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

2007 Children’s Fund Grant Recipients

The Children’s Fund is committed to supporting non profits in the Upper Valley that serve children.  In 2007, the Fund recommended a series of grants to help build the sustainable capacity of 16 local organizations to deliver services to children. 

2007
Grantees Are:

Mission: to build community and foster hope through cooperation and fellowship among all home repair and reuse participants.

Cover has found that the commonly-held approach to service, which creates a separation between the helper and the helped, has little to offer to the long term well-being of either party. On the COVER job site, we strive to close that gap by... Read more

David's House is the dream of a little boy...

...who passed away at age five after a three and a half year struggle against Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. Built so that families can remain together when it is most crucial, David's House provides support and a home-away-from-home for families with children recieving medical care at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, in Lebanon, NH.

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Therapeutic Riding works by involving the rider's body and mind to promote increased self-esteem and confidence, as well as to improve posture, balance, hand-eye coordination and muscle tone.

Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, so riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, and... Read more

The Norwich Public Library provides a year-round set of programs & exhibits. They also have events and programming for children and teens.

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

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

This innovative program expansion is designed to provide urgent dental care for low-income pregnant women.

Recent research has shown that poor dental health in pregnant women can cause premature births or low birth weight.  Infections can also be passed along to children and may not become evident for a number of years after birth.  Although the Red Logan Clinic in White River Junction... Read more

Established in 1995, the Music Center was the brainchild of three founders: a parent with a background in marketing, a professional string teacher with extensive experience in academic and business administration, and an amateur chamber musician with years of involvement in the nonprofit field.

All three were active members of the presenter group supporting the Carnegie Chamber players... Read more

The Upper Valley Trails Alliance advocates for the use, maintenance and development of trails in the region. Through education, outreach & stewardship we:

  • promote active lifestyles through trail use in all seasons
  • connect people and places through a regional trail network
  • lead a coalition of local trail groups and advocates

Vermont Earth Institute educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities.

Vermont Earth Institute [VEI] is a statewide non-profit that educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities.

VEI... 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

2016 Children's Fund Grantees