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>
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>
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>
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>
The 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>
The 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>
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>
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!
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.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>