2018 Festival grants

The Festival board granted $15,000 in savings and proceeds from the 2018 Festival to the following organizations:

  • $3565 to Simonds School & PTO toward playground structures
  • $3565 to Main Street Warner Inc toward a mix position station at the theater
  • $2736 to Simonds School for a pottery kiln for art classes
  • $2516 to Pillsbury Free Library for an emergency elevator phone, AED, and shelving stabilizer struts
  • $1000 to Warner Youth Sports Association for scholarships for the ski program
  • $782 to Warner Parks and Recreation for soccer benches
  • $500 to Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail toward an outdoor bicycle repair station
  • $339 to Warner Parks and Recreation for pickle ball nets

2017 Festival grants

The Festival board granted $2000 in proceeds from the 2017 Festival to Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail to connect Route 103 near Exit 7 to the Stevens Rail Trail in Hopkinton, and $2700 to Warner Parks and Recreation for security and fence line adjustments at Riverside Park. $5400 was applied to the remaining cost of the festival land / municipal parking and school grounds enhancements completed in 2016.

In 2016, Festival donations went to the establishment of a permanent festival area and town parking behind Foothills and adjacent to Simonds School. Festival funded $10K of this project in total.

2015 Festival grants

  • $600 to Kearsarge Sophomore class for their junior prom
  • $1100 to Pillsbury Free Library for a chrome book and new projection systems

In prior years, the Festival has also contributed to the following Kearsarge area programs:

  • $20,000 for Jim Mitchell Community Park
  • Warner Youth Sports Association
  • WYSA Soccer
  • WYSA Baseball
  • Kearsarge High School Dance Team
  • Warner Cooperative Pre-School
  • Kearsarge Regional High School Band
  • The Concord-Lake Sunapee Rail Trail
  • The Community Action Program
  • Bradford Area Senior Citizen Program-through the CAP affiliation
  • The Town of Warner
  • The Warner Fire Department
  • Warner Parks and Recreation: upgraded playing and athletic facilities for Wildcat Football; community ice hockey rink; snack shack at Bagley field; improved facilities for tennis, basketball, skateboarding, and general recreational use
  • Pillsbury Free Library
  • The Warner Historical Society
  • The Men’s and Women’s Clubs of Warner
  • Simonds School - literacy and library programs and updates
  • KRMS students participating in WYSA Ski Program
  • MainStreet Warner Inc. programs for all area citizens
  • MainStreet BookEnds programs for students and literacy
  • Simonds School Playground Revitalization Campaign
  • United Church of Warner
  • Kearsarge Youth Hockey
  • New London Outing Club Soccer Tournament Day

Festival grant applications are due prior to the Festival each year. To request funding, you must represent a local organization which participates actively in that year's Festival.