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

2011 Children’s Fund Grant Recipients

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.

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

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 Child Advocacy and Protection Program at CHaD is a multidisciplinary program that helps evaluate and manage child maltreatment, including consultations for physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect in outpatient and inpatient settings. CAPP personnel work closely with protective services, law enforcement, schools, social agencies, and referring providers, and also provide ongoing medical... 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

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

Listen envisions an Upper Valley Community generously supporting individuals and families in their efforts to achieve and maintain successful independence.

Listen was incorporated in the winter of 1972. The original purpose of the agency was to: "...involve the low-income citizens of Lebanon and surrounding areas in programs which will improve their ability to meet the economic,... 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

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

2016 Children's Fund Grantees