Current Grants

2017 Nantucket Fund™ Grant Recipients

On July 11th, at the Nantucket Hotel, we held our annual Nantucket Fund™Grant Recipient Breakfast. The event was sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management. This year, we had the pleasure of awarding $160,475 to 22 nonprofit recipients.

Annually CFN convenes members of the Nantucket community to identify and discuss the most pressing current needs, a practice that allows our Grants Committee to be strategic in grant making around priorities set by our community.

Here is where our grant dollars were directed this year.

Nantucket Fund Grants


Capacity Building & HVAC Systems for new homes, Habitat for Humanity
Public Education & Media Outreach Programs, Housing Nantucket
The Community Investment Tax Credit Program, Housing Nantucket
Short-Term Rental Assistance for the Nantucket Rental Assistance Program, Nantucket Food, Fuel, & Rental Assistance

Mental Health/ Substance Abuse: 
Victims of Crime Act grant support for a full-time Trauma Therapist, A Safe Place, Inc.
Janina Kean, Family Awareness Program, Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
Fairwinds Professional Development Institute, Fairwinds – Nantucket’s Counseling Center
Healing through the Creative Process, Artists Association of Nantucket
Guiding Good Choices – Drug Prevention Training for Families, Gosnold Inc.

Diversity Initiatives: 
Ready Set Read Program & Parental Empowerment Series, Nantucket Community School
Brazilian and Bulgarian Dance Programs, Nantucket Music Center
Translation Services for Nature Trails, Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Youth & Recreation: 
Children’s Theatre Program, Nantucket Dreamland Foundation
Sensory Art & Cross Fit Programs, Nantucket STAR
Boys & Girls Club Sailing & Water-Sport Classes, Nantucket Community Sailing

Education & Child Care: 
PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools, Nantucket Book Foundation
Sea of Opportunities with Nantucket Public Schools, Egan Maritime Institute
Mike Smith Live – Motivational Speaker Series, Friends of Nantucket Public Schools
Humane Education Program, Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals
Extended Hours in Infant Room, Small Friends on Nantucket

Health & Medicine: 
Immigrant & community engagement initiatives, Increased health, nutrition, and family services, and bilingual reproductive health counselor, Health Imperatives, Inc
Be Well Children’s Health, Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Food & Nutrition: 
Fresh Food Produce Program at Nantucket Food Panty, Nantucket Food, Fuel, & Rental Assistance