The Children’s Fund is committed to supporting non profits in the Upper Valley that serve children. The Courtyard by Marriott Centerra and the Children's Fund of the Upper Valley have made grants to support the following community projects.
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 Childrens’ Fund, in partnership with the Healthy Eating, Active Living program at CHaD (HEAL) and the Mascoma Bank, has made a grant to fund a part-time recreation director for the towns of Enfield, Canaan and Orange. This infrastructure is critical to continuing and building the our efforts to encourage children’s outdoor activities, particularly cross country running, in... Read more
Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) aims to improve access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity, prioritizing its work in New Hampshire communities and populations with the greatest health disparities. The Childrens Fund partners with HEAL to help kids in under-resourced areas to get outside, get active and build self-esteem through sports and outdoor activities. For... Read more
Founded in 1996 under the direction of Dr. Joseph O’Donnell, the New Hampshire-Vermont (NH-VT) Schweitzer Fellows Program is one of thirteen Schweitzer program sites across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health... Read more
Team AMP (Athletes Multisport Partnership) is an adventure organization that specializes in providing unique multisport events for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities focused on developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our mission is to create a partnership uniting community members, businesses, organizations, and dedicated athletes with a common goal of establishing a... Read more
Despite the bucolic beauty of the Upper Valley, child obesity, low self-esteem and risky after-school behavior are challenges for many young people in Vermont and New Hampshire. To help address these issues, the Children’s Fund established Finding Our Stride, a school-based running program for elementary and middle school students at schools where at least 30% of the kids receive free or... Read more
The Upper Valley Snow Sports Foundation (UVSSF) is a nonprofit entity with the mission to support and enhance a sustainable snow sports experience in the Upper Valley. UVSSF members first came together in the spring of 2013 on the heels of Whaleback Mountain shuttering operations. Like our fellow residents, we recognize the importance of Whaleback as a community asset and started our journey... 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
WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.