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

2008 Children’s Fund Grant Recipients

The Children’s Fund is committed to supporting non profits in the Upper Valley that serve children. In 2008, the Fund recommended a series of grants to help build the sustainable capacity of 16 local organizations to deliver services to children.

Grantees Are:

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

City Center Ballet, established in 1999, is a non-profit semi-professional ballet company that produces performances and educational opportunities for young, devoted dancers in the Upper Valley.

City Center Ballet is made up of dancers from throughout the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. Over the years, we have drawn dancers from Cornish, Grantham, Lebanon,... 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

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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The Lebanon School District serves Lebanon and West Lebanon students for grades K-12, Grantham students for grades 7-12 and Plainfield students for grades 9-12.

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.


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

The Upper Valley Land Trust helps people conserve land. We engage people in the vision and process of land conservation and in the stewardship of conserved lands.

UVLT provides conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect the working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes that surround residential areas and... 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

Valley Court Diversion Programs offers Alternative Programs for Youth and Adults

The mission of Valley Court Diversion Programs is to help individuals referred from Windsor County, Vermont and portions of Grafton County, New Hampshire, who have committed minor infractions of the law to avoid the formal judicial system by utilizing appropriate alternative programs... Read more

The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.

Ending Hunger Transforms Lives

Hunger has challenged societies since prehistory. Some will say that means hunger will always be with us. The vermont Foodbank disagrees. We believe that these times provide an unprecedented opportunity to end... Read more

Vital Communities is a regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, VT, that works to engage citizens, organizations, and communities in creating solutions to our region's challenges.


  • Valley Food and Farm fosters the relationships that make agriculture a vital part of daily community life.
  • Valley Quest is an award-winning, place-based... Read more

WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

2016 Children's Fund Grantees