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The Mary Gale Foundation

The Mary Gale Foundation (“MGF”) is a private, grantmaking foundation that supports housing, health and other in-home services and programs for low-income women age 65 and older living in the Greater Manchester area. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation accepts applications on behalf of the MGF, which has established a donor advised fund with the Foundation to support its grantmaking. This grantmaking program is open to nonprofit organizations.

If you are looking for funds to meet emergency or safety needs of an individual low-income senior woman, the Mary Gale Flex Fund, a project funded by the Mary Gale Foundation and administered by Easter Seals, may be of help. Contact them at MaryGaleFlexFund@eastersealsnh.org or 603-621-3485.

  • Geographic focus

    Funding is limited to organizations providing services in the greater Manchester area (Manchester, Bedford, Goffstown, Hooksett, Londonderry, Litchfield, Candia and Auburn).

  • Eligibility

    Must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a 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

    Amount of available grant support varies based on the proposal.

    Grants in recent years have ranged from $4,000 to over $100,000.

  • Types of projects funded

    Grants are generally targeted to programs, organizations and projects benefiting aged and needy women in Greater Manchester, with an emphasis on housing and in-home services, including transportation, deliveries, in-home nursing care, home visits, and other supports that help enable women 65 and older to remain in their own homes.

  • Recent grants

    See a complete list of 2021 grants.

  • Application deadline

    We are not accepting new applicants at this time. Current grantees have received email notice as to how they may request renewal grants for 2023.

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

We are not accepting new applicants at this time. Current grantees have received email notice as to how they may request renewal grants for 2023. If you have any questions, contact Deborah Schachter at ds@nhcf.org.

Step 2

Follow the application steps outlined in the email.

Current grantees have received email notice as to how they may request renewal grants for 2023. If you have any questions about requirements, contact Deborah Schachter at ds@nhcf.org.

Step 2

Report.

If your organization has been invited to request a renewal grant in 2022, please log into GrantSource and submit an interim report on your 2021 grant, by selecting “Create Progress Report” under the “My Reports” section of your dashboard. Also, if there are any final reports due on any prior completed grant your organization may have been awarded in 2020 or 2021, please make sure that these reports have also been submitted in the portal.

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Deborah Schachter
  • Deborah Schachter
  • Policy Advisor and Senior Program Officer, Capital Region