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


2012 Children’s Fund Grant Recipients

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

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

The City of Lebanon has a residential population of approximately 13,500 with a daytime propulation of approximately 30,000 people. Lebanon is situated on the Connecticut River in the heart of a pristine New Hampshire Valley, and possesses some of the most beautiful country in the world. The City is a healthy and thriving community that enjoys both the quiet everyday living of rural life and t... Read more

The Carter Community Building Association (CCBA) was incorporated in 1919 “for the purpose of furnishing the young people of Lebanon (New Hampshire) a healthful and uplifting club life, following in its line of work that of the Y.M.C.A. and kindred institutions.”

We began our work in the Carter Community Building (CCB), a two-story brick structure donated by Lebanon philanthropists Mr.... 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

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

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

Winter Wild is an uphill series with a twist, the finish is at the bottom so you get to come back down too.  Grab your skis, grab your snowshoes, or just grab your favorite winter running shoes and join us for some winter fun.  Do you like first tracks?  Most events take place at a public ski area and you get to hit slopes before they open to the public. What's not to like about that!
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WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.


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2016 Children's Fund Grantees