2015 Grant Recipients

2015 Community Grant Recipients

December 4, 2015 marked the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s 6th annual Nantucket Fund™ Grant Recipient’s Breakfast.

_ZW73976For the past two years, the Community Foundation has convened a Community Roundtable, including thought leaders from the Island, to help us assess current and future needs on Nantucket, in anticipation of CFN’s annual community grants cycle through the Nantucket Fund™.  The Grants Breakfast was proud to honor 24 nonprofits receiving awards which total $138,720.  Here is a taste of where our grant dollars went this year:

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During the breakfast, we heard from each of these recipients, who emotionally and gratefully spoke a bit about how these grant dollars will help their programs this year.

A round of applause to all the recipients and a special thanks to Mark & Gwen Snider from The Nantucket Hotel, N Magazine for all their support this year, The ‘Sconset Chapel, The License Plate Fund, First Congregational Church, Nantucket Bank, Max Berry, and Pamela Thomas.  Thanks as well to those who responded to our late summer Nantucket Fund™ appeal, as well as many multi-year donors and those Nantucketers who purchased raffle tickets for our third annual raffle to support this fund.

To submit grants for 2016, please refer to the Foundation’s Grants Process.

The 2015 Recipients:

A Safe Place

Victims of Crime Act Matching Funds

Artists Association of Nantucket

to support the Healing Through the Creative Process program

Children’s Cove

to support Bridge the Gap advocacy

Family and Children’s Services of Nantucket

A new Sensory Room

Friends of Nantucket Public Schools

to support The Children’s Fund scholarships

Habitat for Humanity

A boiler/hot water heater

Health Imperatives, Inc

to support Nantucket Family Planning and WIC programs

Housing Nantucket/ NHA Properties

Public Education and Media Outreach

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

to support Nantucket outreach

Nantucket Book Foundation

PEN/Faulkner Writers in Public Schools

Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

American Power Hour Program

Nantucket Community Sailing

Accessible water sports with “old Salts” and STAR families

Nantucket Community School

Summer Boost Pre-School Program

Nantucket Cottage Hospital

to support the Pediatric Health Fair

Nantucket Food Pantry

to support the Fresh Produce program

Nantucket Historical Association

to support Our Nantucket and multicultural events

Nantucket Ice Company

Bi-Monthly Community Skating nights

Nantucket Interfaith Council/Rental Assistance

to support Short-term Housing Assistance

Nantucket Lighthouse School

A lecture series on Mental Health and Challenging Behaviors

Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association

Science Festival and STEM Fair

Nantucket S.T.A.R.

to support Sensory Art and Cross fit programs

Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals

to support the Whiskers & Wags Program

Swim Across America

underwriting events costs for event to support NCH Cancer Care and PASCON

Sustainable Nantucket

to support the Farm to School Apprenticeship