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The Latest from Kismet

Kismet to Host Event at Arc’teryx Boston January 30th

January 16, 2019

Kismet Rock Foundation, in partnership with Arc’teryx Boston, is excited to announce that we will be hosting a benefit event featuring climber Freddie Wilkinson on January 30th 2019 at 7PM. Join New Hampshire climber, guide, and writer Freddie Wilkinson at the Arc’teryx Boston store for an evening of story-telling –…

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Job Opening – Executive Director

December 27, 2018

Organization Description: Kismet Rock Foundation (Kismet), founded in 2000, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in North Conway, New Hampshire that enhances the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of well-functioning but economically disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a comprehensive education in technical rock climbing. Kismet…

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Urgent Notice from the Kismet Board of Directors

December 21, 2018

Dear friends of Kismet Rock Foundation: After 20 years of work at our mission, we find ourselves facing difficult decisions this year, with little choice but to confront the possibility of the organization’s closure. This letter is our plea to the Kismet community: join us to keep the promise we…

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Spring Fundraiser and Grant Award Updates

May 30, 2018

We are honored to receive a $4,000 grant award from the Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation and a $4,000 grant award from the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation. We are grateful for the support of our local students from both foundations. The mission of The Kendal C.…

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Spring 2018 Fundraiser

May 9, 2018

Dear Friends:   Summer is almost here. This will be our 19th season of ‘redirecting the path and potential of vulnerable children,’ and we know this is only possible because of our family of donors – we are truly grateful for your continued support. It’s that time again, and we…

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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Grant

May 4, 2018

As this seemingly endless winter winds down, we are gearing up preparation for the summer to begin and our students to start arriving in July. We are always excited to see our returning students and look forward to getting to know our first year students. We would not be able…

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February 2018 Funding Updates and News

February 15, 2018

While we are in the midst of a long of New Hampshire winter, our lives are brightened by the opportunity to meet and get to know children who retain a sparkle in their eyes and hope for a better future in spite of significant difficulties in their lives. In January…

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Kismet Climbing Instructor – Job Description

January 30, 2018

Climbing Instructor (Seasonal)– Kismet Rock Foundation   Position Description: Climbing Instructors for Kismet Rock Foundation provide the instruction, risk management, and support required to create a safe, inclusive, and fun learning environment for our unique, and under-served, population.  The program generally runs Monday through Saturday of each week in July…

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End of year giving and community support.

December 7, 2016

It is that time of year again: snow-filled mountains, iced over lakes, warm slippers, hot coco, and end-of-year giving!  We have sent out our annual appeal letters, to provide the opportunity to support our program, to hundreds of households throughout New England.  Our program is provided to students with absolutely…

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2017 Funding Updates

November 4, 2016

As our 2016 program season has wrapped up, we immediately transitioned into preparing for 2017!  We are excited to announce some recent donations and grants that have provided us with a strong start to our fundraising season: Ohnell Family Foundation: $25,000 The Ohnell Family Foundation has been supporting Kismet for…

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The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation

May 24, 2016

We are happy to announce that we have received a $4,000.00 grant award from The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Charitable Foundation. These funds will cover the cost of scholarship for one student from Bartlett and one from Conway. About the Foundation: “The Kendal C. and Anna Ham Foundation was…

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Mount Washington Valley Variety Pass 2016

May 4, 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…

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