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Current research on the economic impact of child care in New Hampshire shows that for every dollar spent, quality early learning yields $17 to our state, increases tax revenues, and lowers costs for special education, welfare, and crime. This comes as no surprise to us, as we have seen thousands of children graduate from our program who go on to become happy, healthy, and contributing members of our community.

We work closely with the Department of Health and Human Services; the Division of Children, Youth, and Families; Child and Family Services; and the City of Portsmouth Social Services and Community Development Departments to accept referrals and provide financial assistance and support for families in need. We are also a United Way partner and organize an “Adopt a Family” Holiday Drive for approximately 20 families each year.

Additionally, privately funded SELF scholarships, and emergency scholarships—made possible by the generosity of our donors—allow us to assist families who might otherwise not be able to afford quality education for their children during this crucial time of development and learning.

Please give today to ensure a quality education for ALL children in the Seacoast!

Donate online to have your contribution processed quickly, easily, and securely.

By phone: call (603) 422-8223 between 9am and 5pm

By mail:
100 Campus Drive, Ste 20
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Please make your check payable to Seacoast Community School

Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm

Ways to give include:

Annual Appeal
Annual gifts help us support scholarship programs to boost access to quality Early Learning for all families. Annual gifts also support operating costs for Early Childhood Education and Before & After School programs for items such as food expenses, classroom supplies, equipment, professional development, and more.

Sustaining Donation
Provide ongoing support with a monthly or quarterly gift.

Tribute Donation
Make a donation that is in honor or in memory of an individual. We can send a card with your specific instructions if requested. You can make a one-time payment or provide ongoing support through a monthly gift.

Seacoast Early Learning Fund (SELF) Scholarships
Our private scholarship pool provides families in need with scholarships for their child's early learning and care. We award up to $5,000 to families through SELF Scholarships each year.

Gifts of Securities
Note: You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.

A gift of appreciated securities offers tax advantages to you, while supporting our mission. These include stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares. The full market value is recognized for gift purposes and potential capital gains taxes are avoided. To give a gift of stock, please call our Development Director at 603-422-8223.

Planned Giving
Note: You should always consult with your financial advisor before initiating a charitable gift arrangement.

Remember Seacoast Community School in your estate planning. Do you need to preserve your assets during your lifetime? You can plan a gift to us that will only take effect after your other obligations have ceased. To include our school in your will or estate plans, call our Development Director at 603-422-8223.

Event Sponsorships
Our events are great opportunities to get involved and support our mission of providing quality early learning. Every sponsorship includes significant recognition for your business via local media, radio interviews, website, e-blasts, Facebook, and Twitter advertising. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, check out our Events page.

Events include:

  • Quarterly Newsletter: Promote your company to over 250 families and 1000 friends.
  • Children's Art Show and Auction: This fun event, held in the spring, is a highlight for family, children, and staff and its silent auction benefits each individual classroom or program location.
  • Sunset Over Portsmouth: A live and silent auction taking place each June, featuring food, music, wine and beer tastings, which benefits all of our programs.

Wish List and In-kind Donations

We value in-kind donations for our classrooms, playgrounds, kitchen, and laundry rooms. All in-kind donations are tax deductible and can be designated for a program or site of your choice. To find out how to make an in-kind donation, please contact us at: 603-422-8223. 


“The tuition scholarships I receive from Seacoast Community School have been a big help. I had been barely making it. I am a single father and that little bit of support helps me to achieve some other goals for my household. Seacoast Community School considers the child's best interests. It is not their job to go the extra mile, but they do and that has made a world of difference.”

– Kindergarten Program Parent