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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 Fund 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 is looking for applications that meet one of the following categories.

      • A. Enhance Nantucket’s Cultural Vitality: Program Grants
          • Boost cultural activity island-wide.
          • Non-profit / private collaborative programming
      • B. Encourage Better Leaders and Organizations: Professional Development Grants
          • Leadership and governance training
          • Finance management training or tools.
          • Fund-raising or strategic planning consulting
          • Feasibility studies
      • C. Support Environmental Sustainability: Project Grants
          • Green or sustainable projects such as LED lighting and innovative technology.
          • Feasibility studies or planning for critical green sustainable projects.

Please note that organizations may only apply for one grant per category, and Remain will not support general capital campaign requests. In addition, there are restrictions on the scope of activities the Remain Nantucket Fund can 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 discretion
          • Capital campaigns
          • Political lobbying or legislative activities
          • Individuals

Application Instructions for the Remain Nantucket Fund grant

 Application Instructions:  Applications are closed for the 2024 cycle. Contact Tandi Harimon at tharimon@cfnan.org with any questions.

All Applications should include the following:

        • Completed CFN 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

The Community 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.

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