Comm. Foundation for Nantucket Grants $1M to Local Nonprofits
October 17, 2020 — The Community Foundation for Nantucket yesterday announced that it awarded $1,048,914 in grants to 28 Nantucket nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling the organizations to remain operational during and after the crisis.
In addition to helping nonprofits reopen to the public, including funding disinfecting programs and personal protective equipment, the Community Foundation for Nantucket (CFN) has supported organizations that are providing relief and support to individuals and households experiencing severe economic hardships due to COVID-19.
“Awarding $1 million dollars to the Island community in just seven months is a major milestone for us an organization. As this crisis continues to impact Nantucket, it has become clear just how important the Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief is. Our grant making has become a vital resource to our human service organizations and the year-round community.” Geoff Verney, board president of CFN.
On March 17, CFN established the Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief. Two weeks later, it awarded the first grant from the fund.
Receiving the funds were the following:
A Baby Center
A Safe Place
Artists Assoc. of Nantucket
CPS Middle School
Far De Luz
First Congregational Church
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cape Cod & The Islands
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
Nantucket Community Music School
Nantucket Community School
Nantucket Community Television
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Nantucket Food Fuel & Rental
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket Partnership for Children
Rising Tide Preschool
St. Paul's Church
UU Church/ Immigration Resource Center
“We could not have survived the COVID-19 pandemic without CFN's help, as our requests for food at the pantry and for rental and fuel assistance tripled in the period from March through June,” Janis Carreiro, executive director of Nantucket Food Fuel & Rental Assistance.
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