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 2018 grants.

  • Application deadline

    Please check back for 2019 application deadline.

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

Carefully review the information above. If you have additional questions about this grant program, please contact Deborah Schachter at 603‐225‐6641 ext 259 or deborah.schachter@nhcf.org.

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete the online application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, September 7, 2018.

Use this template to prepare questions for the application.

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your project is funded, you will be notified in approximately eight weeks with funding to follow in January 2019.

Step 5

Publicize your grant.

If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please credit support as coming from the Mary Gale Foundation.

Step 6

Report.

For grantees who received MGF award in 2017, you are required to complete a final report by logging into GrantSource, and uploading your final grant report form under the “My Reports” section of your dashboard.

If your organization is submitting a new grant application before the conclusion of your 2018 MGF grant (and the submission of your final report), you must submit an interim report to be considered for new funding. Log into GrantSource and submit your interim report via the online portal by selecting “Create Progress Report” under the “My Reports” section of your dashboard.

Log into GrantSource to submit final reports on 2018 grants via the online portal.

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