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November 23, 2020
Comm. Foundation for Nantucket Grants $1M to Local Nonprofits
Community Foundation for Nantucket

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
  • Addiction Solutions
  • Artists Assoc. of Nantucket
  • CPS Middle School
  • Dreamland
  • Fairwinds
  • Far De Luz
  • First Congregational Church
  • Health Imperatives
  • Housing Nantucket
  • Maria Mitchell
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Cape Cod & The Islands
  • Nantucket Atheneum
  • 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 Ice
  • Nantucket Partnership for Children
  • Rising Tide Preschool
  • Small Friends
  • St. Paul's Church
  • Unitarian 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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