Nantucket Fund Grants APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 1

Nantucket Fund grants are available to organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status, municipalities, or religious organizations that deliver programs and services to Nantucket residents.

The Nantucket Fund is the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funding source that provides community grants to the Island’s most critical needs and initiatives.

Nantucket Fund Grant Application Cycle:

      • April 1 – Applications Open
      • July 1 – Applications Close
      • Early September – Decisions Sent
      • September 25 – Recipient Award Ceremony
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Eligibility for Applying for a Nantucket Fund Grant

The Community Foundation for Nantucket encourages requests for projects and programs that cultivate positive impact, and improve the quality of life for people in the Nantucket community. The following areas are examples of award categories:

    • Mental Health
    • Substance Use
    • Housing
    • Affordable Childcare
    • Year-round transportation
    • Senior Well-Being
    • Diversity Initiatives

In addition, grant requests should:

    • Propose practical ways to address community issues and challenges
    • Leverage diverse sources of support (i.e. funds or volunteers)
    • Stimulate community members to participate in addressing community challenges
    • Assist nonprofit organizations in maximizing effective management
    • Highlight cooperative efforts that minimize or eliminate duplication of service, and are sustainable over time.

Application Instructions for a Nantucket Fund Grant

Application Instructions: The Nantucket Fund Grant applications are OPEN through the CFN Online Grant Portal as of APRIL, 1, 2024. Access the online grant application portal here.

Login to the site, and complete the application for the Nantucket Fund Grant. There is a “collaborate” feature that allows multiple people to work on the same application. Applications are due July 1, 2024.

All Applications should include the following:
    • Completed 2024 Grant Application, including signed Acknowledgment Form
    • Names and addresses of your current Board of Trustees
    • Copy of the letter from the IRS granting 501(c) (3) tax status and any subsequent IRS letters relating to your organization’s status
    • Copy of your most recent Form 990N, 990EZ, or 990 and complete financial statements in accordance with Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements
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Previous Nantucket Fund Grant Recipients

2023 Nantucket Fund Grant Recipients

  • A Safe Place’s Trauma Therapy Program
  • ACKNow Community Initiatives’ Lease to Locals Program
  • Addiction Solutions’ Database Management Upgrade
  • Artists Association of Nantucket’s Teen Portfolio Program
  • Egan Maritime’s Senior Moments Program
  • Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands’ Meals on Wheels
  • Fairwinds’ Telehealth Hybrid Care
  • Health Imperatives’ Health Care Access
  • Housing Nantucket’s Kitchens in affordable homes
  • Mass Audubon Nantucket Sanctuaries’ Youth Climate Leadership Program
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Youth Initiative Program
  • Nantucket Book Foundation’s Authors in Schools Program
  • Nantucket Boys and Girls Club Security Audit for Youth Facilities
  • Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs’ Senior Events
  • Nantucket Community Sailing’s Community Programs to Underserved Youth and Seniors
  • Nantucket Community School’s Summer Boost and Community Programs
  • Nantucket Dreamland’s Literature to Life Program
  • Nantucket Family Resource Center’s Emergency Aid for Families Fund
  • Nantucket Food, Fuel, & Rental Assistance’s Rental and Utility Assistance
  • Nantucket Ice’s New rental skates and community room upgrades
  • Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals’ Community Assistance Program
  • Nantucket Lighthouse School’s Extended Day Program
  • Nantucket Skating Club Expanded Figure Skating Offerings
  • Nantucket STAR’s Summer Adventure Program
  • Our House’s Youth Mentors Program
  • Small Friends Nantucket’s Childcare Providers Retention Program
  • Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program
  • Warming Place’s Emergency Shelter Funding

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 Adventure Pods
  • 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

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