Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Movies Give bACK!

Nonprofit to Nonprofit: The Movies Give bACK!


The Community Foundation for Nantucket and the Nantucket Dreamland are teaming up to give bACK!  The Dreamland understands the value of community support for Nantucket’s many nonprofit organizations.  They created a new program which runs monthly, October-May, to help other nonprofits raise funds and awareness.

On December 12th, join the Community Foundation at the Dreamland! We will have a table in the lobby with some information and familiar faces.  The Dreamland Foundation will donate $1.50 of every ticket sold to the 6:30pm screening of Exodus: Gods & Kings  to the Community Foundation for Nantucket.  Special thanks to the Dreamland for this new program!

So, “Let’s All Go to the Movies”…. Friday December 12th at 6: 30 pm to see:

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Today, December 5th, was the 2014 Community Foundation Grants Breakfast.

programAs we celebrate our 8th Community Grants Cycle through the Nantucket Fund™, and the 5th Annual Grants Breakfast, we would like to honor all the donors who have had the confidence in the Community Foundation to support the Nantucket causes that are most significant each year.  We are proud that we have been able to award nearly $360,000 to 45 individual nonprofits providing services to Nantucketers since 2007, and that we met our 2014 goal of doubling our grants to over $100,000.



Phil Stambaugh, President of the Foundation board, greeted around 100 people this morning at the Nantucket Hotel to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year – The Giving of Grants! Here is a little taste of where our grant dollars went this year:

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 8.42.25 PMWe are pleased to announce The Nantucket Fund™ 2014 Grant Recipients

  • Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
  • Nantucket Community Sailing
  • Swim Across America
  • A Safe Place, Inc.
  • Nantucket Community Music Center
  • Nantucket Food Pantry
  • Walden Chamber Players, Inc.
  • access nantucket
  • Nantucket Community School
  • Housing Nantucket/ NHA Properties
  • Health Imperatives, Inc.
  • Sustainable Nantucket
  • Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
  • Linda Loring Nature Foundation
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum
  • Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket
  • Nantucket Dreamland Foundation
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Friends of Nantucket Public Schools
  • Nantucket Interfaith Council/Rental Assist
  • MYNantucket (Mentoring Youth)
  • Nantucket S.T.A.R
  • Inky Santa’s Toy Drive
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals
  • NHA Diversity Festival



Margaretta Andrews, the Executive Director of the Foundation, closed the morning’s event after we heard from all 27 of the deserved, grateful, hard-working and inspirational recipients.


Here is the Foundation’s very own Jeanne Miller with one of the newest members and the future of our Nantucket community that we work so hard to support.


THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT: The Nantucket Hotel – Mark & Gwenn Snider, The SeaGrille, The Nantucket Bake Shop and The Downyflake Restaurant.

What a wonderful morning of friends, community and philanthropy!  We can’t wait for the year ahead to see these grants in action!

If this post has inspired you to give bACK to your Nantucket community, visit our website at and see the 3 ways you can GIVE this Holiday season!

Giving Cards


3 Ways to Give this Holiday Season!


1.  Give to Support the Foundation

The work of the Community Foundation could not continue without direct support. Please consider a gift to support the operations of the foundation.


2.  Give to a Named Fund

CFN helps connects donors with those in need on Nantucket. One of the ways we accomplish this is through targeted named funds.


3.  Giving Cards

What better way to show your appreciation for someone special than to present them with a Giving Card for charitable giving? The benefits of this Giving Card program are far-reaching. One of the missions of the Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy Island-wide, and your purchase of a Giving Card supports that mission. The cost of the card is tax-deductible and goes into a fund, from which the card value is redeemed as a charitable grant. Best of all, you’re giving a gift that allows your recipients to support THEIR charity! Give the gift of giving.



Today – December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday!  “Giving Tuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”


Here at the Community Foundation for Nantucket, our mission is to promote philanthropy everyday and #GivingTuesday is a great day to start!