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Plaid Friday, Cider Monday, and Shop Indie Local 2022

by Jen Risley

Monadnock Region, NH

For the past decade, our community has pulled together to support locally owned businesses. This year, let's pull together even more. Please, join us!

Raised Percent :
44.60%
$5,000
Funding Goal
30
Days to go
$2,230
Fund Raised

2022 Locals’ Local Fund benefiting the Monadnock Mobile Food Pantry

by Roe-Ann Tasoulas

Monadnock Region, NH

The Locals' Local Fund will support local farmers who will be selling fresh, local food at a negotiated price to Monadnock Mobile Food pantry. The Fund will be managed by the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition in collaboration with The Community Kitchen, the operational partner for the mobile fo

Raised Percent :
61.46%
$5,000
Funding Goal
3
Days to go
$3,073
Fund Raised

A Village Roots Book – Patterns of Resilience: Northeast Permaculture in Action

by Marty Castriotta

Northeast

Emerging Patterns of Resilience: Northeast Permaculture in Action  A Village Roots Book Can we create a future that is abundant and resilient in the Northeast? In Emerging Patterns of Resilience, Marty Castriotta will delineate patterns that can be used as trail maps to navigate an uncertai

Raised Percent :
100.29%
$15,000
Funding Goal
Sep 2022
Ended
$15,044
Fund Raised

Dump to Dirt – Elm City Compost

by Albert Diemand

Keene, New Hampshire

Here at Elm City Compost, we are working on a handful of projects to advance waste diversion and sustainability efforts in the region. We are planning on expanding our Remote Drop-Off Services to surrounding towns, we have the chance to start a Pilot Compost Collection for local schools, and we are

Raised Percent :
35.33%
$6,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2022
Ended
$2,120
Fund Raised

The Keene Sentinel – News for the Future

by James Rinker

Keene, New Hampshire

We cannot think of a recent time during which staying informed is more crucial. Understanding national, state and, most importantly, local events and their impact on you, as a reader and citizen, is vital. Help us expand this coverage, to provide you more trusted local news and to broaden your under

Raised Percent :
41.66%
$50,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2022
Ended
$20,830
Fund Raised

GKPC and The Thing in the Spring

by Julie Schoelzel

Keene, New Hampshire

Coming together to celebrate -- whether with food, music, holiday festivals or the arts -- has a long tradition of uniting our communities throughout the Monadnock Region. More than just a night out, local events become a part of our family traditions (think holiday lightings and annual parades), in

Raised Percent :
41.00%
$6,500
Funding Goal
Jun 2022
Ended
$2,665
Fund Raised

Start Small. Think Big. Impact Monadnock

by Katie Gardella

Monadnock Region, NH

Our vision is that every child in the Monadnock Region and their families are thriving! Your gift can help make that vision a reality. Start Small. Think Big. is the early childhood development initiative of Impact Monadnock…because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success o

Raised Percent :
51.20%
$12,500
Funding Goal
Jun 2022
Ended
$6,400
Fund Raised

Building Racial Equity in the Monadnock Region

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Building a Racial Equity Growth Plan for our region, one that will eliminate racial inequities in our area and improve the outcomes of all racial groups.

Raised Percent :
75.05%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2022
Ended
$1,501
Fund Raised

Community Supported Solar for Farms

by Benée Hershon

Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Farmers are the heart of our region: providing fresh produce, caring for the land, and nourishing our community. With farmers being key to our local food system and conservation priorities, it is crucial that they too are supported. Here’s one great way — through the Monadnock Region’s Community Sup

Raised Percent :
131.94%
$13,500
Funding Goal
Mar 2022
Ended
$17,812
Fund Raised

Shop Indie Local – Grow the Movement

by Jen Risley

Cincinnati, OH

For the past decade, our Shop Indie Local partners have pulled together to support locally owned businesses. Now, we invite you to fuel our movement!

Raised Percent :
108.14%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Mar 2022
Ended
$5,407
Fund Raised

Let’s Rejuvenate the Sullivan Country Store

by Megan Lafaso Hercher

140 Route 9, Sullivan, NH 03445

Looking to 2022, help us cross the finish line and re-open the Sullivan Country Store.

Raised Percent :
61.67%
$15,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2022
Ended
$9,250
Fund Raised

Back to School with Food Connects

by Jen Risley

Brattleboro, VT

Food Connects wants to help nourish Farm to School programs in the Monadnock Region. Be part of the movement to create Healthy Families, Thriving Farms, and Connected Communities today!

Raised Percent :
173.83%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Sep 2021
Ended
$17,383
Fund Raised

The Farm Cafe Outdoor Patio Campaign

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Our campaign will help us obtain new outdoor tables, chairs, and umbrellas in order to create a positive, safe outdoor dining patio. Support our campaign today!

Raised Percent :
119.77%
$3,000
Funding Goal
Sep 2021
Ended
$3,593
Fund Raised

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

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

For 94 years, the Historical Society of Cheshire County has been connecting people with local history. And recently, we have learned that our history stories can reach a larger audience when we share our programs over the internet. State-of-the-art technologies will allow the Historical Society of C

Raised Percent :
112.11%
$3,600
Funding Goal
Jul 2021
Ended
$4,036
Fund Raised

The Keene Sentinel – News for the Future

by Jessica Garcia

Keene, NH

We cannot think of a recent time during which staying informed is more crucial. Understanding national, state and, most importantly, local events and their impact on you, as a reader and citizen, is vital. Help us expand this coverage, to provide you more trusted local news and to broaden your under

Raised Percent :
46.75%
$77,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2021
Ended
$36,000
Fund Raised

Start Small, Think Big – Impact Monadnock

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Children in the Monadnock region are the most important investment we can make—focusing on the welfare of children from birth to age eight creates a strong foundation for their future health and happiness. Help us raise $10,000 to support Impact Monadnock Every donation will be matched dollar for do

Raised Percent :
65.48%
$20,000
Funding Goal
Jun 2021
Ended
$13,095
Fund Raised

The Monadnock Restaurant Project

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Let's give our local restaurant economy a “shot in the arm” this winter and spring. Support our homegrown stimulus project!

Raised Percent :
100.47%
$30,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2021
Ended
$30,142
Fund Raised

Plaid Friday, Cider Monday, & More

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

For the past decade, our community has pulled together to support locally owned businesses. This holiday season, we need to pull together even more. Please, join us!

Raised Percent :
104.52%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Oct 2021
Ended
$5,226
Fund Raised

Fuel More Farms & Local Food

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Support projects addressing Farms & Local Food in the Monadnock Region. Let's provide campaign teams with the extra resources they need to make their vision happen.

Raised Percent :
131.82%
$550
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$725
Fund Raised

Fuel More Living Wage Jobs & Equity

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Support projects addressing Living Wage Jobs & Equity in our region. Let's provide campaign teams with the extra resources they need to make their vision happen.

Raised Percent :
104.00%
$500
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$520
Fund Raised

Sculpture at Keene Airport

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Help us transform a once negative space into a welcoming sculpture park.

Raised Percent :
118.65%
$3,045
Funding Goal
Sep 2020
Ended
$3,613
Fund Raised

Teaching Successful Home Sharing

by Jen Risley

E Dummerston, VT

Support the development of our online course where people will learn how to create healthy, happy shared homes!

Raised Percent :
102.03%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2020
Ended
$10,203
Fund Raised

Help Village Roots Secure a Walk-In Cooler

by Jen Risley

Monadnock

Your support helps Village Roots Permaculture Farm purchase and install a Walk-In Cooler -- and provide more fresh, healthy and safe food to our community.

Raised Percent :
106.25%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$2,125
Fund Raised

Prime Roast Beans By Bike

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

As demand for BySpoke - Beans By Bike continues to grow, we find ourselves in need of a back-up battery for Iris. With your support, we can keep Iris rolling and our community caffeinated!

Raised Percent :
170.00%
$600
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$1,020
Fund Raised

Keep CC&D’s Kitchen Market Q’ing

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Support CC&D's Kitchen Market by helping us purchase essential safety equipment and supplies for the catering arm of our business.

Raised Percent :
115.42%
$1,200
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$1,385
Fund Raised

Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza to Support Local Dairies

by Jen Risley

Alstead, NH

Small dairy farms and artisan cheesemakers have been hit pretty hard by the pandemic, and we'd love to be able to support their work by featuring their products on our pizzas this year, without transferring this increased cost onto our customers, or cutting into what we're able to donate.

Raised Percent :
100.50%
$1,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$1,005
Fund Raised

Archway Farm Store Upgrade

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Help us upgrade the electric service of our farm store to better handle our new display freezers and refrigerator and give us more capacity to make additional upgrades going forward.

Raised Percent :
104.50%
$1,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$1,045
Fund Raised

Supporting Co-op Curbside Pick-up

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

We turn to our community to help us cover a portion of the cost of a refrigerated trailer. Your support will help us keep curbside pick-up available now and into the future.

Raised Percent :
106.41%
$7,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2020
Ended
$7,449
Fund Raised

Help Local Journalism Thrive

by Jessica Garcia

Keene, NH

In these difficult times, local and trusted journalism is more important than ever. You can help The Keene Sentinel continue to provide vital news coverage for this region.

Raised Percent :
104.41%
$45,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2020
Ended
$46,986
Fund Raised

Fuel More Affordable Housing

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Support projects addressing Affordable Housing in the Monadnock Region. Let's provide them with the extra resources they need to make their vision happen.

Raised Percent :
111.33%
$750
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$835
Fund Raised

Helping Kids Access Success

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Investing in children is investing in the future of our community. Help kids access opportunities in our community that cultivate a successful adulthood.

Raised Percent :
111.50%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2020
Ended
$2,230
Fund Raised

Growing Local Food Markets in the Monadnock Region

by Jen Risley

Brattleboro, VT

Join us and make it easier to buy and sell local food in our community! Together we can build healthier families, thriving farms, and connected communities.

Raised Percent :
108.50%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2020
Ended
$10,850
Fund Raised

Monadnock United Way

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Our region has proven time and again that we are Better Together. United Together, we can: • Ensure people have good food and safe homes to live in • Prepare children and families for success • Create financially stable homes With your support, we will eliminate fear and uncertainty. We will

Raised Percent :
103.85%
$23,000
Funding Goal
Nov 2020
Ended
$23,885
Fund Raised

Yoga for Recovery

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

A community-funded effort geared toward supporting the individuals of our community who are in recovery by providing scholarships to attend regular yoga classes at Mudita.

Raised Percent :
103.00%
$2,500
Funding Goal
Nov 2019
Ended
$2,575
Fund Raised

2019 Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and More

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

YOU can help us inspire more of our friends and neighbors to support locally owned businesses by shifting more of our holiday spending to independent businesses. Show off your dedication to the local economy movement and support our campaign today!

Raised Percent :
100.78%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Nov 2019
Ended
$5,039
Fund Raised

Fast Charge Monadnock

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Fast Charge Monadnock aims to lower greenhouse gases and increase regional sustainable living by investing in electric vehicle infrastructure. Stepping into the clean emissions future today requires investment in electric vehicle charging - specifically fast EV charging stations. Join us in bringing

Raised Percent :
108.39%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Oct 2019
Ended
$10,839
Fund Raised

A Stone Mill for Mill Hollow

by Jen Risley

East Alstead, NH

In communities all across America, bakeries are introducing their customers to the increased nutritional value and flavor of baked goods made with freshly milled flour. Through the acquisition of a hand-built stone mill from New American Stone Mills in Elmore, Vermont, we hope to be able to provide

Raised Percent :
113.78%
$12,750
Funding Goal
Oct 2019
Ended
$14,507
Fund Raised

Solar Powered Popsicles

by Jen Risley

Winchester, NH

Bringing Cheshire Garden popsicles to more people with a solar powered cooler.

Raised Percent :
105.65%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2018
Ended
$2,113
Fund Raised

Join Us: Make The Local Crowd Monadnock Stronger

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Leveraging the power of crowdfunding to make wonderful ideas happen -- projects that support a local, green and fair economy in the Monadnock region.

Raised Percent :
100.00%
$2,500
Funding Goal
Oct 2018
Ended
$2,500
Fund Raised

MAxT Coworking and Education Center

by Jen Risley

Peterborough, NH

MAxT Makerspace seeks to create a new space for local consultants, entrepreneurs and creative people to work, meet and collaborate.

Raised Percent :
70.62%
$9,700
Funding Goal
Aug 2018
Ended
$6,850
Fund Raised

First Friday Art Hop

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Creating a blank canvas of opportunity for the arts in Downtown Keene

Raised Percent :
100.00%
$1,100
Funding Goal
Jun 2018
Ended
$1,100
Fund Raised

NH Bee Initiative

by Jen Risley

Peterborough, NH

The NH Bee Initiative Brings The Good of the Hive to Paint a Mural

Raised Percent :
111.43%
$15,000
Funding Goal
Jun 2018
Ended
$16,715
Fund Raised

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

by Jen Risley

Chesterfield, NH

Bring locally sourced power to local farmers through a Community Supported Solar framework.

Raised Percent :
42.50%
$6,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2018
Ended
$2,550
Fund Raised

Village Roots Barn Raising

by Jen Risley

East Alstead, NH

Help us raise a barn! A well-designed building is like a generator on a farm: producing the materials and ideas that feed the entire system.

Raised Percent :
112.29%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Mar 2018
Ended
$11,229
Fund Raised

Moving Outdoors

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

The Montessori Schoolhouse Outdoor Classroom Project

Raised Percent :
109.18%
$8,000
Funding Goal
Mar 2018
Ended
$8,734
Fund Raised

Monadnock Buy Local Members Fuel The Movement

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

We turn to you -- our renewing Monadnock Buy Local members -- to help us transition into a stronger and more financially viable network.

Raised Percent :
106.00%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Jan 2018
Ended
$5,300
Fund Raised

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

by Jen Risley

East Swanzey, NH

The Bicycle Mayor of Keene accelerates the progress of cycling in the Monadnock region by focusing on three areas: education, creation and connection -- with an aim to get more people on more bikes more often.

Raised Percent :
167.14%
$1,400
Funding Goal
Dec 2017
Ended
$2,340
Fund Raised

Placemaker Local Rewards Program

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

Making Connections Visible and Rewards Sweeter

Raised Percent :
102.99%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2017
Ended
$5,150
Fund Raised

Hinsdale Beautification Committee Safe Streets Project

by Jen Risley

Hinsdale, NH

We're looking to make our Main Street safer and more welcoming for all.

Raised Percent :
58.25%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Nov 2017
Ended
$1,165
Fund Raised

Barn Raising at Stonewall Farm

by Jen Risley

Keene, NH

This community-oriented project is to design and build a barn for the animals used in our educational and visitor services programs.

Raised Percent :
224.65%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Mar 2017
Ended
$22,465
Fund Raised

Farm To Table On Wheels

by Jen Risley

Archway Farm in Keene, NH

From  Archway Farm  Bringing the best locally grown food to a cart near you.

Raised Percent :
103.82%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Feb 2017
Ended
$5,191
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.