Two men painting the compass rose.


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

Our Vision

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.