To advance this mission, the fund awards grants of up to $5,000 for projects that 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.
To be eligible, applicants 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. In addition, projects must be located in the foundation's Upper Valley Region.
For complete program guidelines, information about 2016 grant recipients, and application instructions, see the Wellborn Ecology Fund website.