Founded by brothers Luke and Matt Bonner in early 2013, the Rock On Foundation works to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities in New Hampshire. The foundation generates funds in unique ways, including high-profile events intended to inspire and energize the host communities. The foundation also collaborates with outside companies to provide co-branded products and services.
Recently funded projects include municipal public basketball court renovations; support of community music school financial-aid programs; the development of an afterschool art program; funding for a life skills basketball camp for underprivileged youth; and funding for a Police Activities League.
In 2018, the foundation will award grants of up to $5,000 for projects designed to increase community artistic and athletic opportunities in the state.
To be eligible for a grant, organizations must have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service and be based in the state of New Hampshire. Municipalities are also welcome to apply.
The foundation will begin accepting applications on February 1, 2018. All applications must be received no later than April 5, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Rock On Foundation website.