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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 2018 grants.

  • Application deadline

    Monday, July 27, 2020, 5:00 pm Eastern time
    GrantSource will begin accepting applications on June 22, 2020

    The previously published deadline of Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern has been extended to Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Application and grant process

Step 1

Step 2

Create an organization profile in GrantSource. 

Visit GrantSource and create your organization profile by clicking on the “Register here” button.

Step 3

Complete the online application.

GrantSource will begin accepting applications on June 22, 2020.

Answer the questions in GrantSource (these questions are also listed in the instructions for grant applications). Submit the application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Being that this grant opportunity is intended for school-based programs/projects, we wanted to give applicants enough time to confirm their school district’s plan for the school-year prior to developing a program/project proposal.

Step 4

Receive funding.

If your application is funded, you will be notified by August 12, 2020.

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


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


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Traci Fowler
  • Traci Fowler
  • Senior Program Officer, Upper Valley Region



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