April 3, 2017
The Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association and the Nantucket Community School hosted the Third Annual Nantucket Science Festival on March 18, 2017 at the Cyrus Pierce Middle School. The event was made possible in part by a grant from our Nantucket Fund™
. This fund is the Foundation’s unrestricted source to provide community grants to financially support and focus attention on the island’s most critical needs and initiatives. The steady crowd at this year’s festival demonstrates an immense interest in science education within our community. read more>
February 28, 2017
One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors on Nantucket which seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging the entire population of Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. In addition, the project is designed to foster the importance of life-long learning for children and adults and to provide multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community. The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to be a part of this annual community event. read more>
February 2, 2017
Our Mission from the very beginning has been to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. Our goal for this year is to “Tell The Story” as we act as steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and catalyst to mobilize community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. read more>
December 15, 2016
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Happy Holidays from the Community Foundation for Nantucket. Looking for some last minute gift ideas that also benefit your Nantucket Community?
Nantucket is a lot more colorful this Christmas with “A Walk Around Nantucket: Holiday Editon,” a 54-page adult coloring book, conceived by Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount, who have been coming to Nantucket for more than 25 years. read more>
December 8, 2016
One week ago today, on Friday, December 2, we celebrated our favorite day of the year – The Annual Community Grant Recipient Breakfast at The Nantucket Hotel. This year the event was sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management .
The Community Foundation has regularly convened thought leaders from the Island to help us assess current and future needs on Nantucket in anticipation of our annual Nantucket Fund™
Grants cycle. Last week, in our 10th grants cycle, we were proud to honor 31 Nantucket nonprofits whose missions and services most closely align with what our community tells us are the most compelling issues facing Nantucket today. read more>
October 28, 2016
The Community Foundation for Nantucket has always had a mission – to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. In pursuit of this mission we act as a steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and a catatlyst, by mobilizing community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. Affordable housing is one such issue we focus our attention. read more>
September 28, 2016
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) was pleased to bring back the popular cultural series and host the fourth installment of Our Nantucket, a community diversity series at the Whaling Museum, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The event was made possible in part with a grant from the Nantucket Fund.™ read more>
August 22, 2016
August 16, 2016
The Community Foundation for Nantucket was proud to award $54,000 in scholarship funds to Nantucket students this year.
August 8, 2016
The Nantucket Fund™
provided a grant to the Nantucket Community School for their Summer Boost Program this year. The program prepares pre-K students for entering Nantucket’s public school system and exposes them to the skills needed to work in a classroom setting. We had the privilege to see this program in action and see the difference it makes for these children and families. read more>