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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Empower Coös Youth Grants Program

Grants to New Hampshire and Vermont Nonprofits, Agencies,
Schools, and Places of Worship to Benefit Youth in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/16/20 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Grants of up to $10,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and places of worship to benefit the youth of Coös County, Essex County, and the surrounding communities. Funding is intended for projects, operating expenses, and evaluation, planning, and technical assistance for programs.

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund’s Grants Program focuses on strengthening communities and deepening people’s connections to one another and the region.

The priorities for the Empower Coös Youth Grants Program are to:

  • Support environmental initiatives and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions through education, awareness building or through direct carbon reduction practices.
  • Increase extracurricular activities for youth (ages 12 to 22) such as: programs and activities that build community, enhance environmental education awareness, or increase access to science, music, arts, and athletics.
  • Strengthen community engagement through events and public gatherings that enhance connection and togetherness.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185074

Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant program awards support of up to $10,000 to eligible organizations.

Term of Contract:

The Empower Coös Youth Grants Program supports specific projects, operating expenses, planning, evaluation, and technical assistance. Grant requests can be up to $10,000, however, the program will give preference to those applications requesting up to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS are eligible, including US nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, tax-exempt public agencies, schools, municipalities, and places of worship for non-religious, non-denominational, and inclusive programming. Other student-led or community groups which do not have US tax-exempt status may apply for funding if a 501(c)(3) organization, municipality or public agency acts as their fiscal sponsor.

The Empower Coös Youth Grants Program has a preference for programs that benefit Coös County, NH and Essex County, VT and surrounding communities in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:00 PM Eastern time.

Requests will be notified of funding within three months after submission.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Kirsten Scobie
Director of Tillotson Funds

Jean Clarke
Senior Tillotson Program Associate
603-225-6641 ext 238

Phoebe Backler
Senior Program Officer, Tillotson Funds
603-225-6641 x247

37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire;   Vermont