Grant Programs

Grassroots Fund Seed & Grow grants are designed for groups that:

  • are doing community-based environmental work in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI or VT;
  • are volunteer-driven or have no more than 2 full-time paid staff (or equivalents);
  • have an annual operating budget under $100,000;

Please note that Grassroots Fund does not fund statewide, regional, national or international work. Our focus is on community-based, local initiatives. Grassroots funds can not be used for retroactive expenses, lobbying purposes, micro-grant programs or large capital acquisitions.

Watch a webinar on Grassroots Fund grant programs and how to apply here!

SEED Grants

Quick project-focused grants dedicated to help volunteer groups launch and build their newly evolving project(s).

Deadline: Apply anytime
(expect a decision in 4 to 6 weeks)

Grant range: $250 – $1,000

Apply for a Seed grant if your group:

  • is launching a new or recently evolving community-based project;
  • expenses are for materials, outreach and/or other project expenses;
  • project costs are generally less than $10,000;
  • needs a quick decision;
  • submitted its last successful Seed application no less than 1 year ago.

Start application

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Grant Report Form

GROW grants

Competitive group development grants dedicated to help established groups increase capacity, collaborate, and leverage impact.

Deadlines: March 15 & September 15
(expect decisions early June & December)

Grant range: $1,000 – $3,500

Apply for a Grow grant if your group:

  • needs help deepening and expanding the community project;
  • expenses include general operating, stipends, capacity building, program development, expert assistance, etc.
  • has been active for more than 1 year;
  • submitted its last successful Grow application no less than 1 year ago.

Start application

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Grant Report Form 

Harvest Grants

Capacity Building grants for groups working at the regional level to foster collaboration, innovation, and thought-leadership.

Deadline: The application is invitation-only. If you feel that your group is eligible to apply, you may contact us directly at [email protected] or 603-905-9915.

Grant range: up to $5,000

Stay tune for upcoming information on the specific focus of the Harvest program.


Learn more

Grant Report Form