Empower Coös Youth Grants Program

Become a committee member


The Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coös Youth Grants Program partners with youth in assessing community need, overseeing grantmaking activities, deepening connection to place, and developing leadership skills. At the core of the program is a youth committee of 10 to 15 high school aged representatives, each bringing a diversity of life experience, regional knowledge, and personal interests.

Committee members — invited to serve up to two years — are responsible for making grant recommendations on all applications in the Empower Coös Youth Grants Program.

Designed by high school students in 2018, the application priorities for the Empower Coös Youth Grants Program are to support environmental initiatives and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions;  increase extracurricular activities for youth; and strengthen community engagement through events and public gatherings that enhance connection and togetherness.

Please submit completed applications to Jean Clarke at Jean.Clarke@nhcf.org or mailed to Jean Clarke, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 by Monday, May 6, 2019.


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  • Jean Clarke
  • Senior Tillotson Program Associate