Delivering on Our Mission…Locally.
Because Laura’s World Fund (LWF) is relatively small with no administration costs, we can be agile and responsive to local needs as they arise. Whether it be funding the purchase of shoes and boots for underserved children in Manchester, replacing supplies at the child care center at Marguerite’s Place after a sprinkler malfunction, LWF is an important partner for area schools and larger non-profits. Among our other activities is helping to build a local playground at the Y, helping to purchase a service dog for a child with diabetes, collecting used athletic shoes to be recycled into recreational surfaces in underserved communities, and helping to underwrite the child care costs for struggling local families.
Laura’s World Fund was founded in December 2005, one year after the death of Laura Wolf, a Merrimack NH teenager who lived life to the fullest and was a role model to many children and adults. Her memory inspires our support for projects addressing school nutrition, youth sports, education and more for children who need it the most.
Our organization operates with zero administrative costs; every cent donated goes directly to our sponsored projects, which must be aligned with our mission. Board members champion our projects and donations, often backing up our financial commitment with volunteer hours. Laura’s World Fund is a 501(c)3 organization, but we are small, which enables us to be agile in our responsiveness to needs. We prioritize projects that offer leadership development opportunities for youth.
We partner with Rainbows for Children, a charity registered in Switzerland and England, to support the Nicolas Robinson School in Mekele, Ethiopia.