The Lyme Foundation was established in 1989 to fund projects and programs that help maintain and enhance the quality of life in Lyme, New Hampshire. The Lyme Foundation strives to further programs in the arts, education, public affairs, community development, historic resources, the environment, recreation, and social services. Since its inception, the Foundation has given over $1.4 million to projects that directly benefit Lyme's citizens.

Over the past few years, the Lyme Foundation has supported renovation projects for some of Lyme's most important historical buildings, including the Lyme School, the Lyme Baptist Church, and the Lyme Congregational Church. We brought our community together at a Forum for the Future of Lyme. We have funded projects both large and small that make a difference in our community. 

In addition to direct grants, the Lyme Foundation oversees funds that improve the quality of life in Lyme. These funds include the following:

  • Scholarships to Lyme students through the Griffith Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Financial assistance to Lyme residents in need through the Pearl Dimick and Dorcas Chaffee Funds.
  • The Annual Lyme Citizen of the Year through the Rachel Miller Fund.
  • Music awards to Lyme School students through the Louis B. Farrar Memorial Fund
  • Art awards through the Breck Whitman Memorial Fund
  • Educational initiatives at the Lyme School through the Lyme Innovation Fund for Education.