April 12, 2022
Report details the field of youth music education in New Hampshire and identifies opportunities for investment to improve it. Research will inform grantmaking from the Foundation, including from the David M. Brooks Music Fund, which distributes about $200k annually for music education in public schools, focused on areas of the state with greatest need.
March 23, 2022
Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country provides year-round opportunities for sport, recreation and wellness, enriching quality of life for people with disabilities.
March 3, 2022
In 2021, the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund made more than $3.7 million in grants to support the North Country and surrounding communities in Quebec and Vermont. Read the stories of how the North Country's nonprofit sector has faced the combined challenges of our times with tenacity, ingenuity and strength.
February 17, 2022
Eugene Reid is a self-described “shop teacher” who has shaped the lives of generations of students. He is the recipient of the 2021 Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship, which was created to support excellent public school teachers and reward their commitment to schools in the North Country.
November 10, 2021
A grant from the Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund to the New Hampshire Food Bank allowed for the purchase of 35 cold storage units — refrigerators and freezers — for food pantries and soup kitchens across the state. That means that more fresh foods — particularly meat and dairy products — are getting to families who need them.
October 12, 2021
Devon and Morgan Phillips could do their work in emergency medicine during the height of the pandemic in 2020 because their children's early childhood center was there to care for their kids. Early childhood education is critical infrastructure that benefits everyone in our communities.
February 22, 2021
The people, communities and nonprofits of the North Country have responded to this time of great challenge with great resilience. Read more in the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund 2020 Report to the Community.
November 19, 2020
Sonya Salanti of Bethlehem has joined the Charitable Foundation as director of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Funds. She talked to the Foundation’s Lois Shea about the joy of applying her skills in the place where she lives, the Tillotson Funds’ work during COVID – and how volunteering to park cars in the rain helped connect her to her new hometown.
October 30, 2020
Trail Finder puts up-to-date, trail-manager-sourced information for multiple outdoor activities at users' fingertips, along with information about local businesses — from inns to bike shops to breweries. Grants from the Foundation's Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund are supporting the service.
September 30, 2020
Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $4.1 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made more than $9.7 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis.
September 2, 2020
Grant from the Community Crisis Action Fund helped school counselors in the North Country stay connected with children during a summer of social isolation — reminding kids that they are part of a caring community, and helping them start the school year ready to learn.
August 26, 2020
Since the COVID-19 crisis began to unfold, generous New Hampshire people have rallied to help their neighbors, giving more than $4 million into the Foundation's Community Crisis Action Fund. The Foundation has made more than $9.5 million in grants to help sustain our communities through this crisis.