2018 Nantucket Fund Grant Recipient Reception

The Community Foundation for Nantucket is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, July 10th at the annual Grants Recipient Reception, $170,520 was awarded to 26 nonprofit recipients whose missions and programs most closely align with the community’s greatest needs.
Annually CFN convenes members of the Nantucket community to identify and discuss the most pressing current needs, a practice that allows the Community Foundation to be to be strategic in our grant making process around priorities identified by community leaders. This year’s grants reflected our community’s commitment to affordable housing initiatives, behavioral health, child enrichment, education, health, nutrition, diversity, and elder well-being.
In her welcome to the audience, Margaretta Andrews, Executive Director of the Community Foundation expressed ” Our heartfelt thanks to those who contributed to the Nantucket Fund, supporting our efforts to make a difference”.
Special thanks to our event sponsors, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, White Elephant, Nantucket Pharmacy and an Anonymous Nantucket Native.

Nantucket Fund™ grants were directed to the following projects and programs this year
Habitat for Humanity, Nantucket
Capacity Building and Professional Development
Housing Nantucket
Community Investment Tax Credit Program for Affordable Housing Maintenance
Nantucket Fuel and Rental Assistance
 Short Term Rental Assistance and Farm Fresh Produce at the Food Pantry
A Safe Place 
 Trauma Therapy Programs
Health Imperatives
 Community Outreach Programs and Professional Development
Dreamland Foundation 
Staff Training with Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center
Children’s Cove
Child Advocacy and Abuse Prevention Services
Nantucket STAR, Sports & Therapeutic Accessible Recreation 
 STAR Troopers Summer Camp and Sensory Art Classes
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club 
Art and Cultural Enrichment  Programming
Nantucket Soccer Club 
 Travel Team Scholarships
Artist Association of Nantucket
 Boys and Girls Art Club at the Artists Association of Nantucket
Bulgarian Education Center 
Tuition Assistance
Friends of Nantucket Public Schools 
 Children’s Fund
Nantucket Film Foundation 
 Teen View Program
Nantucket Book Foundation 
 Vising Author Programs with Jason Reynolds
Cape Cod Child Development 
A new Preschool Classroom on Nantucket
Linda Loring Nature Foundation
 LLNF Language Diversity Initiative
Nantucket Music Center 
 World Music Classes
Nantucket Community School
Summer Boost
Nantucket Light House School
 Educational Speaker Series with Grace Lin
Landmark House 
 Senior Cruises with Shearwater Excursions
Nantucket Community Sailing 
Sailing with Old Salts and Community Outreach Programs
Nantucket Cottage Hospital 
 Be Well Children’s Health Fair
Swim Across America 
 Nantucket Open Water Swim
Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals 
 Whiskers and Wags
Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod
Technology Upgrades for Nantucket Nurses

In conclusion, CFN Vice President, Geoff Verney, said “It is our honor to support the important work being done every day by these organizations, largely on behalf of our year-round Islanders. We thank our Nantucket Fund donors, many of whom are here today.  They make
 our grants possible.