The Latest from Kismet

Mount Washington Valley Variety Pass 2016

That’s right!  The Kismet Rock Foundation MWV Variety Pass is back!  The Variety Pass is a collection of offers presented by local businesses in the Mount Washington Valley.  The businesses are providing these discounted items/services at no extra cost to Kismet.  That way, all of the proceeds from the Variety Pass go directly to our program.  To purchase, choose the amount of passes you wish to purchase and click ‘Buy Now’ below.

Mount Washington Valley Variety Pass



The offers include:

1 free flatbread pizza from Flatbread Company in North Conway, NH

1 free hot or cold coffee drink of any size from Frontside Grind

10% off a full priced purchase at International Mountain Equipment (IME)

1 free single scoop of ice cream from #piewholestuffer

Buy one get one free breakfast entree when dining-in at the J-Town Deli in Jackson, NH

 

We would like to thank all of the businesses that have been so generous with their donations to Kismet and the MWV Variety Pass.  It means a lot to know that we have the support of the local business community!

NH Electric Co-op Foundation and a Community Fundraiser

Kismet Rock Foundation recently received a grant award of $3,500.00 from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation.  These funds will help cover the tuition costs for two students from Bartlett, NH to attend Kismet for the 2016 summer program season.  We are very grateful for this award and excited about the level of support we receive from the community.

This grant is made possible by NH Electric Co-op members who participate in the Round-up program and have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the nearest dollar.  The average annual donation is approximately six dollars a year.  It’s amazing what six dollars can do!  If you would like to learn more, follow this link to the NHEC Round-up program.

Kismet’s Spring Community Fundraiser

Two members of the Kismet Family recently hosted a fundraiser to upgrade our climbing harnesses and shoes.  They raised enough money to purchase 15 pairs of climbing shoes from Evolv Sports, and 15 climbing harnesses from Petzl with the help of IME-International Mountain Equipment in North Conway, NH.  Check out the gear:

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Curious about how you can help?

If you haven’t had a chance, check out our Spring Community Fundraiser.  The Community Fundraiser is an opportunity for people who are passionate about our program to sponsor a scholarship for one of our Kismet Students by crowdsourcing within their network.  It’s an easy way to provide tremendous support for our students and does not take a lot of work.  If you are interested in sponsoring and crowdsourcing a scholarship contact us at: info@kismetrockfoundation.org

 

Thank you all!

 

Happy spring!

The Pequawket Foundation

We are proud to announce that we have received a grant award of $500 from the Pequawket Foundation Advised Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  This support will help Kismet offset the cost of food for our local students.

The mission of the Pequawket Foundation is to provide grant funding to local organizations who enhance the quality of life, and preserve the beauty, culture, environment, and heritage of the Mount Washington Valley region.  To learn more, visit the Pequawket Foundation website.

Thank you for all of your support!

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

We are very excited to announce that the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded Kismet Rock Foundation a grant of $25,000 to cover half of the tuition of 25 students from Coos County.

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 with a bold vision: “To serve as a catalyst for the region to move toward sustainable community and economic development in Coos County and surrounding communities.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been improving the quality of life in our communities since 1962. It manages a collection of funds that are created by individuals, families and corporations for charitable purposes. Each year, the foundation awards millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits and scholarship funds to students. The Foundation is non-partisan, frequently playing the role of convener and catalyst on a broad spectrum of issues that affect our state. Based in Concord, the foundation roots itself in communities across the state through its eight regions. For more information, visit www.nhcf.org, or call 603-225-6641.

We are profoundly grateful for the support and honored to have such charitable organizations in our community. Thank you!

Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust

It’s already proving to be a Happy New Year at Kismet!  The Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust has awarded Kismet Rock Foundation with a $5,000 grant to support our general operating expenses.

Jane’s Trust was created through the beneficence of Jane B. Cook, who died in July 2002. Mrs. Cook was known in the communities where she lived as a down-to-earth woman who was generous to the core. The Trust aims to continue the legacy of generosity that she established during her lifetime.

The Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust has been supporting Kismet for several years and we are very grateful.  Thank you for being a part of our community!

Grant Updates

We are happy to announce the following grants awarded to Kismet:

The Ohnell Family Foundation: $25,000.

The Marana Webber Tost Charitable Fund: $2,500.

The Stare Fund: $5,000.

The Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation: $8,000.

The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund: $6,000.

Randolph and Cynthia Nelson: $15,000.

These generous people and charitable organizations have been donating to the Kismet Rock Foundation for multiple years.  We appreciate their commitment to our mission and the continued support of Kismet and our students.

2015 Kismet Variety Pass

Announcing the 2015 MWV Variety Pass!

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Donate $100 or more to Kismet from April through August 2015
  2. Kismet will send you or your designated recipient a Village Variety Pass
  3. Use the Village Variety Pass at the participating businesses for free products and discounts

Donate on the Support page.

The Jane B. Cook 1983 Trust

The Jane B. Cook 1983 Trust has awarded $5,000 to Kismet Rock Foundation for a one-year grant for general operating support in 2015.
Jane’s Trust was created through the beneficence of Jane B. Cook, who died in July 2002. Mrs. Cook was known in the communities where she lived as a down-to-earth woman who was generous to the core. The Trust aims to continue the legacy of generosity that she established during her lifetime.
Thank you for your continued support!

The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund

Thank you to The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund for your continued support of Kismet’s programs!

The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund, of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, has awarded Kismet Rock Foundation $4,849.93. The grant is for scholarship funds to be directed to New Hampshire based children.

Chris and Jean Bishop, and their son Christopher, started the Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund to honor the memory of their son and brother, Ryan E. Bishop. Twenty-one-year-old Ryan died tragically during a canoeing trip southern Utah while saving a friend’s life. During the summer and fall of 2011, his family created two funds to ensure that Ryan’s passion for life and his love of the great outdoors will live on: The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Westminster College Scholarship Fund in Salt Lake City. Please visit this link to learn more about The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund:
http://exploreforbishop.org

The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund

We are thrilled to announce that the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded Kismet a grant of $20,000 to help offset the cost of attendance of 20 students in Coos County in 2015. We are profoundly grateful for this grant, which will be used to support our new and returning students from Berlin and Gorham, NH. The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund was established in 2006 with a bold vision: “To serve as a catalyst for the region to move toward sustainable community and economic development in Coos County and surrounding communities” Thank you!