Grants for Mentoring Programs in New Hampshire
Grants for Mentoring Programs in New Hampshire
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William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
New Hampshire Women’s Foundation
Women and Girls of Color Fund
The Women and Girls of Color Fund aims to reverse the historic and persistent underinvestment in women and girls of color. The Fund augments our existing grantmaking and will provide low-barrier, faster turnaround grants to projects led by and serving women and girls of color in New Hampshire.
Nationally, only 1.9% of philanthropic dollars go to organizations serving women and girls, and organizations serving women and girls of color receive just .5% of all foundation giving — that’s half a penny per dollar.
Women and girls of color in New Hampshire are thought leaders and problem-solvers, identifying community challenges and helping to design community-based solutions to local needs informed by their life experience. But they are still significantly under-resourced.
Equity and justice are part of New Hampshire Women’s Foundation’s core values, and we believe gender equity is inseparable from racial equity.
How does this program work?
While organizations serving women and girls of color can always apply to any and all of our grantmaking programs, including our annual community grants program, the Women and Girls of Color Fund will provide smaller, quarterly grants to quickly jumpstart new ideas and solutions.
How will the program work?
Eligible organizations may apply for up to $2,000 to support projects which boost the ability of women and girls of color to build and strengthen community. Additional funds may be available on a case-by-case basis. This funding is intended to serve as seed funding to establish or support projects which enhance racial justice and equity. Women and girls of color must have a significant role in planning and implementing the projects for which funding is sought, not simply serve as recipients of services. Types of projects may include peer support and mentoring, experiential learning projects, advocacy work, education initiatives and art projects related to racial equity, to name just a few.
Quarterly Application Cycle
Applications will be short and straight-forward and accepted quarterly. A conversation with the Director of Grantmaking prior to the application submission will ensure that we understand the project and applicant group well.
Applications will be reviewed by a core group of reviewers, all with lived experience with racial disparity. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application within 4–6 weeks after submission, with funding to follow soon after. Eligible organizations may apply for up to two grants per year (once every 6 months) until funds are exhausted.
The Donley Foundation is a private grant-making foundation created in 1987 through the generosity of Edward and Inez Donley.Its 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 supports programs and organizations that give under-served people the educational skills and resources they need to achieve their potential.Examples are libraries, early childhood education, non-traditional post-secondary education, adult literacy, teacher training and support, enhancements for disadvantaged children (such as tutoring, mentoring, and enriched after school opportunities), and programs that help close the achievement gap between different populations. Our Mission The Donley Foundation provides grants to charitable organizations exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, to promote public welfare.How We Fulfill Our Mission Grants are made to a wide range of charitable organizations, including those that promote self-sufficiency and achievement by providing educational skills and resources that help young people and families reach their potential.
New Hampshire Department of Education
NOTE: Eligible applicants for 21st CCLC funds must be a collaboration between a LEA and one or more CBO, FBO, or other public or private entities and must primarily serve students (K-12 grade) who attend schools with a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant and is required to partner with an eligible school(s). Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to non-profit agencies, city, or county government agencies, FBOs, and institutions of higher education.
New Hampshire Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Grant
The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is a federal program funded under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
This federal funding stream focuses on out of school time programming for expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending high poverty schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, programs may provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program.
The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. Families of 21st CCLC youth participants also have access to educational development opportunities through the program. Centers can be located in elementary, middle or secondary schools or similarly accessible facilities. They provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (e.g., hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.
Authorized under Title IV B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the specific purposes of the law are to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly those who attend low-performing schools, meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects like reading and mathematics.
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
- Offer families of students served by community learning centers, opportunities for literacy education and related educational development.
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) is a Division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Our enabling legislation charges us to ensure that the arts play a significant role in the welfare of people in the Granite State. Our mission is to promote the arts to protect and enrich New Hampshire’s unique quality of life.
The State Arts Council provides a wide variety of services, competitive grants, and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, schools, health care facilities and to individual artists, helping to ensure that the arts thrive in New Hampshire and are accessible to all. Funding for our grants and services is provided by the New Hampshire Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Youth Arts Project Grants
Youth Arts Project Grants fund high-quality arts and cultural programs that encourage creativity, develop new arts skills and foster success for young people. Recognizing that opportunities to experience and engage in the arts, such as music, dance, theater, visual arts, crafts, photography and creative writing, may be limited in classrooms, this grant provides funding for artists to work directly with young people. The overall goal of this grant category is to afford all young people opportunities to engage in the arts so that they can develop creative problem solving skills, positive forms of personal expression, and become more engaged in their communities through the art.
Projects in this category are required to:
- Clearly articulate your plan for making the program accessible for youth of all abilities and underserved populations.
- Identify core participants, consult with special education professionals if applicable, and develop accommodations as needed.
- Compensate artists at a professional level.
- Describe how the program is responsive to the academic and cultural needs of the youth being served. For example, the program may:
- Provide experiences in diverse artistic disciplines
- Reflect the racial, cultural, and aesthetic background of the youth population
- Broaden access to artistic disciplines from diverse cultural traditions
- Be designed with input from the youth being served.
- Female identifying teens meet weekly for an afterschool creative writing club led by a local poet who encourages self-expression, tackling difficult issues, public speaking, and community engagement. The nonprofit that offers the writing club works with the school district to make the opportunity available to the students for academic credit as an Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO).
- A nonprofit string ensemble offers individual and group lessons in string instruments to an entire school district during the school day and afterschool.
- A Creative Youth Development organization works with guidance counselors to identify at risk teens to participate in an afterschool program led by professional artists in dance, theatre, and design. Participants devise their own unique and innovative theatre and dance productions while engaging in group mentoring and leadership development.
- A weekly afterschool African dance program allows new American and refugee students the opportunity to learn and perform dances which reflect their aesthetic cultural traditions.
- A teen center partners with city leadership to design and create a mural based on the cultural diversity of the community.
- A summer camp for youth in a rural community invites musicians and theatre professionals from across the state to work with campers for in-depth learning.
Foundation for Seacoast Health
Terry Morton Award for At-Risk Youth
As a founder of the Foundation for Seacoast Health, Terry Morton was passionate about serving the needs and wellbeing of seacoast area youth. He understood the value of building resiliency in teens and the importance of supportive adults and mentors in their lives. Terry was dedicated to providing all young people with opportunities to reach their full potential and to enter early adulthood with the skills, self-esteem, and confidence they need to make sound decisions and healthy life choices.
The Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that are dedicated to support the mental health needs of seacoast youth. They are seeking to fund services or programs that specifically focus on increasing and improving access to mental health support and services for at-risk youth throughout the seacoast. At-risk youth may be defined as those who have experienced physical or emotional trauma, those who face barriers to access or those who are otherwise marginalized due to inequities (socioeconomic, race, cultural, gender, disability, others).
The maximum request is $25,000 to fund mental health support services for young people aged 12-17 years old. Organizations are encouraged to apply for new or existing programs however, program sustainability will be taken into consideration as this award is typically a one-year grant.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
The Richard E. & Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
We are dedicated to uplifting communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area through strong, innovative partnerships.
We are dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations primarily located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This includes a focus on helping youth secure a promising future, especially through early childhood education, mentoring and youth leadership programs. Equally important are organizations that help offer relief from hunger and homelessness; provide prospects for people to lead healthy lives; and create gainful employment opportunities for vulnerable youth and adults.
Each year the Foundation awards approximately 150 grants totaling $1.8 million across two program areas:
The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation believes that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education regardless of background. Our strategy strives to uplift the children of Washington, D.C. by investing in partners that support and develop the birth to five continuum.
Early Childhood Development
The ages from birth to five play a crucial role in a child’s life, especially those children from homes of underserved areas. Studies show that a child’s brain development from birth to three years old is the foundation for all future learning. We look for partnerships that provide children from birth to three the emotional, behavioral, and educational support they need to be ready for Pre-K and beyond. In addition the quality of education children receive as three and four year olds plays a significant role in their later academic success. By supporting high quality Pre-K programs, we believe the achievement gap between low income children and more affluent children can be closed.
The Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation believes that the fulfillment of basic individual needs is an essential part of achieving a strong and sustainable community. To lead a healthy and productive life, individuals need continual access to adequate food, a safe and secure home, and the dignity of productive employment. We focus on partnerships that uplift communities and strengthen the individual members by ensuring food security for vulnerable populations and developing a workforce that can support the community.
Gainful Employment Opportunities
We believe that employment provides more than just financial benefits; it connects the individual to the community and builds self-esteem. While most everyone wants a job, it can be hard for those with limited or out-dated skills and those reintegrating to the community to find a stable job. Our partners provide the job training and employment counseling that help individuals prepare for the job market and find opportunities at livable wages. With the Marriott family’s long history in the hospitality industry, we have a special focus on programs with the hospitality and technology industries where diverse people can succeed along many paths.
Funding Request Range
Grants from the Foundation typically support general operations. First-time requests are advised to be in the $5,000-$10,000 range.
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