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ReMain Nantucket Fund

The ReMain Nantucket Fund provides grants to Nantucket nonprofits. ReMain’s charitable activity helps to envision and empower a prosperous future for the heart of Nantucket – tapping the Island’s extraordinary resources: its people and strong tradition of independence, innovation, and conservation.

Eligibility and Criteria for Applying for a ReMain Nantucket Grant

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

The ReMain Nantucket Fund aspires to provide funding for projects or programs which meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Enhance one or more aspects of the ReMain mission of downtown vitality:
  • Cultural activity, Cultural District development, educational opportunities for residents and visitors
  • Environmental sustainability (e.g., sustainable improvements to facilities, carpooling/transit initiatives)
  • Community-building (helping year-round residents – e.g., social services, housing, etc.)
  • Spark innovation through new programs
  • Add expertise to the organization (e.g., board or staff advancement/education; strategic planning)

There are restrictions on the scope of activities the ReMain Fund is able to support.  In general, the ReMain Nantucket Fund grants are not awarded for:

  • Unrestricted general operating expenses
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Umbrella funding organizations that intend to distribute funds at their own discretion;
  • Capital campaigns
  • Political lobbying or legislative activities
  • Individuals

The Foundation will award grants only to organizations that have met all the deadlines for project reporting, follow up and accountability for any previous grants from the Foundation.

Application Instructions for a ReMain Nantucket Grant

When submitting your ReMain Nantucket Grant application, please follow these instructions and review the list below carefully.

  1. Submit applications by the deadline of 4:30pm on March 15, 2019. Please send applications to Jeanne Miller and Carlisle Jensen via email: jmiller@cfnan.org and cjensen@cfnan.org
  2. Read the Eligibility and Criteria and sign the Acknowledgement Form attached to the application, which confirms your understanding that receipt of your submission does not imply eligibility or approval
  3. Keep a copy of your submission for your files. If mailing applications, please do not use staples, binders or folders for the originals
  4. Please do not include videos, promotional materials or any additional information other than what is requested on this form

All Applications should include the following:

  • Completed 2019 Grant Application, including signed Acknowledgement 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

ReMain Nantucket Grant Application (Word Document)

ReMain Nantucket Grant Application (PDF)

Cultural District Community Engagement Program

ReMain’s mission is to enhance the downtown’s vitality and we want to encourage groups for whom the cost of convening in the various spaces in the downtown may be prohibitive to utilize the downtown gathering places. We have designated funds within the ReMain Nantucket Fund at the Community Foundation to allow qualified groups to be reimbursed for the cost of meeting room rentals in certain circumstances:

  1. Organizations must be a nonprofit or religious organization, or a Town of Nantucket affiliate to apply. Informal groups may be sponsored by qualifying organizations.
  2. To qualify, the space being rented must be in the Cultural District. See attached map for details: Cultural District Site Map (PDF)
  3. The purpose of the gathering can be for board meetings, formal and informal committee meetings, training sessions, workshops, etc. Qualified groups cannot be reimbursed for fundraising events.
  4. Grants are capped at $250 per meeting or event and each sponsoring organization is limited to $2500/year. The funds available are finite and our hope is to spread the benefit among many different organizations or groups.
  5. After the gathering, submit a copy of the invoice for the room rental from the venue and the CFN Community Engagement Reimbursement Form to CFN to confirm the event occurred. A check will then be issued by CFN to the qualifying organization.

Copies of paid invoices or receipts for the room rental and The Community Engagement Reimbursement Form must be submitted to Diana Harrison dharrison@cfnan.org.

Questions and Concerns should be directed to the Community Foundation for Nantucket at 508-825-9993.

Community Engagement Reimbursement Form (Word Document)

Community Engagement Reimbursement Form (PDF)