NH Center for Public Interest Journalism Awarded $50,000 Grant To Increase Reporting In Coos Region

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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Neil and Louise Tillotson. When Mr. Tillotson passed away in 2001 at 102, he left the bulk of his assets for charitable purposes. His wife Louise established the donor-advised Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in 2006. The fund is one of the largest permanent rural philanthropies in the country. It is guided by a local advisory committee and distributes about $3 million annually.

I had the extreme pleasure of sending out this news release today announcing the receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. I hope it will remind all of our readers that we are a growing nonprofit news outlet. It has been a real joy to bring nonprofit news to New Hampshire after working first at the Littleton Courier and then for decades at the New Hampshire Union Leader before I started the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism. Chris Jensen will continue to lead our Coos region reporting and I will cover Northern Pass and some other Coos County issues that come up in the state Legislature. Thanks so much to the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for this grant to increase independent, in-depth news for the Coos County area and neighboring communities. — Nancy West

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Nancy West
Executive director
New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism, InDepthNH.org
603-738-5635
http://indepthnh.org/
nwest@indepthnh.org

The nonprofit New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism has received a $50,000 grant from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to increase in-depth, independent news coverage in Coos County and surrounding communities.

The Center will post our reporting on the Coos County area on our website InDepthNH.org and share them for free with all news media in the Coos region along with the news outlets in the rest of the state.

“Journalism faces many serious challenges today and we think it’s time we should work together,” said executive director Nancy West.

“Our mission is to augment in-depth coverage of important news stories that might otherwise go unreported because of the decrease in the number of reporters working today,” Ms. West said. “We want to help fill in the coverage gaps to fully inform the people of New Hampshire. We are grateful that this grant will help us do that.”

About the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism
The New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism publishes InDepthNH.org online to inform the public, encourage civil discourse, give voice to marginalized people and encourage people’s full partnership in their democracy.  InDepthNH.org fairly reports the news without fear or favor.

The vision of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund is “To serve as a catalyst for the region to move toward sustainable community and economic development in Coös County and surrounding communities in the United States and Canada.”

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

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