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 

2016 – 2017 Initiative

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 2016-2017 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. These programs included:

  • All 5th grade Portsmouth students in an FCD Prevention Works program learned about on healthy habits and resiliency as they enter adolescence.
  • All 6th grade Portsmouth students in an FCD Prevention Works program focused on brain-based research and risk and protective factors associated with substance misuse integrated with the science curriculum.
  • An after-school Project Adventure outdoor education and resiliency program for Portsmouth Middle School students in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.
  • An Arts in Reach (AIR) after-school and summer program for girls ages 16-20 from across the Seacoast, supporting their pursuit of the arts and mentoring to prevent substance use and unhealthy life choices.
  • A Portsmouth 5th grade parent workshop and 6th grade parent video with FCD Prevention Works on how to support children at school and home to delay substance use.
  • A Rye Jr. High teacher workshop with FCD Prevention Works on creating a culture of prevention and supporting students in delaying substance use.
  • A speaker series at Rye Jr. High for students, parents, staff, and community members about strategies to avoid substance use, including issues related to mental health and anxiety with Lynn Lyons and substance use prevention with Chris Herren.
  • A social media campaign with FishNet media to promote these programs and a community-based substance misuse prevention message.

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.
  • Wounded Warriors 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
  • Wounded Warriors 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.