CFN News

Happy Spring! Celebrating the season with Housing Nantucket.

Happy Spring!
We are excited to share some Ground Breaking News from Housing Nantucket!
In 2017 the Nantucket Fund awarded a grant to Housing Nantucket to launch a new media and outreach campaign. This new outreach campaign was designed to capture the positive impact of stable housing for year-round island residents.This campaign will include videos, posters, and email promotions all of which will put a face to the affordable housing crisis of Nantucket and allow the powerful stories of Housing Nantucket constituents to be shared!
Click on the link below to view all 6 videos.

One Book One Island 2018

Celebrating Nantucket’s 12th Annual One Book One Island Festival!

One Book One Island is a collaborative community project which seeks to promote reading, literacy and community by encouraging everyone on Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. Each year a group of community partners and sponsors host a week-long festival offering multiple opportunities for cultural enrichment in the community. The Community Foundation for Nantucket is proud to hold the One Book One Island charitable field of interest fund and play an active role in this amazing community event.

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Featuring Matching Grant for Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance

In 2017 the Community Foundation awarded over $160,000 to local nonprofits through the Nantucket Fund™. Over 50% of these grants in the past two years were directed where our community told us the needs were the greatest – Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services, Access to Affordable Housing and Affordable Quality After-School Childcare.

In addition to our annual grants cycle in July, we were thrilled to announce a matching grant from the Foundation’s Nantucket Fund to Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance. This fall we matched any gift made to NFFRA up to $10,000.

The Nantucket Fund grant was matched more than three times over, and raised over $40,000 to help provide direct support to Nantucketers.

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It’s Community Foundation Week 2017

This week is national Community Foundation Week.
Our work succeeds because people like you believe in building a strategic legacy that will impact future generations.  The Community Foundation for Nantucket is one of more than 800 community foundations in the United States. We are dedicated to growing philanthropy to meet the most critical needs of the people on our island, today and tomorrow.  The Community Foundation for Nantucket has three main functions: grant maker, community convener and charitable fund holder.

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Featuring the AAN’S “Healing through the Creative Process”

For the past three years, the Nantucket Fund has awarded grants to the Artists Association of Nantucket, for a program called “Healing through the Creative Process”. The classes offered through this program allow Nantucket artists to feel supported and encouraged as well as creates a space for healing. Since the first class in 2015, enrollment has exceeded expectations illustrating the fact that this collaboration between the Nantucket Fund and The Artists Association is making a difference on-island. Continue reading