The Empower Coös Youth (ECY) Grants Program supports programs in Coös County, NH and Essex County, VT and surrounding communities in both states that focus on supporting environmental initiatives that involve youth; increasing extracurricular activities for youth; strengthening community engagement, and addressing gaps in need. This grant program awards support of up to $10,000 to eligible organizations.
The Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coös Youth Grants program is designed, implemented and led by our student committee members. Organizations that benefit Coös 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. This grant program awards support of $10,000 or less to eligible organizations.
Application and grant process
Determine eligibility and learn more about the program.
Please review the PowerPoint (view French translation) and the video/audio recording from the Grant Seeker Information Session held on November 9, 2022. After viewing the “how to apply” instructions, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jean Clarke at Wrna.Pynexr@aups.bet.
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 Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
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.