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.
AVA Gallery and Art Center (Alliance for the Visual Art) is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that nurture, support and challenge New England artists, and to providing art classes for children, teens and adults of all levels and abilities. AVA’s programs—including special events that foster interaction among artists, patrons of the arts and... 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
Ledyard Charter School provides an educational setting where students are a part of their learning and growing. Faculty will assist the students in setting goals and mapping a course to achieve those goals. At the end of a student’s LCS experience, students will have the tools necessary for personal success. An LCS education helps the students work toward what we call the Vision of a Graduate... Read more
Lightning Soccer Club is a premier youth soccer club which offers soccer players ages 6-19 a chance to learn, train, and develop under the guidance of qualified coaches. LSC is a non-profit organization that has been in operation as a soccer club for over 30 years. Over that time, LSC has grown from a small Hanover-based club with a couple of teams, to a 30-team regional club with players... 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 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
Each summer, West Central Behavioral Health offers therapeutic programs for children with significant mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders that preclude them from participating in traditional summer camp or educational opportunities. Thanks to a grant from the Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley, West Central will offer these therapeutic summer programs to local children who would... Read more
The White River School in White River Junction, Vermont has participated in a “Girls On The Run” program for the past two years, with great success—over 30 girls participating and every one finished the end of season 5K run.
This fall, the Children’s Fund helped create a boys running program at the school, for grades 3-5. 25 boys immediately signed up for the inaugural fall season. ... Read more
WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.