Start Small. Think Big.

Because the future of the entire Monadnock Region depends on the success of our youngest citizens.

Partners in Our Work

Impact Monadnock certainly isn’t doing this work alone.

Learn more about other organizations and programs that are working at regional, state and national levels on issues affecting children 0-5 and their families.

Listings are alphabetical.

American Academy for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

AACAP offers directories of resources to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents.

Campaign for a Family-Friendly Economy

The Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy is working to build a better future for working people and a more stable economy by fighting for smart policies that lift Granite State families and make our communities stronger. They support earned sick leave, paid family and medical leave, affordable childcare, and a higher minimum wage.

Early Learning NH

Early Learning NH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all New Hampshire children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Endowment for Health

The Endowment for Health is a statewide, private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the health of New Hampshire’s people, especially those who are vulnerable and under-served. The Endowment envisions a culture that supports the physical, mental, and social well-being of all people—through every stage of life.

*NEW* Investing in the Early Years, a 2017 report by the Endowment for Health and the RAND Corporation, analyzes the costs and benefits of investing in evidence-based early childhood programs in New Hampshire and shows the importance of prioritizing programs that benefit our youngest residents. Read the full report or the research brief.

Every Child Matters in New Hampshire

Every Child Matters in NH is working with other child advocacy organizations, child serving sites, health providers, senior groups, colleges, parents, grandparents and others, to help ensure that every child has what he or she needs to grow up healthy, safe and well educated.

Families and Work Institute

Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a nonprofit research-to-action institute dedicated to providing research for living in today’s changing workplace, changing family and changing community.

Let’s Grow Kids

Let’s Grow Kids, a statewide public education campaign, aims to raise understanding of the importance of the earliest years in the lives of Vermont’s children. Funded by a collaboration of private foundations, Let’s Grow Kids is working with Vermont communities, organizations, businesses and individuals to create positive lasting change that will allow all of our children to succeed in life.

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making (MITM)a program of the Bezos Family Foundation that was developed by the Families and Work Institute (FWI), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with the general public, families and professionals who work with children and families. Based on Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI, its mission is to promote Executive Function Life Skills in adults and through them in children in order to keep the fire for learning burning brightly in all of us. is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States.

Monadnock United Way

Monadnock United Way (MUW) is a regional non-profit dedicated to improving lives by mobilizing diverse partners and investing in programs and people to create long-lasting measurable change. MUW provides management, operations, and marketing support for Impact Monadnock’s Early Childhood Initiative.

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Charitable Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,700 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and award more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation is investing in four high-impact areas to increase opportunity for New Hampshire’s kids. Impact Monadnock is generously supported by The Charitable Foundation.

New Hampshire Children’s Trust

New Hampshire Children’s Trust (NHCT) is the Governor’s designated statewide community-based child abuse prevention agency, the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and a member of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds. NHCT provides integral training, technical assistance, resources, evaluation and accreditation support to direct-service programs. NHCT also engages the general public, community, business, religious and parent leaders to take action toward eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.

Raising of America

The Raising of America Series is a five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children? The Signature Hour covers all three of these issues. The four subsequent episodes each dive in for a closer look.

Raising New Hampshire

Raising New Hampshire: The Early Years is a co-production of NH Public Television and the Endowment for Health. This 30-minute film examines the importance of health, early learning, and family support—all necessary components of a comprehensive early childhood system. Inspired by the national documentary series, The Raising of America, the New Hampshire program provides the local angle on systemic gaps and innovative solutions that could, if we work together and take action, create a better future for all New Hampshire children.


ReadyNation is the preeminent business organization working to strengthen business through better policies for children and youth. Members educate policymakers and the public about effective investments that will help businesses compete in today’s global marketplace, build a foundation for lasting economic security, and help children get on track to succeed in school and life.

Spark NH

Spark NH is an early childhood advisory council created to promote a comprehensive system of early childhood programs and services in New Hampshire. Spark NH lends Impact Monadnock its expertise in the area of early childhood development.

The Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning.

Achieving Kindergarten Readiness for All Our Children: A Funder’s Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five
By J.B. Pritzker, Jeffrey L. Bradach, and Katherine Kaufmann

The Ounce of Prevention Fund

The Ounce of Prevention Fund gives children in poverty the best chance for success in school and in life by advocating for and providing the highest-quality care and education from birth to age five. The Ounce uses private dollars to apply scientific evidence in developing innovative programs, and then leverage public funding to support their implementation and replication.


Vroom offers creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. The Bezos Family Foundation provided funding, and a lot of passion, behind the idea that all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children. The goal of Vroom is to share the science of early brain development in new ways so that all children have the chance to become thriving adults.


ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Founded in 1977 by leading researchers and clinicians in diverse disciplines focused on child development, the global non-profit organization now reaches millions of parents, professionals and policymakers each year. The ZERO TO THREE Policy Center is an independent, non-partisan research-based voice that educates the public and political leaders about the unique developmental needs of babies and toddlers.

Want to get involved and take action to support our region’s youngest citizens and their families? Learn about What You Can Do.

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