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:
Steward – by creating and managing funds to ensure a legacy for charitable solutions
Grant Maker – by awarding grants through the Nantucket Fund™ and donor-directed funds that respond to pressing needs
Charitable Resource – by maintaining in-depth knowledge of the nonprofit sector, and by providing resources for donors, nonprofits, and the community
Catalyst – by mobilizing community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues
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 work day
- Can rely on year-round, affordable public transportation
- May age gracefully with trust in the services they need and deserve
Our Strategic Plan
Goal 1: Develop and maintain our unrestricted grant-making, the Nantucket Fund, and other charitable funds to encourage charitable giving opportunities and financially support and focus attention on the island’s most critical community needs and initiatives.
Goal 2: Serve as an information and education resource on community needs. Convene community members to identify key community needs, causes, and solutions.
Goal 3: Develop best in class organizational leadership and recruit staff and trustees who bring new perspectives, skills, and strengths to our organization.