Monthly Archives: March 2014

Support the CFN through Amazon Smile!

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! Continue reading

Giving Circle Grant made to Dana-Farber

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.  Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Girls Leadership Institute in Nantucket

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.


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. Continue reading