The Guild is dedicated to furthering woodworking through the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience among its members and the general public. Grants are available to individuals, groups, organizations and institutions with not-for-profit motives and ad-hoc groups of individuals with a common goal. 

Funding for the Grant Program is supported either by dollar donations or by the the raffle of member donated items at Guild tent at the annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair at Sunapee.


The Legacy Scholarship Program was replaced by the Grant Program in late 2015.

2020

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Jan 22, 2020 Manchester Memorial HS SawStop Table Saw $1,850.00
Jan 22, 2020 Portsmouth MakerSpace Laguna 20" Planner/ Jet @ Dan's $1,800.00
Jan 22, 2020 Manchester Makerspace SawStop Table Saw $1,565.00
Jan 22, 2020 Nute High School Router Lift Table Setup & Tooling $1,000.00
Jan 22, 2020 Merrimack High School Demonstrator - Turning Decoration $600.00
Jan 22, 2020 Wilton/Lyndeborough HS Drill Press $500.00
Jan 22, 2020 Brookline HS Vacuum Setup for Lathe $480.00

2019

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Sep 25, 2019 Merrimack High School Lathe accessories $1,171.00
Sep 25, 2019 Thetford Academy Lathe accessories $400.00
Jul 01, 2019 League of NH Craftsmen Best in Wood Furniture, Wood Turning $600.00
Jun 26, 2019 Hillsboro-Deering HS 3 Rikon Lathes + tools $1,223.94
May 22, 2019 NH Furniture Masters 2019 Mahogany Sponsor $1,000.00
May 22, 2019 Student Competition Prizes, transportation, misc expenses $869.39
Feb 27, 2019 Nute Middle School 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.19
Feb 27, 2019 Wilton-Lyndeboro Sr.HS 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.18
Feb 27, 2019 Manchester Memorial High School 3 Rikon lathes + tools $2,475.18
Feb 27, 2019 Homestead Woodworking School Honorarium in thanks for loaned equipment $2,000.00
Feb 27, 2019 Homestead Woodworking School Honorarium in thanks for loaned equipment $2,000.00
Feb 27, 2019 Manchester School District Saw Stop matching grant $1,649.00
Feb 27, 2019 Twin State Makers Space Toward Saw Stop $1,000.00

2018

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 19, 2018 Conval Regional High School Sharpening system & lathe tools $860.00
Dec 04, 2018 Guild's Grants Acct 3 of 5 Video camera sets $1,307.37
Oct 31, 2018 Eastman Charitable Foundation Powermatic Band Saw $1,300.00
Oct 24, 2018 Mascoma High School Chair & Stool Making Tools $600.00
Sep 26, 2018 Merrimack High Scool Fourteen Tool Rests $850.00
Sep 26, 2018 Merrimack High School Trent Bosch Hollowing System $525.00
Jul 25, 2018 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $2,000.00
Jun 27, 2018 NH Furniture Masters 2018 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Jun 27, 2018 Sunapee Competition Best in Turning & Furniture $600.00
May 23, 2018 MAxt Makerspace (Peterborough) SawStop Table Saw $3,000.00
Apr 25, 2018 Grand Manan School Steve Costain Expenses $288.41
Jan 24, 2018 New England Turning Symposium Three of Five Video Recording Systems $1,307.37

2017

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Oct 25, 2017 Keene Middle School SawStop Saw and Accessories $2,117.97
Oct 25, 2017 Merrimack High School Equipment & Tools for Lathes $1,514.93
Sep 27, 2017 Mascoma High School Powermatic 3520 Lathe $3,000.00
Jun 30, 2017 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $2,000.00
Jun 21, 2017 League of NH Craftsmen Best in Wood Award $600.00
Jun 07, 2017 NH Furniture Masters 2016 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Feb 22, 2017 Seacoast Wood Turners Skills Class at Homestead $350.00

2016

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 14, 2016 Brookline High School NESWDC award $500.00
Nov 16, 2016 Somersworth High School Lathe Tool & Chuck $969.98
Jun 22, 2016 Guild Subgroups Subgroup support $4,000.00
May 25, 2016 Merrimack High School Eqipment/ Tools for Lathes $1,275.00
Apr 10, 2016 Brookline High School NESWDC award $300.00
Mar 23, 2016 NH Furniture Masters 2016 Flame Birch Sponsor $1,000.00
Mar 23, 2016 League of NH Craftsmen Best in Wood Award $250.00
Mar 23, 2016 League of NH Craftsmen Best Turned Wood $250.00

2015

Approved Recipient Description Grant
Dec 10, 2015 Pittsfield Middle/High School Lathe Tool Sharpening System $250.00
Dec 10, 2015 Boat Builders Subgroup Tour Lowell's Boat Shop $84.00