Community Foundation

We’re one of the Top Community Foundation’s in the Country

July 31, 2018
The Community Foundation for Nantucket is delighted to share that we have been ranked in the top ten Community Foundations in the country for grant distribution rate and gifts per-capita.

2018 Nantucket Fund Grant Recipient Reception

July 12, 2018
The Community Foundation for Nantucket is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, July 10th at the annual Grants Recipient Reception, $170,520 was awarded to 26 nonprofit recipients whose missions and programs most closely align with the community’s greatest needs.

Happy Spring! Celebrating the season with Housing Nantucket.

May 9, 2018
Happy Spring!
We are excited to share some Ground Breaking News from Housing Nantucket!
In 2017 the Nantucket Fund awarded a grant to Housing Nantucket to launch a new media and outreach campaign. This new outreach campaign was designed to capture the positive impact of stable housing for year-round island residents.This campaign will include videos, posters, and email promotions all of which will put a face to the affordable housing crisis of Nantucket and allow the powerful stories of Housing Nantucket constituents to be shared!
Click on the link below to view all 6 videos.

One Book One Island 2018

March 26, 2018

Celebrating Nantucket’s 12th Annual One Book One Island Festival!

One Book One Island is a collaborative community project which seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging everyone on Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. Each year a group of community partners and sponsors host a week-long festival offering multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community. The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to hold the One Book One Island charitable field of interest fund and play an active role in this amazing community event. read more>

Celebrating 2017 at the Community Foundation for Nantucket

February 7, 2018
The Community Foundation for Nantucket Awarded over $2.5 Million in Grants in 2017 2017 was an amazing year for the Community Foundation for Nantucket! The Foundation was able to grow in many ways and continue to meet the most critical needs of the people on our island, today and tomorrow.   read more>

Featuring Matching Grant for Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance

December 28, 2017
In 2017 the Community Foundation awarded over $160,000 to local nonprofits through the Nantucket Fund™. Over 50% of these grants in the past two years were directed where our community told us the needs were the greatest – Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services, Access to Affordable Housing and Affordable Quality After-School Childcare. In addition to our annual grants cycle in July, we were thrilled to announce a matching grant from the Foundation’s Nantucket Fund to Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance. This fall we matched any gift made to NFFRA up to $10,000. The Nantucket Fund grant was matched more than three times over, and raised over $40,000 to help provide direct support to Nantucketers.
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Featuring NCH’S Community Health Initiative

December 11, 2017
The Community Foundation for Nantucket was honored to assist with the Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Community Health Initiative.  Through this process, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital awarded $762,000 in grant funding to 13 non-profit recipients. These grants will address the island’s most pressing health issues through collaborative, innovative, and sustainable programs. read more>

It’s Community Foundation Week 2017

November 14, 2017
This week is national Community Foundation Week. Our work succeeds because people like you believe in building a strategic legacy that will impact future generations.  The Community Foundation for Nantucket is one of more than 800 community foundations in the United States. We are dedicated to growing philanthropy to meet the most critical needs of the people on our island, today and tomorrow.  The Community Foundation for Nantucket has three main functions: grant maker, community convener and charitable fund holder.
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Featuring the AAN’S “Healing through the Creative Process”

November 1, 2017
For the past three years, the Nantucket Fund has awarded grants to the Artists Association of Nantucket, for a program called “Healing through the Creative Process”. The classes offered through this program allow Nantucket artists to feel supported and encouraged as well as creates a space for healing. Since the first class in 2015, enrollment has exceeded expectations illustrating the fact that this collaboration between the Nantucket Fund and The Artists Association is making a difference on-island. read more>

Featuring Matching Grant for Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance

October 4, 2017
Earlier this year, the Nantucket Interfaith Council, with funding from a Community Foundation ReMain Nantucket Grant, initiated a capacity building exercise. read more>