Celebrating the 2019 Nantucket Fund Recipients

On Tuesday, July 9th the Community Foundation hosted our annual Nantucket Fund Grants Recipient Reception where we awarded $174,000 to 20 nonprofit recipients whose missions and programs most closely align with the community’s greatest needs.

The Nantucket Fund awards grants based on priorities determined through convening the Island’s leaders. Our Advisory Committee meets throughout the year to identify and prioritize the Island’s most critical needs. This practice allows the us to be strategic in our grant making process around priorities set 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 “We are honored to have you here for our 13th Nantucket Fund awards cycle, to hear stories of real people whose lives have been changed for the better as we continue to make a difference on Nantucket.”

Special thanks to our event sponsors; BNY Mellon Wealth Management, White Elephant, Nantucket Pharmacy, Permits Plus / MWP Designs, Brian Sullivan of Fisher Real Estate and an anonymous Nantucket Native.

In conclusion, CFN 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.”

Congratulations to our 2019 Nantucket Fund Recipients
A Safe Place- Trauma Therapy Programs
A.S.A.P. – Community Awareness Program & Spanish Translation of Janina Kean’s Family Addiction Program 
Bulgarian Education Center – Operational Support
Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center – Neuro-developmental Behavioral Pediatric Testing 
Health Imperatives- All programing (WIC, Sexual & Reproductive Health and Young Families program)
Housing Nantucket – Community Investment Tax Program CITC program for Affordable Housing Maintenance
Nantucket Book Foundation- Page to Stage and School Program with Mitchell Zuckoff
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club- My.Future digital program
Nantucket Community Music Center- Elder Outreach Initiative
Nantucket Community Sailing- Sailing for All , Community Outreach Programs  
Nantucket Community School- Summer Boost , Kindergarten Readiness Programs
Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Patient Family Advisory Committee- “Transitions” Educational Program 
Nantucket Film Festival- Teen View Program
Nantucket Food, Fuel & Rental Assistance- Short Term Rental Assistance
Nantucket Food, Fuel & Rental Assistance- Transportation for Produce at the Food Pantry 
Nantucket Lighthouse School – Educational Speaker Series , Ralph Fletcher, On Educating Boy Writers
Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals- “Pets for Life” – Outreach Program 
Nantucket STAR, Sports & Therapeutic Accessible Recreation – STAR Troopers Summer Camp and Sensory Art Classes
Small Friends on Nantucket- Operational Support 
St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket – Laundry Love

The  Nantucket Fund makes a difference to those organizations that are most critical to our Island’s well-being.Give Now and Double Your Impact! An Anonymous Donor will match $500,000 of donations to the Nantucket Fund – dollar for dollar – to support our goal to permanently endow the Nantucket Fund’s grant making