Beneficiaries

Little Harbour Charitable Foundation Beneficiaries

All sponsorships, grants and money raised during the Striped Bass Tournament are paid to Little Harbour Charitable Foundation and become the source for grant making each year.  If you are interested in applying for a grant,  View our Grant Guidelines 

2018 Beneficiaries

  • Drug Prevention When it Counts the Most   – Little Harbor Charitable Foundation (LHCF) established a new initiative in 2016 called Drug-Free Kids. Through a series of planning meetings, LHCF formed partnerships with the Portsmouth School District, Rye Junior High School, FCD Prevention Works, Portsmouth Safety Association, and FishNet Media to bring substance misuse prevention education to the Portsmouth and Rye communities. Our goal is to develop an effective research-based model to expand to other communities across the Seacoast of NH.

    During the school-year, Drug-Free Kids sponsored both in-school and after school programs for students, parents, teachers, and community members that promote healthy decision-making and risk taking, refusal and communication skills, and prevention education to help create a culture of prevention in our communities.

  • NH Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) – supports our “local kids at risk” with a day of fishing on the Atlantic Queen for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
  • Cross Roads House – Supporting Camp for Kids program
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger – provide weekend food packs
  • Disabled Veterans and Kids programs at Northeast Passage – unique program of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Arts in Reach (AIR):  Supporting their fall performance project.
  • Gather for a Hunger-free Community – Providing support for meals for kids program

2016 – Grants

  • Seacoast Food Pantry:  $10,000 to support a program to provide students during the summer with food, instruction and options for healthy cooking with microwaves. 
  • Arts in Reach (AIR):  $10,000 to support Advance on AIR, a program for girls ages 16-20 to keep them engaged in arts and mentorship in their later teen years.
  • Northeast Passage-$10,000 in conjunction with a challenge grant supporting Elementary students with disabilities.
  • Zebra Crossing:  $5,000 to extend services to children age 13-15 with chronic health conditions focused on building self-confidence, independence and a desire to realize their full potential.

2015  – Grants

  • Portsmouth School System-$5,000 to provide partial support for the matching portion of a $100,000 USDA implementation grant to create a roof top garden at the middle school and a greenhouse at the high school.
  • Zebra Crossing-$5,000 to extend their service to children age 13-15 with chronic health conditions focused on building self-confidence, independence and a desire to realize their full potential.
  • Northeast Passage –$5,000 in conjunction with a challenge grant supporting Elementary students with disabilities.
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger-$3,200 to provide hats, scarves and mittens to those in need and connected to the program.
  • Cross Roads House- $5,000 to fund a Rent Ready certificate class for residential families, preparing them for independent living outside of the shelter.
  • Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation-$5,000 for Marine Biology Day, a hands-on marine experience and activity program, for grades K-4 in the seacoast schools.
  • Arts in Reach (AIR):  $5,000 to support the creation of Advance on AIR, a program for girls ages 16-18 to keep them engaged in arts and mentorship in their later teen years.

2014 Grants

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger – expanding their reach into the elementary schools in the Seacoast area.
  • Disabled Veterans and Kids programs at Northeast Passage – unique program of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • NH Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) – supports our “local kids at risk” with a day of fishing on the Atlantic Queen for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
  • Rozzalia Project for a Clean Ocean – delivering interactive educational programs in Seacoast schools and in partnership with local experiential educational programs.

 2013 Grants

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger – An all-volunteer weekend food program for eligible elementary school children
  • Disabled Veterans and Kids programs at Northeast Passage – Training program for wounded returning veterans
  • NH Coastal Conservation Association – Fishing program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

2012 Grants

  • Summer Learning Lab Summer reading & math and embedded math program
  • Safe Kids, Strong Teens – Teen program provided by Sexual Assault Support Services
  • NH Coastal Conservation Association – Fishing program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

2011 Grants

  • Summer learning Lab – Summer reading and math program for elementary children
  • Child Advocacy Center – Literature support for at risk children and their families
  • NH Coastal Conservation Association – Fishing program for Big Brothers/Big Sisters


Audits:

The recipients must be willing to work with members of our board throughout the year as we monitor the project.  Board members audit how the money is being used to meet the intended objectives.