Tillotson Fund Includes WMCC in Grant Awards

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The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation recently awarded 28 grants totalling $1,488,600 through its competitive application program.  WMCC is the recipient of two grants. The first grant, for $49,450 was awarded to support a comprehensive sustainability planning for the college's Child Development Center.  The second grant, for $19,855 was awarded to conduct a study of the Androscoggin River Watershed, focused on habitat restoration, land protection and transportation infrastructure recommendations. 

Twenty-six other grants were awarded to a variety of North Country entities.  Established in 2006, the Tillotson Fund is one of the largest permanent rural philanthropies in the country, distributing more than $3 million in grants annually to support projects that focus on community revitalization.  Grants are awarded to municipal, educational and nonprofit organizations throughout northern New Hampshire and bordering communities in the United States and Canada. 

"There are extrordinary people up here doing important work, and it is an honor to be in partnership with them," said Phoebe Backler, Foundation senior program officer for the Tillotson Funds.  "It is truly inspiring to talk with leaders from across the region about their vision for developing vital, prosperous communities." 

A complete list of grant award recipients is available at http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/neil-and-louise-tillotson-fund-announce...