The Empower Coös Youth Grants Program is led by a committee of high-school students from Coös County and surrounding communities in New Hampshire and Vermont to decide how to award up to $50,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on reducing carbon emissions, increasing extracurricular activities, and strengthening community engagement.
Become a committee member
The Empower Coos Youth Grantmaking Committee is open to upcoming 9th-12th graders residing in Coos, Essex, and upper Grafton Counties. Committee members serve for up to two years and are responsible for making grant recommendations on applications submitted to the Empower Coös Youth Grants Program. The committee meets once per month between September and April.
The application process has closed for the 2021-2022 program year. Please check back in February 2022 to apply.