Community Foundation

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 Photographyall images courtesy of Claudia Kronenberg Photography read more>

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>

Girls Leadership Institute in Nantucket

March 3, 2014
The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to have provided the Girls Leadership Institute a grant to bring a Parent & Daughter Immersion Weekend to Nantucket. gli For over 10 years Girls Leadership Institute (GLI), a national non-profit association, has awakened thousands of girls to a new, bold definition of leadership. Co-founded by best-selling author, Rachel Simmons, GLI believes that leadership is a way of life that begins in girlhood. read more>

Chamber Music ACK a success!

The second residency week of the 2013-2014 Chamber Music ACK program of the Walden Chamber Players was a great success! Walden Chamber NES, ©2014 read more>

Walden Chamber Players bring excitement and collaboration

February 14, 2014
We’re thrilled to have supported the Walden Chamber Players with a Community Grant to help produce a series of programs in collaboration with the Nantucket Dreamland, Nantucket Public Schools, A Safe Place, and the Nantucket Lighthouse School.  There’s a lot of excitement building for the second residency week of the 2013-2014 Chamber Music ACK program and we hope you will join us!
The Walden Chamber Players present a concert to benefit A Safe Place

The Walden Chamber Players present a concert to benefit A Safe Place.

We’d like to invite you to the second community concert of the Walden Chamber Players at the Dreamland Studio Theater on Thursday, February  20th @ 6pm. The performance will include works for strings and oboe by Beethoven, Mozart, Arnold and Augusta Read Thomas. The performance will benefit our friends at A Safe Place, Nantucket. We’d love to see you there! read more>


January 30, 2014
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new Community Foundation for Nantucket website! The new site was designed with a fresh new look, user-friendly navigation, social sharing features and has been updated with all the latest information about CFN and the superb work of our Nantucket nonprofit organizations. read more>

Annual Grant Recipient’s Breakfast

December 8, 2013
2013 Grant Recipient’s Breakfast in the Great Hall of the AtheneumOn December 6th, 2013 the Community Foundation for Nantucket held its annual Grant Recipient’s Breakfast in the Great Hall of the Atheneum to recognize the nonprofit organizations receiving Community Grants this year. read more>

Community Grants Raffle

November 3, 2013
The Community Foundation for Nantucket is pleased to announce the First Annual Community Raffle raised over $12,000 for the Foundation’s Community Grants Fund. This is the seventh year for our annual Community Grants. In the first six years, over $200,000 was granted through this fund to local nonprofits. read more>