Community Foundation

Nantucket Wheelers add a fourth bike to their lineup!

July 22, 2014
Congratulations to the Nantucket Wheelers on the purchase of their fourth innovative wheelchair bike!  With the addition of the new wheelchair bike (and a crossing guard position for added safety) four residents and five volunteers head out each weekday, departing from Don Allen Ford at 9:30am or 1:30pm.  nantucket wheelersThe program, which is designed to re-connect Nantucket’s 4th Quartarians with the great outdoors and the community at large by offering an extraordinary form of recreational therapy has been a success and we are happy to help their efforts with our charitable Project Fund.

Dispatch Joins Nantucket Music Festival Lineup

July 14, 2014
Now less than three weeks away, the inaugural 2014 Nantucket Music Festival, which will benefit the Nantucket Community Music Center, is thrilled to announce Boston legends Dispatch as a new, headlining addition to the festival’s artist lineup for the celebration set to take place at Tom Nevers Field on August 2-3.  The Community Foundation for Nantucket is so thrilled to be helping to make this project a reality! 14_NMF_h_logo_color2 read more>

PopUP Nantucket continues with Pocket Park Series

July 7, 2014
This 4th of July includes unique programs at Fair Street Park @ Main for music lovers and children and families sponsored by local small businesses! PopUP NantucketHope you enjoyed Yellowred on Friday (sponsored by Freeman’s of Nantucket) and The Dunbar’s children’s sing-a-long (sponsored by Nantucket Toy Company). read more>

Community Grants Raffle Tickets on sale NOW!

June 24, 2014
We’re pleased to announce that raffle tickets to support the Community Grants Fund are on sale now and available from Trustees of the Community Foundation, at the Foundation office, and at tables outside The Hub and the Mid-Island Stop & Shop. raffle ticket shadow Last year’s Raffle, with all prizes donated by generous island businesses, contributed over $12,000 to the Community Grants Fund.  In 2013, the Community Foundation for Nantucket granted $52,175.00 to twenty-five Nantucket nonprofits. This year, the Foundation’s goal is to double the Community Grants Fund to $100,000 – double the grants, do twice the good! read more>

June 17, 2014
It is with great pleasure that we announce this year’s recipients of scholarships that are established through the Community Foundation for Nantucket. We are pleased to connect Nantucketers through philanthropy and scholarship. read more>

PopUp Nantucket kicks off 2014 season!

May 23, 2014
We’re pleased to announce the creation of our latest project fund in support of PopUp Nantucket, an Island-wide Free Pocket Park Series. PopUp Nantucket read more>

Swim Across America August 23, 2014

April 17, 2014

We’re thrilled to offer Swim Across America Nantucket a Community Grant to help with this year’s Nantucket Island Open Water Swim. SAA ©Claudia Kronenberg Photography

[images courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg Photography]

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Support the CFN through Amazon Smile!

March 31, 2014
amazon smileAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Community Foundation for Nantucket. As your Community Foundation, we encourage you to shop locally whenever possible.  When you choose to shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Community Foundation for Nantucket! read more>

Giving Circle Grant made to Dana-Farber

March 7, 2014
A grant has been awarded to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Neuroblastoma Research Program in honor of Lyla Theoharides.  The Duxtucket Paddle Babes Giving Circle, a group of avid platform tennis players from Duxbury and Nantucket, raised the funds for this grant after a successful PaddleTennis weekend in Nantucket this January. paddle babes 2014The weekend event has taken place for over thirty years and last year, the group decided to establish a Giving Circle to enhance their group activity.  read more>

Community Foundation for Nantucket passes $1 million in grants

In 2013, with the support of all of our year round and seasonal Nantucketers, the Community Foundation for Nantucket passed the $1,000,000 mark in grants made to nonprofits since the Foundation’s start on Nantucket 8 years ago. Over $450,000 of these grants were distributed in 2013, demonstrating the Foundation’s growth as part of the charitable landscape. These grants were made possible by generous donors who used the Foundation as part of their charitable giving plan, and the majority went to nonprofit activities on the Island. read more>