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 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, 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 2017 grants.

  • Application deadline

    Please check back for 2018 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

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

If you have previously applied for grants from the Foundation through GrantSource, please log in with the email from your previous account, and click the “forgot password” feature to initially log in and then change your password. Then make any necessary updates to your profile. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete the online application.

The online application includes these components.

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your project is funded, you will be notified in approximately eight weeks.

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


At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.

If you applied prior to June 1, 2017, please use this final grant report form.

Applications submitted after June 1, 2017 will receive notification about their grant report from GrantSource.

If a new grant application is being submitted before the conclusion of any prior grant (and the submission of a final report), applicants must submit a progress report to be considered for new funding.

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