Nantucket Fund Impact

The Nantucket Fund is a unique fund established by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees as an endowment for our community. This fund was established to pool donors’ resources to help meet multiple needs of the Island and its people. In this way, the Nantucket Fund supports key community priorities identified through the Community Foundation’s convening activities.

We see a Nantucket where everyone – equally and inclusively:

  • has a place to call home
  • has support when coping with personal struggles,
  • knows their children are safe and active during the workday,
  • can rely on year-round affordable transportation,
  • and may age gracefully with trust in the services they need and deserve

Current Nantucket Fund Grants

2022 Nantucket Fund Grants

A Safe Place | Trauma Therapy Program
Addiction Solutions | Donor Database
Artists Association of Nantucket | Family Art
Bulgarian Education Center | Operational Support
Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands | Meals on Wheels
Fairwinds | Bring Telehealth Providers to Nantucket for Face to Face Appointments
Habitat for Humanity | HVAC for one home in the Benjamin Drive Development
Health Imperatives | Support for WIC, Young Parents, and the Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic
Housing Nantucket | Maintenance of the Affordable Rental Portfolio
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | Educational and Support Services in Spanish for Nantucket Residents
Nantucket Book Foundation | Authors in Schools Program
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club | Staff Spanish Language Education
Nantucket Community Music School | Elder Outreach Program
Nantucket Community Sailing | Community Programs to Underserved Youth and Seniors
Nantucket Community School | Summer Boost Kindergarten Readiness Program
Nantucket Food, Fuel, & Rental Assistance | Food Pantry Support and Utility and Rental Assistance
Nantucket Historical Association | NHA on the Road – Senior Services
Nantucket Ice | Operational Support
Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals | Community Assistance Program
Nantucket Resource Partnership | Develop Comprehensive Food Insecurity Support System
Nantucket STAR | STAR Summer Camp and AAN Sensory Classes
Our House | Youth Coach
Small Friends Nantucket | Employee Retention Program
St. Paul’s Nantucket | St. Paul’s Meals Program
Sustainable Nantucket | Farm to School Program
Swim Across America | Swim Across America 10 Year Video

What is the Grant Making Process?

The Nantucket Fund makes grants based on priorities determined through convening the Island’s leaders. Our Advisory Committee of health care workers, educators, clergy, police, town officials, the media and others, meet throughout the year to identify the Island’s most critical needs.

Through an annual Grant Application process, the Nantucket Fund Grants Committee meets to discuss the applications, interview the applicants, and make suggestions to the Community Foundation’s Board.

With the assistance of the Advisory Committee and Grants Committee, the Board of Trustees awards Nantucket Fund Grants to community organizations working to address the island’s most pressing needs.

After awarding the grants, Community Foundation staff continues to follow up with the grant recipients through site visits, 6-month reports, and year end evaluations.

Help Endow the Nantucket Fund’s Grant Making

The Nantucket Fund is the Foundation’s only discretionary grant making fund. Your donation to the Nantucket Fund will help all of Nantucket, and your generosity is needed now more than ever.

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