One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors on Nantucket which seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging the entire population of Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. In addition, the project is designed to foster the importance of life-long learning for children and adults and to provide multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community. The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to be a part of this annual community event. Continue reading
Our Mission from the very beginning has been to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. Our goal for this year is to “Tell The Story” as we act as steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and catalyst to mobilize community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. Continue reading
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Happy Holidays from the Community Foundation for Nantucket. Looking for some last minute gift ideas that also benefit your Nantucket Community?
Nantucket is a lot more colorful this Christmas with “A Walk Around Nantucket: Holiday Editon,” a 54-page adult coloring book, conceived by Scott Widmeyer and Alan Yount, who have been coming to Nantucket for more than 25 years. Continue reading
One week ago today, on Friday, December 2, we celebrated our favorite day of the year – The Annual Community Grant Recipient Breakfast at The Nantucket Hotel. This year the event was sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management .
The Community Foundation has regularly convened thought leaders from the Island to help us assess current and future needs on Nantucket in anticipation of our annual Nantucket Fund™ Grants cycle. Last week, in our 10th grants cycle, we were proud to honor 31 Nantucket nonprofits whose missions and services most closely align with what our community tells us are the most compelling issues facing Nantucket today. Continue reading
The Community Foundation for Nantucket has always had a mission – to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. In pursuit of this mission we act as a steward, grant maker, charitable resource, and a catatlyst, by mobilizing community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. Affordable housing is one such issue we focus our attention. Continue reading
The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) was pleased to bring back the popular cultural series and host the fourth installment of Our Nantucket, a community diversity series at the Whaling Museum, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The event was made possible in part with a grant from the Nantucket Fund.™ Continue reading
The 5th Annual Swim Across America – Nantucket Island Open Water Swim takes place this weekend on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Jetties beach to raise money for on-island cancer treatment and patient care through the Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH) and Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). Swim Across America – Nantucket received a grant from the Nantucket Fund™ for this event and we are humbled at their efforts to help fight cancer on our Island. Continue reading
The Community Foundation for Nantucket was proud to award $54,000 in scholarship funds to Nantucket students this year.
The Nantucket Fund™ provided a grant to the Nantucket Community School for their Summer Boost Program this year. The program prepares pre-K students for entering Nantucket’s public school system and exposes them to the skills needed to work in a classroom setting. We had the privilege to see this program in action and see the difference it makes for these children and families. Continue reading
The William H. Brown Scholarship Fund was established in the memory of Will Brown by his family in 2012. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to provide two scholarships of $5000 per year for four years to two graduating seniors who are Nantucket Residents. The Scholarship Advisory Committee looks for students who display creativity, moral integrity, curiosity, and the desire to learn about and contribute to the greater world. Continue reading