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Nantucket Fund For Emergency Relief A COVID -19 Response Fund

The Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief will address immediate and long-term needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants  will focus on providing operational assistance to our Island’s nonprofit human service providers. The goal of this fund is to sustain critical care and services during this pandemic. Examples include:

  • Access to Food and Nutrition Services
  • Housing Related Support
  • Behavioral Health and Addiction Services
  • Access to Healthcare for our Island’s vulnerable populations
  • Essential services for our Elder community
  • Groups or agencies who provide critical services to our community who are unable to do so due to mandated closures

We realize that this situation is fluid, and not every need has been identified.  The Community Foundation is committed to being flexible during this challenging time.

Grants Awarded as of May 22, 2020: $554,422.00

The following organizations received grants:

  • A Baby Center at Nantucket Family Resource Center
  • A Safe Place
  • Artists Association of Nantucket
  • Fairwinds, Nantucket’s Counseling Center
  • Far De Luz
  • Health Imperatives
  • Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
  • Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Serology study
  • Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Emergency Department Support
  • Nantucket Community School
  • Nantucket Food, Fuel, and Rental Assistance
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness on Nantucket
  • Rising Tide Preschool
  • Saltmarsh Senior Center / First Congregational Churc
  • St. Paul’s Church / Laundry Love
  • Small Friends
  • Unitarian Church

Applying for a Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief Grant

We encourage organizations who meet the above criteria to submit a written request for funding to Jeanne Miller and Carlisle Jensen.

Requests should include the following:

  • Organization name and contact.
  • Are you able to provide services at this time?
  • How has the COVID-19 crisis affected your revenue stream?
  • Please share with us how the Community Foundationcan help, include a detailed spread sheet of your financial losses and current need.
  • Is this the only request you anticipate making in the near future?  Or are there other needs you currently have for which you have applied for assistance elsewhere?