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Donor Stories

“Setting up a Field of Interest project fund with the Community Foundation has enabled me to take immediate action to help address the long-term needs of our Island’s natural habitats without having to go through the time consuming process of becoming our separate 501(c)3 charity.” Bob Williams

Bob Williams is part of a group of concerned citizens who opened a Field of Interest Project Fund, the Nantucket Pond Collation Fund. The purpose of this fund is to work with stakeholders to restore and protect Nantucket Ponds. Since 2014 they have made significant investments in the health and safety of Hummock Pond and Long Pond.

“We established the Taunton Hill Fund with the Community Foundation as a way to support the Nonprofit community  on-Island as well as provide invaluable educational opportunities for these community leaders. In the past two years, Margaretta and her team have expertly produced two full-day Nonprofit Leadership Conferences, which emphasized skill-building, collaboration, networking, and leadership. It has been most rewarding to work with the Foundation to see our vision come to life.” Joe and Deidre Smialowski

“We chose to invest in the Community Foundation’s Nantucket Fund as a way to support the island our family loves. We know that through a multi-year gift we are able to help the most critical needs on Nantucket today and in the future.”

Ann and Johnny Johnson

Become a Nantucket Fund Sustainer. Donors who commit to a multi-year pledge of $10,000 or more to the Nantucket Fund help ensure that significant grants address those needs that are the greatest, now and in the future.

“When I took a year off from full-time work and was without a regular income stream.  My Donor Advised Fund meant I didn’t have to stop or slow down my charitable giving and my philanthropic footprint was still visible on the streets of Nantucket!  I could still support the community I call home.” Janet Schulte

Janet donated stock, which had appreciated significantly, to the Community Foundation to create a Donor Advised Fund.  She avoided any capital gains on the appreciated value, which left the entire asset available for charitable gifts.