A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Vital Communities “FARMraiser”

The Children’s Fund grant supports Vital Communities in establishing a FARMraiser to replace the traditional Fundraiser in schools.

Children’s Literacy Foundation - Clif

The Children's Fund helped donate more than a hundred new, hardcover children’s books to the Libbie A. Cass Memorial Library

West Central Behavioral Health

Thanks to your grant, West Central will offer therapeutic summer programs to local children who would otherwise not be able to participate

Winter Wild, Winter Fun series

The Children’s Fund grant will provide free entry for school age kids to the Winter Wild/Winter Fun series of outdoor events in 2013.

The HopStop Family Series at the Hopkins Center

Performances provide children and their families with an introduction to the world of music, dance, theater, and puppetry.

Ledyard Charter School

Ledyard Charter School partnered with Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation to extend the LCS campus to Whaleback Mountain

WISE Prevention and Education Program

The WISE Prevention and Education Program engages students, professionals, and community residents in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence.

CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth

CHaD offers an extended system of care for the region’s sickest and most critically ill and injured children without regard to their ability to pay.

Child Advocacy and Protection Program

CAPP is a multidisciplinary program that helps manage child maltreatment, including consultations for physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect

Linkages for Environmental Literacy

The Lebanon School District and Four Winds Nature Institute helps cultivate community-wide awareness of opportunities for environmental citizenship.

The Family Place

Families Learning Together—an onsite program for young mothers and their infants and toddlers.

Farmbased fundraiser in Canaan

The Children's Fund made a grant to fund a part-time Regional Parks & Recreation Coordinator serving the towns of Enfield, Canaan, and the Mascoma Valley region.

AVA Gallery Digital Photography Class

We are grateful to have received an important and generous grant from the Children’s Fund in support of AVA’s Scholarship Fund

Child and Family Services of New Hampshire

Children need strong families and caring communities to attain their full potential.

Boys Athletic Training (BAT) at White River School

Our boys now have BAT club to look forward to, much like our girls do with our Girls on the Run program

Performances at the Lebanon Opera House

Broadening cultural horizons by spotlighting a diversity of local, national, and international artists.

The Child Care Center in Norwich

Demand for care for children under the age of three in the Upper Valley is much greater than the number of childcare slots available.

AVA Gallery and Art Center

AVA’s many programs are dedicated to recognizing the ways in which art enriches our lives.

CHaD Hero Half Marathon

Honoring the heroic kids at CHaD by celebrating the hero in everyone! Come join us – costumes are encouraged.

Mascoma River Greenway

The Mascoma River Greenway is a 4-mile, year-round, multi-use pathway along the former Boston & Maine rail corridor.

Healthy Eating Active Living

HEAL aims to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in NH communities

Clif Inspires Young Readers

The Children's Fund donated more than a hundred new, hardcover children’s books to the Libbie A. Cass Memorial Library

The Upper Valley Haven

Providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need.

Lightning Scholarship Fund

The grant to Lightning Soccer is designated for Upper Valley soccer players who otherwise could not afford to participate in the travel team program

Vital Communities “FARMraiser” Farmstand

Instead of children selling candles or candy bars to raise money to support the PTA or other school program, they will sell farm products from a nearby farm.

Enfield Department of Recreation

Our grant to the Enfield Department of Recreation encourages community recreation and children’s outdoor activities, particularly cross country running.

Developing an Intimate Connection with Nature

The Montshire Museum has nurtured an interest in the natural and physical world for nearly a million visitors and schoolchildren.

Winter Wild run up Whaleback

Kids have a great time at this wonderful winter event, and the exercise is top notch.

Everyone's a Winner with The Sneaker Fund

A Children's Fund grant provided free shoes for needy middle schoolers in the Enfield XC running program


Notice to Potential Grantees

The Children’s Fund is not currently accepting new grant applications. Please check back to this site in the future for any change in our grant-making policy.

Who We Are

The Children's Fund of the Upper Valley is a component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  We strive to give high-risk children opportunity. We are particularly interested in combatting childhood obesity and building self esteem through sports and outdoor activities. We also aim to teach kids about healthy relationships, in an effort to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  We seek to collaborate with schools and other non profits who are also pursuing these goals.

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2016 Children's Fund Grantees