The Empower Coos Youth Grants Program supports programs in Coos County, NH and Essex County, VT and surrounding communities in both states that focus on reducing carbon emissions; increasing extracurricular activities for youth; and strengthening community engagement. This grant program awards support of up to $10,000 to eligible organizations.
The Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coos Youth Grants program is designed, implemented and led by our student committee members. Organizations that benefit Coos and Essex County and all surrounding communities in New Hampshire and Vermont are encouraged to apply for funding. Organizations must be recognized as a 501(c)3, municipality, school or place of worship for non-religious, non-denominated and inclusive programming to be eligible for an award.
The ECY program supports specific projects, operating expenses, planning, evaluation and technical assistance. Grant requests can be up to $10,000 although preference will be given to those applications requesting up to $5,000.
Application and grant process
Complete the online application.
Answer the questions in GrantSource (these questions are also listed in the instructions for applying). Submit the application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Requests up to $10,000 will be notified of funding within three months after submission.
Share the good news.
If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.
At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Log in to GrantSource to submit your final report via the online portal.