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Wellborn Ecology Fund- School-based Project Grants

The Wellborn Ecology Fund is dedicated to using “the power of place” to increase environmental and ecological science knowledge in the Upper Valley. Since 2013, the Foundation has been focusing Wellborn resources to increase access to place-based ecology education for children and youth, with particular emphasis on K-12 and early childhood education centers in underserved communities.

  • 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 public 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

    On a case-by-case basis, larger amounts may be considered. If you are contemplating a project proposal for an amount greater than $5,000, a pre-application consultation is required. Please contact Traci Fowler, Director of Behavioral Health Grantmaking at Genpv.Sbjyre@aups.bet.

  • Recent grants

    See a complete list of 2022 grants.

  • Application deadline

    Deadline: Rolling through December 15, 2023

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants can anticipate a response within 3 weeks of submitting their application.

Application and grant process

Step 1

Read the instructions for grant applications document.

Before applying, please learn about the priorities of this grant program by reading the instructions for grant applications document.

Step 2

Create an organization profile in GrantSource. 

If you have previously applied for grants from the Foundation through GrantSource, please log in with the email and password associated with your account. You may need to update your organizational profile. If you’ve forgotten your password, click the “forgot password” feature to initially log in and then follow the prompts to change your password.

If you are a new applicant, visit GrantSource and create your organization profile by clicking on the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete the online application. 

Answer the questions in GrantSource (these questions are also listed in the instructions for grant applications).

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your application is funded, you will be notified.

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 for information on how to publicize your grant.

Step 6


Please log in to GrantSource and submit your final grant report via the online portal.


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Traci Fowler
  • Traci Fowler
  • Director of Behavioral Health