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

2006 Children’s Fund Grant Recipients

Every time you partner with the Courtyard by Marriott, together we improve the lives of children in our community.

The opening of the Courtyard by Marriott is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Upper Valley nonprofits that support children. The owners of the Courtyard by Marriott—located in Centerra Park—are delighted to announce the establishment of the Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley, a component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Through this hotel, we are committed to contributing at least $1 million to the Fund over the next ten years. The fund was established with a preference for supporting organizations such as the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) and projects that improve the lives of children in the local community through quality health care, child care, arts, and educational initiatives. The Children’s Fund is particularly supportive of entrepreneurial philanthropy—which helps the grantees expand their own organizational or fundraising capacity—and in programs or projects that expose children and teens to the joys of volunteerism and giving.

2006
Grantees Are:

CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (a component of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center), is the children’s hospital for all of New Hampshire and southern and eastern Vermont. 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.

CHaD was recognized in 1992 as a "children's hospital... Read more

The Children’s Literacy Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has served more than 135,000 low-income, at-risk, and rural children in nearly 400 communities across every region of the Twin States.

CLiF has provided free and inspiring literacy... Read more

The Hopkins Center’s mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for the arts within Dartmouth and its greater community and to provide the core educational environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the arts.

The Hopkins Center, designed by Wallace Harrison, the architect of Lincoln Center and the United Nations Building in New York City, has served as the cultural hub of... Read more

The Child Care Center in Norwich offers the highest quality early childhood programs to families of all incomes and backgrounds, where children find laughter, warmth, and respect.

Our experienced, caring, and committed teachers provide developmentally appropriate curriculum to foster childrens' self confidence, creativity, and social skills.

The Center has been accredited by the... Read more

The Family Place was founded in 1985 in White River Junction by a concerned group of community members.  A small storefront in downtown White River Junction served as the first location for the organization.  In 1988, following a merger with the Parent Aide program and Learning to Listen, (a therapeutic preschool), The Family Place became designated as the Parent Child Center for Windsor... Read more

Throughout its colorful history - from meeting house, to movie house, to the active, year-round, fully renovated performing arts facility it is today - Lebanon Opera House has come a long way in 83 years. The Opera House’s recent renovations have been a catalyst for community economic development, leading a renaissance of Lebanon’s downtown. In the wake of significant post-renovation... Read more

From its beginnings in a bowling alley to its current status as one of the best science museums in the country, the Montshire Museum has nurtured an interest in the natural and physical world for nearly a million visitors and schoolchildren in New Hampshire and Vermont.

History

After Dartmouth College’s natural history museum closed in the early 1970s, a group of area educators... Read more

For more than 30 years… The Upper Valley Haven has provided temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food and clothing to anyone in need. The Haven has fostered independence through our Shelter Advocacy, Aftercare, Outreach and Education Programs. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We... Read more

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science Entices and Excites People to Care for the Natural World

VINS’ programs and services engage and instill in people of all backgrounds a desire to care for the wildlife and diverse natural habitats they encounter in their daily lives.

We offer relevant environmental education programs for adults, families, and school... Read more

"Providing local high school students with a diverse set of opportunities to engage in community service, with the ultimate goal of equipping them with the skills and motivation to improve the lives of oåthers, their environment and themselves."

Company Overview

Founded in 1983, Youth-In-Action is a non-profit group providing Hanover High School students and other members of... Read more

2016 Children's Fund Grantees