The Local Crowd Monadnock

A community-based crowdfunding program that's about us, our region & our community.

Monadnock Projects

The Farm Cafe Outdoor Patio Campaign

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Last year The Farm Café in Keene, NH planned on updating our outdoor dining experience prior to the pandemic, but the pandemic set us back, as with most restaurants worldwide.   Our campaign through The Local Crowd Monadnock will help us obtain new outdoor tables, chairs, and umbrellas in

Raised Percent :
100%
$3,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$3,593
Fund Raised

Back to School with Food Connects

by Katelyn Heller

Brattleboro, VT

Farm to School in a Neighborhood Near You! Food Connects is an entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to create healthy families, thriving farms, and connected communities. We partner with local schools throughout southeastern Vermont to develop and coach their Farm to School initiatives

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$17,383
Fund Raised

The Keene Sentinel – News for the Future

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Want a reward? Scroll down and click "Rewards" to see the available reward levels.   Dear Reader and Supporter of The Keene Sentinel, As you know, a severe drop in ad revenue continues to make it difficult for local newspapers to keep their doors open. Despite that ongoing challenge, we are c

Raised Percent :
44.51%
$77,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$34,275
Fund Raised

The Monadnock Restaurant Project

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

"It could be a really rough few months for our fellow restauranteurs and if we don't do something soon, we could lose some of the businesses on the edge," said Luca Paris, owner of Luca's Mediterranean Café. "We can’t wait for someone else to help us. Eat, drink and build community! Let's do this as

Raised Percent :
100%
$30,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$30,132
Fund Raised

Monadnock United Way

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Your gift today will help us get to our $23,000 goal and make a difference to your neighbors in need. Who We Are For more than 65 years, Monadnock United Way has been committed to creating better lives for all in our region. Many things in our region and in our lives are different right n

Raised Percent :
100%
$23,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$23,885
Fund Raised

Fuel More Affordable Housing

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Let's Pay-It-Forward TLC Monadnock's Pay-It-Forward program provides extra support and resources to campaigns aligned with our 2021 community priorities like AFFORDABLE HOUSING.   We asked and you voted!   Our community helped The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock decide which Local Living Econo

Raised Percent :
100%
$750
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$835
Fund Raised

Fuel More Farms & Local Food

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Let's Pay-It-Forward TLC Monadnock's Pay-It-Forward program provides extra support and resources to campaigns aligned with our 2021 community priorities like FARMS & LOCAL FOOD.   We asked and you voted!   Our community helped The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock decide which Local Living Ec

Raised Percent :
100%
$550
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$625
Fund Raised

Fuel More Living Wage Jobs & Equity

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Let's Pay-It-Forward TLC Monadnock's Pay-It-Forward program provides extra support and resources to campaigns aligned with our 2021 community priorities like LIVING WAGE JOBS & EQUITY.   We asked and you voted! Our community helped The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock decide which Local L

Raised Percent :
100%
$500
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$520
Fund Raised

Start Small, Think Big – Impact Monadnock

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

    Children are counting on you! Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support Impact Monadnock (IM), the signature impact initiative of the Monadnock United Way (MUW). Every donation raised will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 by a group of dedicated MUW supporters including:

Raised Percent :
58.81%
$20,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$11,762
Fund Raised

State-of-the-Art Technologies to Tell Our Local History Stories

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

State-of-the-art technologies will allow the Historical Society of Cheshire County to document, share, and broadcast our programs to the world. With your support, we’ll reach people wherever they live and break down barriers, such as transportation or mobility issues, to offer more inclusive events.

Raised Percent :
100%
$3,600
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$4,036
Fund Raised

Sculpture at Keene Airport

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Friends of Public Art, (501-c3), needs help to raise funds for a sculpture that will transform a once negative space into a welcoming sculpture park, providing a peaceful place for all in our community to enjoy. This sculpture, designed and created by local artist, Adam Schepker, will be placed

Raised Percent :
100%
$3,045
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$3,613
Fund Raised

Teaching Successful Home Sharing

by Katelyn Heller

E Dummerston, VT

We Believe in Home Sharing Even before the pandemic, many people struggled with housing costs and social isolation. Shared housing is a viable solution many of us overlook when considering where and how to live, despite multiple advantages – social, emotional, and financial. Home sharers enjoy h

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$10,023
Fund Raised

Help Local Journalism Thrive

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Help Local Journalism Thrive Update on Help Local Journalism Thrive campaign On June 18 we surpassed the recently increased goal of $45,000 for our “Help Local Journalism Thrive” campaign. Close to 400 people have contributed to this effort, which we launched after advertising revenue plummeted,

Raised Percent :
100%
$45,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$46,986
Fund Raised

Growing Local Food Markets in the Monadnock Region

by Katelyn Heller

Brattleboro, VT

Who We Are & What We Do Food Connects is an entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to create healthy families, thriving farms, and connected communities. We partner with local farmers and food producers throughout the Monadnock Region like Frisky Cow Gelato, Echo Farm Puddings, and Picad

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$10,850
Fund Raised

Helping Kids Access Success

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Every Kid Counts! The children in our community are the next generation of workers, parents and community leaders, but not all kids have an equal start in life because their families struggle financially to get by. The Keene Housing Kids Collaborative gives kids living in Keene Housing househo

Raised Percent :
100%
$2,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,230
Fund Raised

Yoga for Recovery

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Our crowdfunding campaign is designed to connect people in recovery with yoga and the community that comes with a yoga studio like Mudita. Yoga is a practice that has an array of benefits from physical to mental to emotional to spiritual. A practice like this is valuable to all of us and could be

Raised Percent :
100%
$2,500
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,575
Fund Raised

2019 Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and More

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Last year's Shift Your Shopping Promotion (including our community's signature Plaid Friday Event) went statewide. With your support, we will continue to build traction -- inspiring more and more AND MORE community participation and media attention. Jen Risley, Marketing Manager at Monadnock Food Co

Raised Percent :
100%
$5,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$5,039
Fund Raised

Fast Charge Monadnock

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Fast Charge Monadnock has an anonymous donor match until the end of the campaign! Donate $25 and your donation is doubled to $50! Double your impact and know that your dollars are will work to build an EV economy in the region while providing cleaner air and transportation. The Monadnock Food

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$10,839
Fund Raised

A Stone Mill for Mill Hollow

by Katelyn Heller

East Alstead, NH

It is our mission to provide our community with the most delicious and nourishing bread and pastry we can offer. A flour mill will improve both the quality and flavor of our offerings, as well as the nutritional value of our breads and pastries. By using the traditional method of stone milling flour

Raised Percent :
100%
$12,750
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$14,507
Fund Raised

Join Us: Make The Local Crowd Monadnock Stronger

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

We’re wrapping up the pilot phase of The Local Crowd Monadnock (TLC Monadnock), a locally based crowdfunding platform which raised over $90,000 for thirteen crowdfunding campaigns since the platform launched on March 15, 2017. We now have the opportunity to continue this program into 2019 and be

Raised Percent :
100.00%
$2,500
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,500
Fund Raised

MAxT Coworking and Education Center

by Katelyn Heller

Peterborough, NH

MAxT Makerspace and the Cornucopia Project are turning their shared office space at 49 Vose Farm Rd, Peterborough, NH into a new hub for our community to work, learn and create. Our Mission—Support the Local Business Ecosystem: Peterborough and the surrounding region have long been a center o

Raised Percent :
70.62%
$9,700
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$6,850
Fund Raised

Solar Powered Popsicles

by Katelyn Heller

Winchester, NH

Cheshire Garden is our small family farm nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern New Hampshire. We've been farming organically for more than 35 years, specializing in heirloom berries, fruits and herbs. Since organic fruits require daily picking, we carefully freeze the daily harvest and

Raised Percent :
100%
$2,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,113
Fund Raised

Growing NH’s Energy Independence – Helping Farmers Harvest the Sun

by Katelyn Heller

Chesterfield, NH

Our community proudly supports local farms in our region -- but buying local isn't always enough as farmers face substantial operating costs and tough competition from more conventional and larger farms from afar. The Community Supported Solar for Farmers project will help farmers stabilize and l

Raised Percent :
42.50%
$6,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,550
Fund Raised

First Friday Art Hop

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

Keene First Friday Art Hop is an inclusive and diverse celebration of art in downtown Keene -- including music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, food, theater, circus, design, and new boundary-crossing works of art. We'll build our creative culture and provide space, networking, and po

Raised Percent :
100.00%
$1,100
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$1,100
Fund Raised

NH Bee Initiative

by Katelyn Heller

Peterborough, NH

The New Hampshire Bee Initiative* is raising awareness about the plight of all pollinators through community education, activities, and events. As our first action we are participating in The Good of the Hive, a global initiative based on artist Matthew Willey’s personal commitment to hand-pa

Raised Percent :
100%
$15,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$16,715
Fund Raised

Village Roots Barn Raising

by Katelyn Heller

East Alstead, NH

Village Roots is a family owned and operated, regenerative farm on the Orchard Hill Community in East Alstead, NH. When we moved to Orchard Hill in 2004, we had a vision. We wanted to sink our roots, learn from our watershed, grow food and share the yield. A year later we founded Village Roots CS

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$11,229
Fund Raised

Moving Outdoors

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

About Us: The Montessori Schoolhouse, founded in 1989, moved to its current location on Hurricane Road in Keene, NH in 2015. As a Montessori School, we embrace the unique facets of Montessori education that continue to remain relevant in our modern world, including a strong focus on grace, courte

Raised Percent :
100%
$8,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$8,734
Fund Raised

Monadnock Buy Local Members Fuel The Movement

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

In 2017, we added two new programs to Monadnock Buy Local: The Local Crowd Monadnock and Monadnock Placemaker. We're working hard to ensure that these programs bring real value to our local economy and become self-funding in future years. In the meantime, to boost our capacity to run these programs

Raised Percent :
100%
$5,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$5,300
Fund Raised

Hinsdale Beautification Committee Safe Streets Project

by Katelyn Heller

Hinsdale, NH

With your support, we'll add crosswalks, seasonal parklets and a radar post to make it easier and safer for all of us to get around downtown. What's a Parklet? A Parket is a sidewalk extension that makes it easier for pedestrians to cross a street. Some parklets provide places to sit --

Raised Percent :
58.25%
$2,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$1,165
Fund Raised

Farm To Table On Wheels

by Debbie Gorski

Archway Farm in Keene, NH

Who We Are Archway Farm is a small family farm located in Keene, NH, dedicated to raising quality local pork. We think pigs are awesome, and there aren't nearly enough of them in New Hampshire. Our Mission The animals - We take great pride in raising happy healthy animals. Our pigs are

Raised Percent :
100%
$5,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$5,191
Fund Raised

Bicycle Mayor of Keene…more people on more bikes more often

by Katelyn Heller

East Swanzey, NH

I'm so proud to serve as the inaugural Bicycle Mayor of Keene (and the very first Bicycle Mayor in the United States). With our community partners, we have identified three areas that I will focus on during my two year term: education, connection and creation. Education As the Monadnock region’s

Raised Percent :
100%
$1,400
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$2,340
Fund Raised

Placemaker Local Rewards Program

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

For years, Monadnock Buy Local searched for ways to demonstrate our true impact on our local economy. Are our efforts really making a difference? Enter the Placemaker Local Rewards Program, an online loyalty platform that tracks purchases made at locally owned businesses and offers gifts and discoun

Raised Percent :
100%
$5,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$5,150
Fund Raised

Barn Raising at Stonewall Farm

by Katelyn Heller

Keene, NH

The stars of Stonewall Farm's educational programs - the sheep, alpacas, goats and chickens need a new and safer barn. The new barn will include interpretative features that encourages visitor interaction with the animals as well as provides adequate meeting space for educational programs involv

Raised Percent :
100%
$10,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$22,465
Fund Raised

Shop Indie Local: Fuel a Movement

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

From October 1 - December 31, Shop Indie Local celebrates locally owned businesses throughout North America. Together, let's boost the ripple effect of economic and community benefits that our neighborhoods, towns, and cities receive when we spend dollars at locally owned, independent businesses. Jo

Raised Percent :
0%
$5,000
Funding Goal
0
Days to go
$0
Fund Raised

What is TLC Monadnock?

TLC Monadnock leverages the power of crowdfunding to make wonderful ideas happen!

The Local Crowd (TLC) Monadnock is a community-based crowdfunding platform that empowers individuals to support the businesses, organizations, and initiatives that grow wealthier and healthier communities in our region.

Crowdfunding is the practice of sourcing small contributions from a large number of people to provide funding for a particular project or campaign. We leverage the power of crowdfunding to cultivate a stronger ecosystem of investors, service providers and local economy champions investing in a local, green and fair economy in the Monadnock Region.