The Empower Coös Youth Grants Program seeks area high-school students from Coös County and surrounding communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to help 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
In 2018, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coös Youth Grants Program was created to help strengthen communities, support local nonprofit organizations, deepen their connection to place and develop leadership skills. Local high school students designed and implemented the program.
At the core of the program is a grantmaking committee comprised of local high school students. 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.
Established by committee members in 2018, the program priorities are to support environmental initiatives and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions; increasing extracurricular activities; and strengthening community engagement through events and public gatherings that enhance connection and togetherness.
In 2019, the Empower Coos Youth Grants Program committee awarded its first grants.
Your voice is important. Use it to help strengthen your community.
Apply to be a member of the Empower Coos Youth Grants Program Committee.
Submit your completed application to Jean Clarke at Jean.Clarke@nhcf.org or to New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, c/o Jean Clarke by Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern.