Community Impact Our Work in the Nantucket Community

Our mission is to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership. In pursuit of this mission we act as a:


As a steward in the community, the Foundation creates and manages funds to ensure a legacy for charitable giving.  The One Book One Island Fund is just one example of the Foundation’s 90+ charitable funds all of which impact the Nantucket community.

Grant Maker:

The Foundation awards grants through the Nantucket Fund, the ReMain Nantucket Fund and the Community Health Initiative Fund in addition to grants through donor directed funds. Learn more about the impact these grants have on Island organizations and individuals.

Charitable Resource:

As a leader in the Nantucket nonprofit community, the Foundation serves as a resource for donors, non-profits, and the whole Island community.


The Foundation aims to mobilize community leaders to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues. The Foundation does this through its advisory committee and through other community initiatives.

Give to Foundation Operations

The Foundation works hard to help Nantucketers stay connected to the causes they care about.  The work of the Community Foundation could not continue without direct support.  Please consider a gift to support the operations of the foundation and help us make a difference!

Make a gift today.