Enable Accessibility

Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund – Local Grants Program

  • Geographic focus

    The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund focuses its grantmaking and work in Coös County, NH and communities in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont and the MRC De Coaticook in Québec, Canada that share a border with Coös County. Programs, projects or agencies that operate beyond these borders, provided they offer clear benefit to the people and landscapes of Coös County, may also be eligible for funding.

    Please contact us if you are unsure about geographical fit.

  • Eligibility

    Organizations recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS or CRA are eligible, including US nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, Canadian organizations with qualified donee status, tax-exempt public agencies, schools and municipalities. Other community groups and organizations that do not have U.S. or Canadian tax-exempt status may apply for funding if a 501(c)(3) organization, municipality or public agency acts as their fiscal sponsor.

  • Grant amount

    Local Grants Program applications may request up to $20,000 for one, two or three years.

    Large Grants Program applications may request between $20,000 and $300,000 (multiyear grants may request up to $100,000 for three years) and require a pre-application consultation with Jean Clarke, Tillotson funds manager at 603-225-6641 ext.238 or Wrna.Pynexr@aups.bet.

  • Recent grants

    See a complete list of 2022 spring and fall grants

  • Application deadline

    Thursday, January 18, 2024, and Thursday, July 18, 2024, 5:00 pm Eastern time

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility and learn more about the program.

Please review the PowerPoint (view French translation); the video/audio recording from the 2023 Grant Seeker Information Session; and the “how to apply” instructions (also available in French). If you have any questions, please contact Jean Clarke at Wrna.Pynexr@aups.bet.

Step 2

Create an organization profile in GrantSource.

Visit GrantSource and create your organization profile by clicking on “Register here” located under “New to the system.”

All applications must be submitted via our online portal, GrantSource. We are no longer accepting paper or emailed applications.

Step 3

Complete the online application.

Answer the questions in GrantSource. Submit the application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Step 4

Receive funding.

Requests up to $20,000 will be notified of funding within three months after submission.

Step 5

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.

Step 6


At the end of your grant period (usually 12 months), you will be required to submit a final report. Log into GrantSource to submit your final report via the online portal. You are welcome to contact Tillotson Fund staff at any time to discuss interim progress throughout a multiyear grant.

We're here to help

Jean Clarke
  • Jean Clarke
  • Tillotson Funds Manager
Sonya Salanti
  • Sonya Salanti
  • Director of Tillotson Funds