Community Foundation

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>

Featuring 2017 Nantucket Scholarships

August 28, 2017
As we send our students back to school, we wanted to acknowledge our scholarship recipients. This year, the Community Foundation for Nantucket was proud to award 45,500 in scholarship funds to 20 local students pursuing higher education. We were thrilled to hear from some of our students who spoke of how these scholarship dollars will help them now and in their future endeavors. read more>

Featuring the Adaptive Water Sports Program with Community Sailing & Nantucket STAR

August 14, 2017
The Nantucket Fund™ awarded a grant in 2016 to Nantucket Community Sailing and Nantucket S.T.A.R. (Sports & Therapeutic Accessible Recreation) for therapeutic watersports lessons in a collaboration called the Adaptive WaterSports Program. The grant was used to provide watersports activities in 2017 on a weekly basis in July in addition to a full week of programming in August.
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Featuring The Food Pantry’s Fresh Produce Program

July 26, 2017
This year the Nantucket Fund™ grant dollars supported the Fresh Produce Program through the Nantucket Food Pantry. The program offers free access to fresh produce from local Nantucket farms to our neighbors who use the assistance of the Food Pantry.  Through partnerships with existing local farms and backyard gardeners, the Nantucket Food Pantry is able to offer more nutritious food choices, contributing to the overall health and wellness of our community.
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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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