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Wellborn Ecology Fund (WEF)

Grants to New Hampshire and Vermont Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Ecological Education Projects in the Upper Valley Region

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/22/19 5:00 PM Eastern time


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Grants of up to $5,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and schools for short term projects to promote ecological and environmental education in the Upper Valley region. Supporting place-based, high-quality education for school-aged youth, with an emphasis on K-8 education in underserved New Hampshire school districts, such as Claremont, Mascoma, and Newport is the key objective.

Funding is intended for specific, discrete, short-term projects that address the key objective by implementing one or more of the "Strategies to meet the Key Objective". These may include planning and design, start-up for new or expanded initiatives, equipment or supplies for new or existing programs and implementing successful practices etc.

Strategies to Meet the Key Objective:
- Starting or enhancing place-based, experientially-oriented, ecology-education programs in schools by supporting teachers, schools, school districts, and the nonprofit organizations that work with them.
- Supporting teachers to participate in professional development programs that specialize in place-based ecology education.
- Enhancing hands-on, nature-based outdoor learning approaches that are tied to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.
- Improving, enhancing or creating access to natural areas within walking distance of schools, and helping to integrate learning opportunities in those natural areas with school curriculum.
- Providing opportunities for youth to have nature-immersion experiences in school programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants will not be made but a discussion regarding potential future funding is possible.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a school, municipality or other subdivision of government. Organizations that do not have public charity status may apply for grants if another public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor.

Funding is limited to the Foundation’s Upper Valley Region.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Monday, July 22, 2019, at 5:00 PM Eastern time.

GrantSource will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2019.

Final grant decisions are expected 4 weeks after the due date.

Matching funds are not required but securing other resources: cash, other grants, in-kind services, and volunteer effort etc. makes the application stronger.

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

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If you are a school or government entity, new to GrantSource, or if you need assistance, please contact:
Wendy Cahill
Senior Community Grants Associate
603-225-6641 ext. 21249

Traci Fowler
Senior Program Officer, Upper Valley Region
603-225-6641 ext. 243

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire;   Vermont