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Nordson Grant - New Hampshire

Grants to New Hampshire and Massachusetts Nonprofits
to Address Community Needs in Eligible Areas

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Nordson Corporation Foundation

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Grants to New Hampshire and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations in eligible cities to address local community needs. Program areas include education, human welfare, arts and culture, and civic enhancement. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents. Eligible applicants are located in New Hampshire Cities of Salem, Nashua, and Manchester; and Massachusetts cities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut, Tewksbury, Haverhill, and Lawrence.

Nordson Foundation Goals

The goals of the Nordson Corporation Foundation are to ensure that:

  • All children have access to and receive quality educational experiences from early childhood  
  • All individuals have the opportunity to be self-sufficient members of society 
  • There is a continuum of quality educational opportunities 
  • Communities in the service area are strengthened by the organizations funded by the Foundation, whether their focus is education, human welfare, civic or arts and culture

Nordson Foundation Funding Strategy

Through its grant-making, the Foundation supports organizations that directly or indirectly seek to maximize success before, during and beyond the traditional classroom years. Grants will be reviewed and considered on the basis of their enrichment to the communities where Nordson employees live and work. 


  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Maximizing Student Success
  • Access to quality educational opportunities
  • Innovative programs
  • Partnerships/collaborations with school districts
  • Funding gaps not covered by public monies
  • Augmenting core curriculum
  • Exposure to programs that expand on traditional education
  • Workforce Preparation
  • Initial preparation for the world of work
  • Retraining for the new job market
  • Strengthening our communities

Human Welfare:

  • Promote prevention and lifestyle maintenance programs and activities
  • Promote crisis intervention
  • Promote life transition opportunities
  • Promote systemic change

Arts and Culture:

  • Actively seek to broaden the audience bases in Nordson communities
  • Support the visual and performing arts
  • Provide educational enrichment for students
  • Motivation for at-risk youth
  • Provide access to the arts for special needs audience
  • Promote greater understanding among people via the arts


  • Work to improve the physical or economic environment
  • Provide cultural or historical preservation
  • Strive to inform citizens and increase their participation in community improvement

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185070

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Nordson Corporation Foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations, as defined in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, based in geographic areas where Nordson facilities and employees are located.

Nordson Corporation Foundation does not fund:
- Organizations whose services are not provided within the Foundation's geographic areas of interest
- Direct grants or scholarships to individuals
- Organizations not eligible for tax-deductible support
- Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Organizations which discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion
- Health/Medical
- Loans
- Endowments
- Membership Drives
- Travel

Pre-Application Information:

The grant deadline is May 15.

You must apply using the online application.

The directors meet four times a year -- usually in February, April, July and October -- to allocate funds.

Contact Information:

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

Eligibility Quiz and Online Application Portal:

Lorie Mendoza, Community Relations Manager
Vention Medical
29 Northwestern Drive
Salem, New Hampshire 03079
(401) 431-7014

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Lowell, Chelmsford, Billerica, Dracut, Tewksbury, Haverhill, and Lawrence;   New Hampshire: Salem, Nashua, and Manchester

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