Community Foundation

Featuring the 11th Annual Grant Recipient Breakfast

July 13, 2017
On July 11th, at the Nantucket Hotel, we held our annual Nantucket Fund™ Grant Recipient Breakfast. The event was sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management. This year, we had the pleasure of awarding $160,475 to 22 nonprofit recipients.
Annually CFN convenes members of the Nantucket community to identify and discuss the most pressing current needs, a practice that allows our Grants Committee to be strategic in grant making around priorities set by our community. Here is where our grant dollars were directed this year.
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Featuring the NHA’S Jamaica Night

May 18, 2017
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April 2, 2017 marked the fifth installment of the popular “Our Nantucket” series brought to us by The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) and made possible in part with a grant from the Nantucket Fund™  – our Foundation’s unrestricted source to provide community grants to financially support and bring attention to the Island’s most critical needs and initiatives.
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Featuring the Nantucket Book Foundation

May 1, 2017
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Early in April, PEN/Faulkner Award winner and critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz visited our island as part of the Nantucket Book Foundation’s work with Nantucket students and the Nantucket community. This visit was made possible in part with a grant from the Nantucket Fund™.
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Featuring the Nantucket Science Festival

April 3, 2017
17425177_1289780721108738_6785513713914437660_nThe Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Community School hosted the Third Annual Nantucket Science Festival on March 18, 2017 at the Cyrus Pierce Middle School. The event was made possible in part by a grant from our  Nantucket Fund™. This fund is the Foundation’s unrestricted source to provide community grants to financially support and focus attention on the island’s most critical needs and initiatives.  The steady crowd at this year’s festival demonstrates an immense interest in science education within our community.   read more>

One Book One Island 2017

February 28, 2017
elephantcompany One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors on Nantucket which seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging the entire population of Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. In addition, the project is designed to foster the importance of life-long learning for children and adults and to provide multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community. The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to be a part of this annual community event.  read more>

Tell The Story

February 2, 2017
tellthestory2017 Our Mission from the very beginning has been to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. Our goal for this year is to “Tell The Story” as we act as steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and catalyst to mobilize community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. read more>

Christmas & Community

December 15, 2016

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Happy Holidays from the Community Foundation for Nantucket. Looking for some last minute gift ideas that also benefit your Nantucket Community?

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Nantucket is a lot more colorful this Christmas with “A Walk Around Nantucket: Holiday Editon,” a 54-page adult coloring book, conceived by Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount, who have been coming to Nantucket for more than 25 years. read more>

2016 Community Grants Breakfast

December 8, 2016
cfn-1One week ago today, on Friday, December 2, we celebrated our favorite day of the year – The Annual Community Grant Recipient Breakfast at The Nantucket Hotel.  This year the event was sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management . The Community Foundation has regularly convened thought leaders from the Island to help us assess current and future needs on Nantucket in anticipation of our annual Nantucket Fund™ Grants cycle. Last week, in our 10th grants cycle, we were proud to honor 31 Nantucket nonprofits whose missions and services most closely align with what our community tells us are the most compelling issues facing Nantucket today. read more>

Helping with HOUSING!

October 28, 2016
helpingwithhousing unnamed The Community Foundation for Nantucket has always had a mission – to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership.  In pursuit of this mission we act as a steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and a catatlyst, by mobilizing community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. Affordable housing is one such issue we focus our attention. read more>

Featuring the NHA’S Mexico Celebration

September 28, 2016
unnamed-2The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) was pleased to bring back the popular cultural series and host the fourth installment of Our Nantucket, a community diversity series at the Whaling Museum, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The event was made possible in part with a grant from the Nantucket Fund.™ read more>