Wellborn Ecology Fund

The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to increasing environmental and ecological science knowledge in the  Upper Valley. Since 2013, the Foundation has been focusing Wellborn resources to increase access to high-quality place-based ecology education in schools, with particular emphasis on K-8 education in underserved New Hampshire school districts, such as Claremont, Mascoma and Newport.

  • Geographic focus

    Funding limited to the Foundation’s Upper Valley Region. See a map of eligible towns.

  • Eligibility

    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.

  • Grant amount

    Up to $5,000

  • Recent grants

    See a complete list of 2015 grants.

  • Application deadline

    Monday, July 21, 2017, 5:00 pm Eastern time

Application and grant process

Step 1

Step 2

Complete the application.

Complete the application form and the project budget, and provide a current operating budget.

Step 3

Submit the application.

Attach the application, project budget and operating budget to one email. If possible, combine all the documents into a single PDF and send in ONE email to Kevin Peterson at kevin.peterson@nhcf.org. The subject of your email must contain “WELLBORN” and the name of your organization.

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your application is funded, you will be notified within three weeks.

Step 5

Publicize your grant.

If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.

Step 6


At the end of your funding period, complete the Wellborn Grant Report and submit it to grantsinfo@nhcf.org. In the subject line please write “Wellborn Grant Report” followed by your organization’s name and grant number.

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Kevin Peterson
  • Kevin Peterson
  • Senior Program Officer, Upper Valley Region