Onion Foundation Spring/Fall Cycle Grants are intended to support organizations or projects that align with our mission priority areas: Conservation and Stewardship of the Natural Environment or the Promotion of Music and the Arts in the state of Maine.  

  • Spring & Fall Cycle Grants generally range between $5,000 and $20,000.

  • Only one Spring/Fall grant from an organization will be awarded in any calendar year. Organizations become eligible again in January of each year.

  • View previous grantees on our grants awarded page.

  • Updated! View and/or download the 2019 Application Questions:

    2019 Fall Onion Foundation Application Questions - PDF

2019 Fall Onion Foundation Application Questions - Microsoft Word

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Steps to Apply:

Mission

Visit our Mission page to learn whether your organization or project aligns with the priorities of the Onion Foundation.

Eligibility quiz

Take our short Eligibility Quiz to determine if your organization is a good match to apply for a grant.

Schedule a Call

Optional: If your organization is a good match, consider scheduling a call with Tyler Kidder, Program Officer, to discuss your application and proposal. New applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application and ideas with foundation staff before applying.

Login and Apply

Hover over the Grants tab above for types of grants and cycle dates. Apply for a grant using our online portal.


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submission dates:
2019 Spring Cycle


Application process opens:
 2/1/2019

Applications due: 3/1/2019

Notification of award & funds dispersed: April 2019

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submission dates:
2020 Spring Cycle

Application process opens: 2/3/2020

Applications due: 3/4/2020

Notification of award & funds dispersed: 
April 2020

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submission dates:
2019 Fall Cycle


Application process opens: 9/3/2019

Applications due: 10/1/2019

Notification of award & funds dispersed: November 2019

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submission dates:
2020 Fall Cycle

Application process opens: 9/1/2020

Applications due: 9/30/2020

Notification of award & funds dispersed: 
November 2020


Ready to apply?

To submit an application, go to our grant application site to set up an account. If you already have an account, you can simply login with your current credentials. If you have any questions about setting up an account, you can view this video tutorial.