on grant applications will be made by the following month (e.g., if you submit a grant application by January 20, 2018, a decision will be made by the end of February 2018).

Please note: Grant requests over $5,000 need to show other requests or partnerships with other granting or not-for-profit organizations.

Applicants may be contacted and invited to meet with the Grants Committee and/or full Board during the evaluation process. The applicant will be notified following the Board’s quarterly meeting, and specific arrangements will be made for the disbursement of funds.

More information about Foundation priorities may be found here:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be emailed to:

Or, mail to:

The Lyme Foundation
P.O. Box 292
Lyme, NH 03768

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire: Lyme