With budgets under great strain and fuel prices hindering travel, the Capitol Center’s Development department has put together a list of funding resources for NH educators to contact when looking for assistance in funding tickets and buses for School Series performances.

It is recommended that teachers contact each foundation through a phone call or letter of inquiry prior to developing an application. While we have tried to identify foundations which may be responsive to a proposal from a school or school district, every foundation is different and has different guidelines and funding priorities.

And if you can partner with another school or present an application from an entire SAU, the review committee might look on your proposal more favorably.

Transportation Assistance Grant available directly from the Capitol Center for the Arts.  Apply HERE.


Foundation Resources

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301

New Hampshire Humanities
117 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301

The Dorothy Byrne Foundation
Funds projects in or serving the Upper Valley
3 Laramie Rd.
Etna, NH 03750

The Cogswell Benevolent Trust
1001 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101

The Benjamin Couch Trust
Arlene Folsom
c/ Bank North Investment Management Group
PO Box 477
Concord, NH 03302

The Oleanda Jameson Trust
Funds projects in or serving the Greater Concord Area
c/o Orr & Reno PA
One Eagle Square
PO Box 3550
Concord, NH 03301-3550

The Lavoie Foundation
Contributes primarily to schools
Attn: Patricia Sanborn
PO Box 12
Barnstead, NH 03218

MPB Corporation Fund
Giving primarily in the Keene area
PO Box 547
Keene, NH 03431
Foundation Research Resources

NH Directory of Charitable Trusts
A complete listing of all charitable trusts in the state. Many smaller trusts give to local communities only. Click here to download this list in pdf format.

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. The Center also operates more than 275 Cooperating Collections which can be found in New Hampshire at the Concord Public Library and Lamson Library at Plymouth State University. Visit the Foundation Center website.

Other excellent sources of financial assistance are local Rotary, Kiwanis, Chambers of Commerce and other service organizations.