Members of the Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coös Youth Grantmaking Committee (from left to right): Faith Gingras, East Norton, VT; Jonah Cote, Canaan, VT; Tristan Robertson, Milan, NH; Jessie Church, Bethlehem, NH; and Colbe Goudreau, Gorham, NH. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Members of the Tillotson Fund’s Empower Coös Youth Grantmaking Committee (from left to right): Faith Gingras, East Norton, VT; Jonah Cote, Canaan, VT; Tristan Robertson, Milan, NH; Jessie Church, Bethlehem, NH; and Colbe Goudreau, Gorham, NH. (Photo by Cheryl Senter.)

Building on the North Country’s strengths

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation made $3.4 million in grants to 58 nonprofits in Coös County and surrounding communities in 2019.

A summer jobs program that gives students a way to earn money while building skills for the future. A project that provides struggling families access to fresh and healthy food. Efforts to improve early-childhood care and services to support families today – and help kids grow into thriving adults tomorrow. These are just a few examples of the work supported by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 2019.

The Tillotson Fund, one of the largest rural philanthropies in the United States, made 58 grants totaling $3.4 million in 2019 to support Coös County and surrounding communities.

The 2019 Report to the Community tells the stories of just a few of them.