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Upper Valley Campaigns
Aurora Bakery and Road to Independence
We dare to dream of a road to independence for all!
A Place to Plant the Seeds: The Sowing of Strange Blossom
Strange Blossom is building a hub for our local community to better connect with nature and themselves.
The Karibbean Restaurant: Building a more welcoming and inclusive community through food
Building a more welcoming and inclusive community through food.
Show White River Junction Some Love
A community benefits when everyone brings their best to the table -- and White River Junction, VT businesses bring their best every day -- even through a pandemic, major road construction, and now flood damage. This campaign raises funds to help this collaborative, trusted network of small businesse
Light the Nights at Whaleback: amp up your nighttime skiing and riding experience
Join us in improving night skiing and riding at Whaleback, the Upper Valley’s nonprofit outdoor snowsports destination. First $5,000 in donations matched by a generous local donor!
Boost Healthy Food Access in NH and VT
We know that food insecurity continues to be a growing concern for many people in New England. Let's work together to make sure more of us have access to fresh, healthy, local, and organic food.
Help Support a Local Business: Peanuts Dog Treats – From Pop-Up to Permanent Shop
Peanuts Dog Treats envisions a community where all animals are given an equal opportunity to live a long happy life with their forever family. Our local animal shelters give these animals the best chance of survival but they cannot do it alone. With your support of our start up business now, we will
Aurora Bakery Expansion
At Aurora Bakery, we are creating a unique gathering place where individuals with differing abilities engage with the broader community.
Plants for People Project with Hillside Botanicals
Envision a space painted in greenery. The damp, familiar scent of rich soil. The pleasant buzz of busy pollinators, and perhaps the occasional quack from a happy duck as it roams the pasture. This is the vision for the Hillside Botanicals plant nursery that is coming to life, right here in the H
The Christmas Revels Festival
Revels North asks for your support as we raise $20,000 to help finance "The Christmas Revels Festival," December 17- 19, 2021 in downtown Lebanon, NH. This festival will include a free outdoor "Christmas Revels" production in the heart of Lebanon at Colburn Park, each day from 4:00-6:00pm. This outd
U.V.E.R. – Consumer Co-op Delivery Service
As big-name delivery apps made their way into the Upper Valley, they began taking profits away from business owners, underpaying delivery drivers, and providing subpar service. U.V.E.R. is different; we are committed to creating a delivery service that relies on customer satisfaction and keeping dol
Sunapee Region ARTS ATLAS
The greater Sunapee area is rich with 125+ Arts and Cultural Assets that make the region an exceptional place to live, work and visit. Help us to AMPLIFY them! By creating an artful, hand-illustrated cultural asset map and powerful, complementary interactive website, the Sunapee Region Arts Atlas
A Vineyard in Vermont
Help us realize this vision: a community winery for producing raw, organic Vermont wine.
The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again
Because there will not be a live production of "The Christmas Revels" due to COVID-19, Revels North is instead producing a 15-20 minute film called "The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again," available to the public in November. Your support for this project will help make free viewings of the
Food For Thought: The Growing Peace Project
Raising $5000 for our food insecurity and youth activism programs, so we can buy equipment, hire a garden manager, add more workshops, and partner with local organic farms!
Valley News COVID-19 support fund
The Valley News needs financial support from the Upper Valley community to sustain local journalism threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Base Lodge Energy Efficiency Updates
Nonprofit ski area improving energy efficiency to become better stewards of the environment and reduce operational costs.
Closing the Food Waste Loop
With your Help We Can Close the Loop and Build Healthy Soil!
Close the Loop with Compost at Sunrise Farm!
Sunrise Farm is working to build the physical infrastructure needed to compost food scraps from the community to build healthy soil on the farm, divert food waste from the landfill, and strengthen the connections between the farm and community.
Help Us Feed Friends By Feeding Foodie!
We work to decrease food insecurity and increase food access to residents of the MVRSD. We can't do this without our beloved van Foodie!
About Upper Valley
The Upper Valley of the Connecticut River is made up of thousands of visible and invisible networks of people working together.
Vital Communities works to strengthen those networks so that our region—69 distinct towns and cities spanning two states, with no single dominant metro area—can thrive. Our staff specializes in convening for change: bringing people together to size up and address our challenges. We have evolved as a hub of initiatives, resources, and working groups in such areas as business vitality, food and farming, energy, transportation, climate change, leadership, housing, and outdoor learning.