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.
The Community Foundation for Nantucket Awarded over $2.5 Million in Grants in 2017
2017 was an amazing year for the Community Foundation for Nantucket! The Foundation was able to grow in many ways and continue to meet the most critical needs of the people on our island, today and tomorrow. Continue reading
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.
The Community Foundation for Nantucket was honored to assist with the Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Community Health Initiative. Through this process, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital awarded $762,000 in grant funding to 13 non-profit recipients. These grants will address the island’s most pressing health issues through collaborative, innovative, and sustainable programs.
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.
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
Earlier this year, the Nantucket Interfaith Council, with funding from a Community Foundation ReMain Nantucket Grant, initiated a capacity building exercise. Continue reading
As we send our students back to school, we wanted to acknowledge our scholarship recipients. This year, the Community Foundation for Nantucket was proud to award 45,500 in scholarship funds to 20 local students pursuing higher education. We were thrilled to hear from some of our students who spoke of how these scholarship dollars will help them now and in their future endeavors. Continue reading