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Grants Overview

Grants are the primary means by which the Community Foundation for Nantucket improves and enhances the Island. Proceeds for grants come from restricted and unrestricted endowments and donations from charitably-minded organizations and individuals. The Foundation provides its expertise and objectivity in determining the most beneficial use for funds available for grant making.

The Community Foundation administers three community grants via The Nantucket Fund, The ReMain Nantucket Fund, and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Community Health Initiative Fund.

Total Grants Awarded in 2017 by Sector

Grants by Sector Pie chart

Application Deadlines

ReMain Nantucket

Applications Accepted After:
February 15, 2019

Applications Due:
March 15, 2019 at 4:30PM

Grants Awarded:
April/May 2019

Nantucket Fund Grants

Applications Accepted After:
April 1, 2019

Applications Due:
May 9, 2019 at 4:30PM

Grants Awarded:
July 2019

NCH Community Health Initiative

Applications Accepted After:
June 1, 2019

Applications Due:
June 24, 2019 at 4:30PM

Grants Awarded:
December 2019

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“We love the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and their Power Hour program because it allows our son Andrew to complete homework or read a book in a quiet, supervised atmosphere. Danny has been an important part of Andrew’s after school routine, helping him with any homework questions that he may have. Having the Power Hour program allows Andrew to complete his homework and then be able to participate in other club activities like sports or in the computer lab. The Power Hour program eliminates fighting over homework in the evening and allows us to have more family time.”

TJ and Jaimee Lavin on The Nantucket Fund Grant to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club