Community Foundation

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
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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>

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>