Community Foundation

2015 Community Grants Breakfast

December 7, 2015
_ZW73976 Friday, December 4, 2015, marked the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s 6th annual Grant Recipient’s Breakfast. read more>

Community Foundation Week 11/12 – 11/18

November 12, 2015
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The community foundation field is one of the fastest growing philanthropic sectors in the United States today. Community foundations build and strengthen communities in a multitude of ways, including providing the means for a wide range of donors to create permanent funds to meet critical needs. Though the first community foundation was launched just over 100 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, today there are more than 750 community foundations in the United States.  This week we celebrate community foundations!

Featuring Nantucket Food Pantry

October 26, 2015
In December of 2014, the Community Foundation for Nantucket awarded grants through the  Nantucket Fund™ to 27 deserving Nantucket nonprofits.  Now in 2015, we are excited to feature and highlight these nonprofits and their amazing efforts.  We asked each recipient a series of questions that get to the heart of their organization and how it benefits our Island community. Our latest nonprofit is the Nantucket Food Pantry. 421050_10150611238764262_320356111_n 464135_10150672581599262_173690578_o 1)    How does your nonprofit help the Nantucket community? The Nantucket Food Pantry (NFP) is an outreach program of the Nantucket Interfaith Council.  The Food Pantry’s bylaws (establishing its board) are dated October 1994, and the Nantucket Interfaith Council operated a food pantry directly for four years prior to that. read more>

Featuring Think:Kids Workshop

October 15, 2015

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Featuring Nantucket Community School

September 30, 2015
In December of 2014, the Community Foundation for Nantucket awarded grants through the  Nantucket Fund™ to 27 deserving Nantucket nonprofits.  Now in 2015, we are excited to feature and highlight these nonprofits and their amazing efforts.  We asked each recipient a series of questions that get to the heart of their organization and how it benefits our Island community. Our latest nonprofit is Nantucket Community School.

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Featuring MYNantucket

September 21, 2015

In December of 2014, the Community Foundation for Nantucket awarded grants through the  Nantucket Fund™ to 27 deserving Nantucket nonprofits.  Now in 2015, we are excited to feature and highlight these nonprofits and their amazing efforts.  We asked each recipient a series of questions that get to the heart of their organization and how it benefits our Island community. Our latest nonprofit in honor of the bACK to School season is MY Nantucket, an important organization in charge of mentoring our Island’s youth.

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Featuring The Nepalese Relief Fund

August 24, 2015

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On April 12, 2015,  the Nantucket Historical Association, with a grant from The Nantucket Fund™, introduced a new series focusing on Nantucket’s diverse population. “Our Nantucket: Celebration of Nepal”, was a standing-room only, community-wide celebration of diversity and Nepalese culture at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.  From Nepalese food to fashion, Nantucket had a wonderful time honoring a country over 7,000 miles away from our shores.

APTOPIX Nepal Earthquake

Only 12 days later, on Saturday, April 24, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country of Nepal, killing more than 5,000 people and injuring at least 10,000. The UN says more than eight million people  were affected and some 70,000 houses destroyed. read more>

Hungry & Homeless on Nantucket

August 11, 2015

Hungry & Homeless on Nantucket by, Bruce Percelay (Nantucket Magazine)

The other side of paradise.

2bannerScreen-Shot-2015-07-28-at-4-1050x400 Some may joke that a bad day on Nantucket is when there is a spike in the cost of jet fuel. Indeed, the island is home to an estimated thirty billionaires, the owners of at least ten professional sports franchises, legions of Fortune 500 CEOs and directors, making it one of the most affluent enclaves in America. And yet at this very moment there are those on Nantucket who are desperately struggling to meet their most basic needs. read more>

Nantucket Community Sailing

July 31, 2015
In December of 2014, the Community Foundation for Nantucket awarded grants through the  Nantucket Fund™ to 27 deserving Nantucket nonprofits.  Now in 2015, we are excited to feature and highlight these nonprofits and their amazing efforts.  We asked each recipient a series of questions that get to the heart of their organization and how it benefits our Island community. Our latest nonprofit is Nantucket Community Sailing, an educational non-profit that provides affordable access to sailing and water sports to the Nantucket public by “knowing the ropes” of Nantucket sailing. ncs   read more>

CFN 10th Anniversary Celebration!

July 21, 2015
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Last month, The Community Foundation for Nantucket  celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the beautiful home of Karl & Sue Ottison.  read more>