The people of the North Country’s nonprofit sector are facing the combined challenges of our times with tenacity, ingenuity and strength.
They are filling backpacks with nutritious food for children from struggling families to take home for the weekend – so those children can return to school on Monday ready to learn. They are creating outdoor event space, where people can gather safely. They are helping elders learn to use tablet computers to stay connected with loved ones and essential services; providing local farmers with needed equipment; making it possible for more children to spend time on snowshoes and skis; developing and nurturing an informed and civil citizenry by supporting civics education in our schools; installing solar panels to achieve greater energy-efficiency in our communities — and so much more.
In 2021, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund made more than $3.7 million in grants to support such efforts the North Country and surrounding communities in Quebec and Vermont. Another $60,000 was awarded in scholarships to North Country students.
Read the full Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund 2021 Report to the Community below.