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Keene’s First Multicultural Community Center

The Keene Community Cultural Center project hopes to bring together individuals from different cultural backgrounds with the common goal of addressing diverse needs to bring our community together. We hope to create a tangible physical space we can call home.

Raised Percent :
83%
$12,000
Funding Goal
34
Days to go
$10,050
Fund Raised

From Our Trailer to Tack Room – Help us grow!

Surry, NH

We believe in the power of horses, teams, and communities to bring positive change. Help us boost access to our therapeutic horsemanship program throughout the region – empowering more individuals with a vast range of needs.

Raised Percent :
44%
$5,500
Funding Goal
Apr 2024
Ended
$2,470
Fund Raised

The Jewelry Bar

Keene, NH

Linking our community together and driving business to our downtown and surrounding areas. Permanent jewelry is fun, exciting, and signifies bonds between people. Offering Pop-Up Shop style booths will not only bring additional presence, it will simultaneously drive business to the pop-up location or event.

Raised Percent :
37%
$5,200
Funding Goal
Jan 2024
Ended
$1,960
Fund Raised

Plaid Friday, Cider Monday, and Shop Indie Local 2023

Keene, NH

For the past decade, our community has pulled together to support locally owned businesses during the holiday season. This year, let's inspire more of us to join the movement to Shop Indie Local this holiday season and BEYOND. Please, join us!

Raised Percent :
100%
$2,600
Funding Goal
Nov 2023
Ended
$2,615
Fund Raised

Round It Up for Food Connects Farm to School Initiative

Keene, NH

Food Connects nourishes 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 :
22%
$500
Funding Goal
Sep 2023
Ended
$110
Fund Raised

Building a More Walkable Keene

Keene, NH

Increasing tourism, economic activity, public health, safety, and sustainability by building a more walkable community.

Raised Percent :
100%
$13,000
Funding Goal
Jun 2023
Ended
$13,000
Fund Raised

Choose Indie Local – Grow the Movement

Wayland, MA

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

Raised Percent :
102%
$2,500
Funding Goal
Mar 2023
Ended
$2,550
Fund Raised

The Daily Good Global Foods Pantries

Keene, NH

What makes daily life better for college students? Culturally-responsive foods from their home countries! (Check the local rewards for contributions of $25 or $50.)

Raised Percent :
102%
$2,800
Funding Goal
Mar 2023
Ended
$2,860
Fund Raised

Build the Movement for More Local, Equitable, and Sustainable Economies

National Movement

AMIBA is the leading national organization building the Local Economy Movement. Double the impact of every dollar you donate to build a strong local economy movement that is diverse, equitable, and sustainable.

Raised Percent :
24%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Dec 2022
Ended
$1,240
Fund Raised

Knight Affordable Housing Solutions – Create an Affordable Housing Development of 400-600 sq ft Houses in Cheshire County

Keene, NH

Our project is build a community of smaller, more affordable houses in Cheshire County to help with the housing crisis and provide more options for people that can't afford or don't want the larger mortgage that comes with the larger houses that are currently on the market.  Our goal is to build 1 to 2 bedroom 400-600 sq ft houses (not condos) for $100,000-$150,000 (under $1,000 monthly mortgage payment-including all taxes and insurance), each with their own yard, parking, privacy, rights to modify, etc.  Besides a lower mortgage payment, living in a smaller house provides many benefits, including less cleaning and maintenance, more money to spend on fun stuff like traveling or freedom to work less, more time outside and with family/friends, less environmental impact/more sustainable, etc.

Raised Percent :
100%
$7,000
Funding Goal
Dec 2022
Ended
$7,058
Fund Raised

Plaid Friday, Cider Monday, and Shop Indie Local 2022

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 :
101%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Oct 2022
Ended
$5,080
Fund Raised

2022 Locals’ Local Fund benefiting the Monadnock Mobile Food Pantry

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 food pantry. The Monadnock Mobile Food Pantry is committed to strengthening an equitable and ecologically sound local food system by improving access to fresh, sustainably produced, local food for all Monadnock residents.

Raised Percent :
63%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Oct 2022
Ended
$3,173
Fund Raised

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

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 uncertain future. The book offers a clear case for why permaculture and why now, with the topic explained and explored in clear and compelling terms. Emerging Patterns of Resilience will explore some of the best examples of permaculture design, in the Northeast, with regard for the ecological and cultural patterns and practices that inform such design. This book aims to inspire the next generation, the climate generation, to co-create a future of abundance.  At the same time, this book will be an important text for anyone in the Northeast who is ready to design and build systems with ecological and cultural regeneration in mind.

Raised Percent :
100%
$15,000
Funding Goal
Sep 2022
Ended
$15,044
Fund Raised

Building Racial Equity in the Monadnock Region

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

Dump to Dirt – Elm City Compost

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 working to develop a compost site within Keene. We need community support to ensure these projects succeed. So, we are asking for your help, all of our amazing community, in raising $6,000 to grow this purpose-driven, locally owned company.

Raised Percent :
35%
$6,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2022
Ended
$2,120
Fund Raised

The Keene Sentinel – News for the Future

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 understanding of local events and developments by supporting our News for the Future campaign. Read more about the work our journalists have done this past year in our 2022 Community Impact Report at www.sentinelsource.com/impact.

Raised Percent :
41%
$50,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2022
Ended
$20,830
Fund Raised

Start Small. Think Big. Impact Monadnock

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 of our youngest citizens. The Early Childhood Development Initiative of Impact Monadnock targets all children in the Monadnock Region, from birth to age eight, and their families. It was created in response to research indicating that early childhood development is one of the most critical factors determining the future of all citizens throughout the entire region—because what happens to our youngest residents will have a powerful impact on our community’s future success and prosperity. The most important investment we can make—Focusing on the educational achievement and welfare of children from birth to age eight creates a strong foundation for their future health, happiness and economic opportunity. And this in turn, leads to more stability and prosperity for the communities where they live. Healthy children who succeed in school and find positive outlets for play and recreation are far more likely to become productive, contributing members of the community. This is why early childhood development programs like Start Small. Think Big. are so important for the future of our region.

Raised Percent :
51%
$12,500
Funding Goal
Jun 2022
Ended
$6,400
Fund Raised

GKPC and The Thing in the Spring

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), introduce new people to the region, and demonstrate all there is to enjoy here throughout the year.

Raised Percent :
41%
$6,500
Funding Goal
Jun 2022
Ended
$2,665
Fund Raised

Let’s Rejuvenate the Sullivan Country Store

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

Shop Indie Local - Grow the Movement

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

Community Supported Solar for Farms

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 Supported Solar for Farms project.

Raised Percent :
131%
$13,500
Funding Goal
Mar 2022
Ended
$17,812
Fund Raised

Plaid Friday, Cider Monday, & More

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

Back to School with Food Connects

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

The Farm Cafe Outdoor Patio Campaign

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

The Keene Sentinel - News for the Future

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 understanding of local events and developments by supporting our News for the Future campaign.

Raised Percent :
46%
$77,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2021
Ended
$36,000
Fund Raised

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

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 Cheshire County to document, share, and broadcast our programs to the world. Virtual presentations can reach people who live far away or have barriers such as transportation or mobility issues.

Raised Percent :
112%
$3,600
Funding Goal
Jul 2021
Ended
$4,036
Fund Raised

Start Small, Think Big - Impact Monadnock

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 dollar up to $10,000 thanks to a group of MUW supporters: Dick & Kris Hill;Jeff Miller & Carol MacKinnon; Katie Schwerin & Bill Whyte; Tony & Barb Tremblay; John & Nancy Hann; Bridget & Peter Hansel.

Raised Percent :
65%
$20,000
Funding Goal
Jun 2021
Ended
$13,095
Fund Raised

The Monadnock Restaurant Project

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

Fuel More Living Wage Jobs & Equity

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%
$500
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$520
Fund Raised

Fuel More Farms & Local Food

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%
$550
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$725
Fund Raised

Fuel More Affordable Housing

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%
$750
Funding Goal
Jan 2021
Ended
$835
Fund Raised

Monadnock United Way

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 lift up our region. We will make it vibrant in the face of hardship.

Raised Percent :
103%
$23,000
Funding Goal
Nov 2020
Ended
$23,885
Fund Raised

Sculpture at Keene Airport

Keene, NH

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

Raised Percent :
118%
$3,045
Funding Goal
Sep 2020
Ended
$3,613
Fund Raised

Prime Roast Beans By Bike

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

Supporting Co-op Curbside Pick-up

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

Archway Farm Store Upgrade

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

Orchard Hill Breadworks Pizza to Support Local Dairies

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

Keep CC&D's Kitchen Market Q'ing

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

Help Village Roots Secure a Walk-In Cooler

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

Teaching Successful Home Sharing

E Dummerston, VT

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

Raised Percent :
102%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Jul 2020
Ended
$10,203
Fund Raised

Help Local Journalism Thrive

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

Growing Local Food Markets in the Monadnock Region

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

Helping Kids Access Success

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

Yoga for Recovery

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

2019 Plaid Friday, Cider Monday and More

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

Fast Charge Monadnock

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 the first EV fast charger to the region, located at the Monadnock Food Co-op, and enable local and thoroughfare electric vehicle charging while enabling these zero emission vehicles to multiply on our roadways, reduce our regional vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, and increase our regional sustainability.

Raised Percent :
108%
$10,000
Funding Goal
Oct 2019
Ended
$10,839
Fund Raised

A Stone Mill for Mill Hollow

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 our community with a better tasting, more nutritious loaf while also bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.

Raised Percent :
113%
$12,750
Funding Goal
Oct 2019
Ended
$14,507
Fund Raised

Join Us: Make The Local Crowd Monadnock Stronger

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

MAxT Coworking and Education Center

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

Solar Powered Popsicles

Winchester, NH

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

Raised Percent :
105%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2018
Ended
$2,113
Fund Raised

First Friday Art Hop

Keene, NH

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

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

NH Bee Initiative

Peterborough, NH

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

Raised Percent :
111%
$15,000
Funding Goal
Jun 2018
Ended
$16,715
Fund Raised

Growing NH's Energy Independence - Helping Farmers Harvest the Sun

Chesterfield, NH

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

Raised Percent :
42%
$6,000
Funding Goal
Apr 2018
Ended
$2,550
Fund Raised

Village Roots Barn Raising

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

Moving Outdoors

Keene, NH

The Montessori Schoolhouse Outdoor Classroom Project

Raised Percent :
109%
$8,000
Funding Goal
Mar 2018
Ended
$8,734
Fund Raised

Monadnock Buy Local Members Fuel The Movement

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

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

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

Hinsdale Beautification Committee Safe Streets Project

Hinsdale, NH

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

Raised Percent :
58%
$2,000
Funding Goal
Nov 2017
Ended
$1,165
Fund Raised

Placemaker Local Rewards Program

Keene, NH

Making Connections Visible and Rewards Sweeter

Raised Percent :
102%
$5,000
Funding Goal
Aug 2017
Ended
$5,150
Fund Raised

Barn Raising at Stonewall Farm

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

Farm To Table On Wheels

Archway Farm in Keene, NH

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

Raised Percent :
103%
$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.