Community Foundation

Featuring The William H. Brown Scholarship

July 11, 2016

The William H. Brown Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of Will Brown by his family in 2012. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide two scholarships of $5000 per year for four years to two graduating seniors who are Nantucket Residents. The Scholarship Advisory Committee looks for students who display creativity, moral integrity, curiosity, and the desire to learn about and contribute to the greater world. read more>

Featuring The Nantucket Coloring Book

June 13, 2016

13323396_1173654495998124_2262319011955821218_oNantucket just got a lot more colorful this year with “A Walk Around Nantucket,” a 52-page adult coloring book, conceived by Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount, who have been coming to Nantucket for more than 25 years.

A portion of the sales from the coloring book are being given to the Nantucket Fund™ – read more>

Featuring The Nantucket Book Foundation

June 1, 2016

Nantucket High School welcomed Morowa Yejide, author of Time of the Locust, this past April. It was an event made possible by the Nantucket Book Foundation in partnership with the Nantucket High School, and the NBF PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, now made possible with the help of a grant from The Nantucket Fund™.

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Featuring The Be Well Children’s Health Fair

May 26, 2016
bewelllogo The Be Well Children’s Health Fair was held on March 20, 2016 at Great Harbor Yacht Club. The Fair was a direct result of a questionnaire which asked, “Has Nantucket Cottage Hospital ever considered?” An overwhelming amount of responses on the questionnaire were in favor of hosting a pediatric health fair. With the help of a committee and grant dollars from the Nantucket Fund™, planning for the event began in 2015. read more>

Featuring NISHA’S Lucky Whiskers & Wags Program

May 13, 2016

The Nantucket Fund™ is the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s unrestricted source for Community Grants, directing support to local nonprofits that are providing services to Nantucketers. This is the one, unique fund where donors’ pooled resources help meet multiple needs of Nantucketers – and not just its people, but also its four-legged residents in need. read more>

Featuring The Nantucket Science Festival

May 6, 2016
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The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Community School held the Second Annual Nantucket Science Festival back in March in the Nantucket High School Cafeteria. The free, family event lasted four hours and was filled with family-friendly science-related activities made possible through a grant from the Nantucket Fund™. read more>

Featuring Addiction Solutions Fund & Nantucket Coloring Book

April 19, 2016

Happy Spring to you, Nantucket.  The Island is gearing up for the 42nd Annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival on April 29th – May 1st. Two events coming up that weekend have special significance for us here at the Community Foundation for Nantucket. read more>

Featuring American “POWER HOUR”

April 15, 2016
powerhourThe Nantucket Boys & Girls Club strives to help our Island’s youth become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations, and promote future career success.  Their learning center is dedicated to helping members improve their study habits, do well in school, and make good life choices. The “POWER HOUR” program offers members after-school homework help and tutoring. Today we feature “American Power Hour,” a program made possible through a grant from the Nantucket Fund™. read more>

Featuring Nantucket STAR’s CrossFit Program

April 6, 2016
starfitThe Nantucket Fund™ benefits all of Nantucket. It reaches out across the Island and supports those most in need. Nantucket STAR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing activities and therapies to children with special needs. read more>

Featuring One Book One Island

March 9, 2016
OBOI1 One Book One Island is a project to promote reading, literacy, and community on Nantucket Island.  Supporters of this program (listed below) created a charitable fund with the Community Foundation, and, as a strong supporter of such efforts, the Community Foundation is honored to partner with so many Island organizations and thrilled to promote this endeavor.  read more>