Thanks to the thousands of you in the community who voted with your heart, here they are the winners of the Northeast Credit Union Love Your Community Awards for 2020. Thanks to you we were all able to make a meaningful impact for these truly deserving organizations.
The application period for 2021 has ended.
The NH Department of Education funds charter schools at a rate of $5450/student while the average statewide expenditure for nonchartered public schools is $16,000/student. Your donation will make a very real and important difference to our students.
We provide college scholarships to students at area high schools to empower the next generation of civic minded leaders. We would be able to expand our scholarship program and assist more students achieve their academic goals with this grant.
Food for Children is a non-profit ministry providing food and essential items to 350 local low-income families. Funding would cover marketing outreach and service distribution to 100 more families to fight against inner city food insecurity.
Footprints Food Pantry is a 501c3 located in Kittery, Maine and serving the communities of both Kittery and Eliot, Maine. Footprints provides non-perishable groceries, fresh produce, proteins, personal care products and pet food to clients each week.
These funds will be used for veterinary care to help our shelter pets awaiting adoption. Whether we provide immunizations, life-saving surgeries, or comfort care for a senior pet, this money will help many be healthy and able to start a
New England Disabled Sports is a not-for-profit organization, providing adaptive sports instruction to students of varying abilities. This money would allow NEDS to carry on our mission of “through sports, to change lives affected by disabilities.”
The explosive detection K9 program has been requested/used 19 times. The explosive detection K9 is a huge asset to the seacoast (NH). The K9 program is strictly donation based and the money would go directly towards the dog and the
The Animal Rescue League of NH (ARLNH) improves animal welfare in our communities by helping pets and the people who care for them. ARLNH would use these funds to support community impact programs assisting those in need with pet supplies
Aspire Living & Learning seeks support of Aspire Online, our program for individuals with intellectual disabilities in our NH service area. Started in response to COVID-19, the program continues critical day supports while keeping everyone safe.
Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit home, health and hospice organization serving over 40 communities in Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in NH and York County in ME. Money will support underfunded programs and care for those in need.
DALC helps all adults who seek to learn enhance their skills and improve their lives through education, job preparation, high school completion, and enrichment classes. We help our students become more effective lifelong learners, family members.
We would use it to keep the Dover High music programs that we fund running despite Covid-19 canceling most of our 2020 fundraisers. We provide funding for all the band, chorus and color guard programs at the school (about 200
Families First Healthcare for the Homeless Program provides medical care to those experiencing homeless in our community. If we won, we would be able to provide warm meals in the form of local restaurant gift cards to 25-200 homeless patients.
The HYA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization which provides recreational athletic programs for the youth of the Greater Hampton, NH community. Each child has an equal opportunity to participate regardless of ability and financial standing.
The Players’ Ring is a nonprofit whose mission is to nurture freedom and excellence within the local artist community. This award will allow much needed renovations to ensure a better experience for the performers, crews and patrons.
Pope Memorial SPCA is dedicated to caring for abandoned and homeless pets, protecting and advocating for pets in need, and promoting the humane treatment of all animals. Funding will make a difference in the lives of many pets.
Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s first and largest transit museum of its kind. Funds will be used to support building a playground and family play area! Read more about our project, here: https://trolleymuseum.org/familyarea/
SONH offers, year-round sports training and athletic competition in 17 sports serving over 3,024 individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout the granite state. When it is safe, this funding will support our athletes return to competition.
Asperger Works is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate employers about Asperger’s and to aid adults Aspies with employment issues. With this funding, we would be able to provide our clients with a professional job coach and employment success.
AVHCS is a nonprofit home health care agency that delivers personal & homemaking care for the unprotected of our community. With funding we could reach a greater number of clients and help keep them in their homes to avoid nursing
Friends of the BPL believe that a thriving library is a valuable community asset that must be nourished and supported. We would use the funds for our Summer Reading Program to offer learning experiences and literacy support for children and
The Berwick Public Library has been acting as the town’s Community Center. The award would be used to expand resources, programs, community meetings, and events for all ages at the Berwick Public Library, free of charge to the public.
BBBSNH’s mission is to create, foster and support one-to-one relationships between youth facing adversity and volunteer adult mentors. There is no charge to families and volunteers however each match cost $1800 to support.
Our organization comes alongside service members, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones by offering retreats in the Lakes Region to help those who served bounce back in mind, body, and spirit. Funds raised would help us conduct the events.
CAHS serves 18 communities in Mount Washington Valley and beyond. Adoptions, educational programs, and emergency response are a few services we offer. We save lives. If we won this money, we would be able to save even more lives in
The Friends raise support for arts and culture programming at Kittery Community Center, a self-supporting town department. We wish to open a new gallery of historic community photo murals, and to build a budget reserve for planning future exhibits.
GDHS rescues animals and places them in permanent loving homes. We do not maintain a shelter, all of our rescued animals are kept in foster homes until we can place them. Volunteer only. We have very high veterinarian bills and
Hair Matters helps cancer patients cope with devastating hair loss with specialized resources and custom support. This unique care improves health outcomes, restores vitality and hope while reducing fear and isolation for all who seek their help.
HOBY New Hampshire’s mission is to inspire and develop the global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The funding would be help support the operations of the 2021 three-day leadership seminar.
Jen’s Friends is a 100% volunteer organization providing financial assistance/resources to cancer patients in MWV so they can focus on healing. This award would provide food, gas, utilities, and other non-medical expenses to support quality of life.
Kennebunk Free Library provides a wide variety of resources and services for community members of all ages. With this funding we could purchase 12 more Chromebook and hotspot sets for circulation or distribute hundreds of take and make kits.
Kids Five & Over is an all-volunteer local nonprofit dedicated to helping children in challenging economic circumstances grow their talents & find their niche. If awarded funds, we would use all the money to fund sponsorships.
KCM provides our community with access to local farms, artisans, prepared foods, and small businesses. Funding will help cover operational costs, entertainment, SNAP expenses, and enriching programs such as the Kid’s Power of Produce Program.
The Monarch School of New England provides unlimited possibilities for students with special needs. Any funding received would benefit efforts to secure needed resources, technology & supplies to continue safe, consistent educational opportunities.
We would use the money to provide low-cost learn to skate lessons to skaters in the White Mountains of Maine and New Hampshire. This grant would allow upwards of 25 skaters to be able to learn how to skate.
Due to the pandemic fundraising has been adversely impacted. Basic medical care costs are over $100,000 annually. Your support would help with updating vaccinations, providing heartworm and flea/tick treatments, spaying/neutering and a microchip.
Project CHILD: Children and Horses – Inspiration, Learning and Discovery. The LYC Funds will give children with disabilities, ages 3-18, from low-mod income households in Southern Maine, access to the benefits of equine assisted services at RTT.
Soul Models is a nonprofit organization serving middle-school aged girls in Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire. Their mission is to empower girls to discover their authentic selves as they become mindful, confident, and engaged leaders.
Zebra Crossings Board of Directors has engaged a Consultant to guide the organization through a board development and strategic planning process. We have a reduced number of programs, so it is an opportune time to pause and plan for the
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest Voluntary Health Organization providing Alzheimer’s Care Support and Research and the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s Research worldwide. This would go to our Central NH Walk to End Alzheimer’s!
An all-volunteer organization, ARCH maintains the c.1701 Colonel Paul Wentworth House as an educational and cultural center. This funding will support our school programs, exhibits, and living history events which celebrate our town’s rich history.
Concord Regional VNA is the largest home health and hospice agency in NH. They are committed to meeting the health needs of all patients, clients, and families. They offer a wide range of personalized services and programs to people of
Girls Inc. of New Hampshire inspires all girls to be Strong (through healthy living), Smart (through education), and Bold (through independence). Funding from Northeast Credit Union will help install a playground at the Manchester Girls Inc. Center.
My Friend’s Place provides emergency shelter and transitional housing services to single men, women and families. We would use the money to buy gift cards for things like haircuts and other services that there are no outlets for.
Project Music Works is the umbrella organization for Rock My Soul, a local Seacoast musical choir. We perform musical outreach in nursing homes, hospice facilities and jails, bringing inspiring and uplifting music to those in need of healing.
The Rice Public Library is undergoing a renovation & expansion that will preserve the 1888 building while transforming it into a 21st century library with a sunny spacious children’s area. We will use funds to expand children’s literacy programming.
The SHARE Fund is a nonprofit providing financial and material assistance for individuals that are struggling. There will be a fundraiser/food drive on July 31st, and with this funding, we can support hundreds of families with fresh dairy products.
Birchtree builds healthy & productive futures for students with autism in N.H., Maine & Massachusetts. A LYC Award will help fund hands-on learning for students with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, at home, and in our community.