A Busy Summer at the Foundation

The Community Foundation’s Grant-Making

A Steady Ship during a Storm

Every spring and summer our program team works diligently with our Island nonprofits to prepare them for two of our three competitive grant-making cycles. With the addition of the Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief, we have been keeping everyone busy with grant applications. We are still actively awarding grants via the Emergency Relief Fund. Since March this fund has awarded close to $1 Million in grants to our community. To learn more about this fund and the Foundation’s plans to continue to award grants through this fall and winter visit the Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief Page.   

Most recently, we we wrapped up the ReMain Nantucket Fund cycle, providing grants to Nantucket nonprofits. CFN administers ReMain’s charitable activity via this fund to help to envision and empower a prosperous future for the heart of Nantucket – tapping the Island’s extraordinary resources: its people and strong tradition of independence, innovation, and conservation.

The Nantucket Fund

In July, we awarded $180,000 through the Nantucket Fund™ to 18 Nantucket nonprofits that are doing extraordinary work in our community. The Nantucket 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 following Island nonprofits received grants:

  • A Safe Place
  • ASAP – Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Bulgarian Education Center
  • Dreamland Foundation
  • Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Health Imperatives on Nantucket
  • Housing Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
  • NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health for The Cape and Island ‘
  • Nantucket Boys and Girls
  • Nantucket Community School
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance
  • Nantucket island Safe Harbor for Animals
  • St Paul’s Laundry Love
  • STAR – Sports & Therapeutic Accessible Recreation
  • Sustainable Nantucket

In lieu of an event this year, we asked our recipients to submit share videos explaining their grants and thanking our donors for helping them continue to provide vital services to the Nantucket community. Here are this week’s submissions:

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