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Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund - Large Grants Program

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies in Multiple States for Community Revitalization

GrantWatch ID#: 176743
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

01/13/17 5:00 PM ET

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Grants starting at $20,001 to New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Quebec nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for community revitalization activities. Applicants requesting multi-year funding must submit a concept paper well in advance of the deadline. Projects must focus around Coos County, New Hampshire, and the surrounding communities.

The goals of Tillotson Fund are to:

-Revitalize population hubs and strengthen community gathering places;
-Enrich people’s sense of place through connection to their communities and one another;
-Promote and enhance cultural and social assets throughout the region;
-Enhance the region’s natural resources by promoting sustainable use of the region’s forests, farms, and waterways;
-Address gaps in basic needs for underserved, low-income residents.

The Tillotson Fund gives priority to organizations and programs which:

-Support vibrant and walkable downtowns, community gathering places, cultural enrichment and revitalize existing infrastructure;
-Strengthen town and community planning efforts that incorporate smart growth principles and actively engage a wide variety of residents and stakeholders;
-Increase opportunities for positive youth development and youth-led programming;
-Ensure that all residents, particularly those with low-incomes, have access to affordable, fresh, and locally produced foods;
-Ensure that the region’s rural landscapes are healthy, intact, and available for public use and long-term community benefit.

The Fund has a preference for capital projects that request middle or last dollars. Successful applicants will demonstrate:

-A well-developed building/renovation plan which includes a financial plan for capital expenses as well as ongoing operations and maintenance;
-A diverse miss of financial support of the capital project and ongoing operations;
-A broad base of community support; and
-A committed staff and/or board of directors with the capacity to implement the plan.

Large Grants Program applications may request between $20,001 and $300,000 (multiyear grants may request up to $100,000 for three years).

Multi-year grants may be for up to three years.

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund has a preference for programs that benefit Coös County, NH as well as bordering communities in the United States and Canada.

The Tillotson Fund considers applications that include these bordering communities as a significant part of a larger regional or international effort.

Tax-exempt organizations and municipalities serving the MRC of Coaticook, Quebec are encouraged to apply.

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.

Large Grant Program applicants must submit a concept paper first. Selected organizations are then invited to submit a full proposal.

Applicants seeking capital funds are strongly encouraged to discuss proposals with program staff prior to applying.

The application deadline is January 13, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Applicants are encouraged to review the presentation that was delivered at the Grantseeker Information Sessions on April 13 and 14, 2016 (attached below).

Submit application documents via email to Jean Clarke.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kirsten Scobie, Director of Tillotson Funds

Jean Clarke, Senior Tillotson Program Associate
603-225-6641 ext 238

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005

The Fund accepts applications from organizations that are located and/or serve residents in Coos County, New Hampshire and surrounding communities in Vermont and Maine. This includes bordering communities in Essex County, Vermont (Lunenburg, Guildhall, Canaan, etc.) and Maine’s Oxford County. In Canada, organizations in the MRC of Coaticook, Quebec are encouraged to apply.

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USA: Maine;   New Hampshire;   Vermont

Canada: Quebec

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