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

CHaD (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth)

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 within a hospital" by the Children's Hospital Association. CHaD is one of 205 children's hospitals in the United States providing care specifically focused on children.

Special services

  • 10 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • 23 bed Pediatric and Adolescent Inpatient Unit
  • 30 bed Intensive Care Nursery (ICN)
  • 30 specialty clinics, including general pediatric consultative clinic and primary care center
  • CHaD Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center
  • CHaD Regional Education Program
  • Child Advocacy and Protection Center
  • Child Life Program
  • David's House – a private, nonprofit support to CHaD families
  • Emergency neonatal and pediatric transport system
  • Full pediatric diagnostic services
  • Hood Center for Family Support
  • Injury Prevention Center
  • NH Poison Information Center
  • Regional pediatric subspecialty services
  • W.E. Boyle Community Pediatrics Program
Grants Awarded: 

2014 - $50,000

$20,000 to support the Healthy Eating, Active Living program (HEAL)

$30,000 to support the Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP)

2013 - $50,000

$20,000 to support the Healthy Eating, Active Living program (HEAL)

$30,000 to support the Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP)

2012 - $30,000

$10,000 to support the Healthy Eating, Active Living program (HEAL)

$20,000 to support the Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP)

The Childrens Fund will also be a major sponsor of the 2013 CHaD Half Marathon and the 2013 CHaD QLLA Golf Tournament.

2011 - The Courtyard by Marriott Centerra and the Children's Fund of the Upper Valley are proud sponsors of the 7th Annual CHaD Hero Half Marathon on October 21, 2012. Help us honor the heroic kids at CHaD by celebrating the hero in everyone! Activities include: Cam's Course 1 mile Family Friendly Fun Run, 5k walk, Ripcord 5k Run, and USATF Certified 13.1 Half Marathon. Come join us – costumes are encouraged.

The Children's Fund is also a proud supporter of the CHaD Winter Carnival at Storrs Hill in Lebanon, NH, on March 3, from 4-8 pm. Register for an evening of fun family-oriented activities under the lights!

2010 - Winter Carnival Snowbox Derby on March 6, 2011. Proceeds from this event support vital programs and services at CHaD such as Child Life, social work, the Injury Prevention Program and Molly's Place—the CHaD Family Center. These programs help CHaD keep its commitment to providing the highest quality of care to the children of our region

The 6th Annual CHaD Hero Half Marathon on August 28, 2011. Challenge your body, inspire your mind, and shatter a Guinness World Record for the most superheroes in one place! This event supports high quality health care for the children of our region, and also helps teach young people about the value of community involvement and philanthropy.

2006 - Funding in support of vitally important services, programs, personnel, and equipment that directly impact the high-quality, compassionate care provided to the kids at CHaD. Without ongoing generous support, this care would simply not be available.

Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees