Nominate the next Lyme Citizen of the Year

The Lyme Foundation is collecting nominations for 2018's Citizen of the Year.

Please contact Jeff Valence, Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Lyme Citizen of the Year, with your nominee. Be sure to include the nominee's name, your name, and a brief rationale as to your nomination.

The nomination window will close as of Friday, February 2nd.

Past recipients include:
2017 Peggy Little and Paphanh Sithavady
2016 Nancy Grandine
2015 Ken Uline
2014 Bev and Earl Strout
2013 Michael Hinsley
2012 Jean and Mike Smith
2011 Charles Balch
2010 Patty Jenks
2009 Carola Lea
2007 Bill Murphy
2006 Laura DeGoosh
2005 Betty Lee
2004 Fred Phillips
2003 Albert Pushee
2002 Don and Julia Elder
2001 Becky Franklin
2000 Kenneth Elder
1999 Dorcas Chaffee

Thank you for your time.  The Lyme Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Lyme Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9am at the Lyme School Community Room and Gymnasium.

2018 Grant Application Deadlines announced

Here are the deadlines by which applications to the Lyme Foundation must be submitted in 2018.

  • Saturday January 13
  • Saturday April 21
  • Saturday July 14
  • Saturday September 15

In most cases, decisions regarding a grant application by the end of the following month. For example, if you apply by January 13, 2018, the Board will likely make its decision about your application by the end of February 2018.

We look forward to your grant submission!

Support the Pearl Dimick Fund

The Pearl Dimick Fund provides small grants to individuals who experience unanticipated financial challenges. 

Winter brings our highest level of requests, particularly for help buying heating fuel. We are never able to meet 100% of the need. To augment our yearly disbursement from the Fund, we ask for your support each year. All of the funds you contribute go directly to support individuals in Lyme who need your help. 

To make a donation, please send a check payable to "The Pearl Dimick Fund" and mail it to the Lyme Foundation, PO Box 292, Lyme, NH 03768.

And if you know of someone who might benefit from support from the Pearl Dimick Fund, please contact our Chair, Katy Sherreib at 795-2831 or

Thank you!

Call for new grant applications

The Lyme Foundation’s mission is to support and fund social, educational, recreational, and other programs that maintain and enhance the quality of life in Lyme.  Applications for the 2017 autumn round of grants are due by September 9, 2017, and the Foundation’s grants committee will answer questions and provide assistance to an applicant unsure of any detail.

Guidelines and instructions for grant applications may be found here.

Applications (or any questions) may be submitted via email to, or by mail to The Lyme Foundation, Attn: Grants Chair, PO Box 292, Lyme, NH 03768.