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The Fuller Foundation Grant

Grants to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine Nonprofits in
Eligible Regions for Youth at Risk, the Arts, and Wildlife Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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GMA Foundations - The Fuller Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/20 Receipt - Midnight

Description:

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Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $7,500 to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine nonprofits in eligible regions for programs and projects in the focus areas of arts, youth at risk, and wildlife protection. For the arts and youth at risk categories, programs must be located in the Boston area (inside 128) or the immediate Seacoast area of New Hampshire. For the wildlife category, grant seekers must have an office or chapter in the state of Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.

The Fuller Foundation's focus areas include the following Areas of Interest:

The Arts:

- Programs that provide access to art, and art education, to traditionally underserved communities
- Efforts that beautify and inspire communities, including local arts festivals
- Programs involving symphony, opera, or theater

Wildlife:

- Species Protection: Programs that protect endangered species, the environment and habitat necessary for species survival, and programs that educate the public about their plight
- Animals Helping People: Horses, dogs, monkeys, and certain wildlife species interactions that better human lives
- Animal Shelters and Hospitals: Support for programs serving both wild and domestic animals

Youth at Risk:

The Foundation funds programs that help children and teens reach their potential and lead productive lives. There is an emphasis on serving lower-income youth between the ages of 6 and 18, with service to a minimum of 25 participants. The Foundation favors programs that are year-round, or to summer programs which re-enforce values and skills that are learned during the school year.

- Peer leadership, outdoor adventure education
- Alternative educational experiences
- Educational programs to prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse

For additional information on each of these focus areas, see:

- Arts: http://fullerfoundation.org/focus-areas/arts/
- Wildlife: http://fullerfoundation.org/focus-areas/wildlife/
- Youth at Risk: http://fullerfoundation.org/focus-areas/youth/

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to request support for projects that incorporate elements of multiple focus areas. The Foundation favors program support over support for general operations. Preference is given to proposals with program budgets of $250,000 to $500,000 or under.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178111

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typical Grant Range: $5,000 to $7,500

Term of Contract:

Multiple-year grants are not awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All entities must be qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization under IRS regulations.

For Arts and Youth categories, support is restricted to programs operating in the immediate Seacoast area of New Hampshire and in towns and cities within Route 128 of Massachusetts.

For the Wildlife category: Grant seekers must have an office or chapter in the state of Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts. The Foundation may consider a geographical exception in the case of endangered and at-risk wildlife entities for programs located in the continental United States, but these requests are accepted by invitation only.

Exclusions:

- Multiple-year grants
- Grants to individuals
- Capital grants, unless, in the Trustees’ opinion, a gift will have significant impact

Pre-Application Information:

Application Windows:

- For consideration at the May meeting, application materials are accepted December 1 - Midnight on January 15th.
- For consideration at the October meeting, application materials are accepted May 1st - Midnight on June 15th.

When a deadline falls on the weekend or a holiday, applications will be due the following business day.

Prior to submitting a proposal through the Fuller Foundation’s online grants system, applicants need to complete a one-time registration (this may be done at any time).

All application materials must be received by midnight on the day of the deadline; however, technical support is only available until 4pm. All materials for the proposal must be attached to the online submission; please do not send any items separately by email or mail. Hardcopy, faxed, or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

Though applications are accepted during two windows, an organization may only apply once per year.

Application Procedure: http://fullerfoundation.org/apply/

About the Foundation: http://fullerfoundation.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gma

For assistance with the online proposal submission, please contact:

Elizabeth Drewry, Foundation Assistant
617-391-3094
edrewry@gmafoundations.com

The Fuller Foundation
GMA Foundations
2 Liberty Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109
online@gmafoundations.com

Grant Coverage Areas:

For Arts and Youth categories, support is restricted to programs operating in the immediate Seacoast area of New Hampshire and in towns and cities within Route 128 of Massachusetts. For requests in the Wildlife category, grant seekers must have an office or chapter in the state of Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire