Demont Difference Fund

The Demont Difference Fund was established in 1999 by Demont Associates. The Fund endorses creative efforts by not-for-profit organizations in, or substantially serving, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont populations.

The Fund awards pro bono services (and grants in certain years) to smaller organizations committed to increasing and sustaining their philanthropic capacity. Preference is given to funding projects which leverage maximum fund-raising potential, develop long-term development goals, and further philanthropic opportunities.

Service is limited to charitable organizations, activities, operations or purposes that take place within the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine, or directly benefit those states' residents. In 2021, up to four organizations will be awarded Culture of Philanthropy Evaluation (COPE©) services.

The application for 2021 is now available!

Please download the guidelines and application form.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up until November 30, 2021.

For further information, please contact the home office at 207.773.3030 or

Prior Recipients:

Camp Agawam (Raymond, ME)

Freeport Historical Society (Freeport, ME)

Portland Public Library (Portland, ME)

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center (Goffstown, NH)

Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust (New London, NH)

Goddard College (Plainfield, VT)

Burlington College (Burlington, VT)

Kids First Center (Portland, ME)

Junior Achievement of Maine, Inc. (Portland, ME)

Copper Cannon Outdoor Education Center (Franconia, NH)

Child First Child Care Resource and Referral (Keene, NH)

New Generation (Portsmouth, NH)

The Birchtree Center (Portsmouth, NH)

Revels North (Hanover, NH)

Governor's Institutes of Vermont (Montpelier, VT)

Quarry Hill School (Middlebury, VT)

Vermont Children's Trust Foundation (Burlington, VT)

Turtle Island Children's Center (Montpelier, VT)

CATCH - The Concord Area Trust for Community Housing (Concord, NH)

Harrisville Children's Center (Harrisville, NH)

Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery (Keene, NH)

Women's Supportive Services (Newport, NH)

New Hope for Women (Rockland, ME)

Washington County Children's Program (Machias, ME)

The Junior League of Bangor (Bangor, ME)

The Vermont Children's Aid Society (Winooski, VT)

Burlington Children's Space (Burlington, VT)

The Center for Grieving Children (Portland, ME)

The Georges River Land Trust (Rockland, ME)

The Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center (Gardiner, ME)

The Penobscot Theatre Company (Bangor, ME)

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA (Sanford, ME)

The Squamscott Coalition (Exeter, NH)

The Lakes Region United Way (Laconia, NH)

The Manchester Historic Association (Manchester, NH)

Monadnock Family Services (Keene, NH)

New Generation, Inc. (Greenland, NH)

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum (Burlington, VT)

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (St. Johnsbury, VT)

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, VT)

Bennington Museum (Bennington, VT)

The Aroostook County Action Program (Presque Isle, ME)

The Center for Community Dental Health (Portland, ME)

Junior Achievement (Portland, ME)