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The Perfect Gift Idea

December 17, 2014

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8 days until Christmas! Looking for the perfect last minute gift? Look no further then a Nantucket License Plate. Your license plate will help the community effort to benefit Nantucket’s children. Visit www.nantucketlicenseplate.org for more information because this Holiday, “It’s All About The Plates!” Love Nantucket? Put it on your car! www.nantucketlicenseplate.org

Happy Holidays

December 16, 2014

bannerHappy Holidays from all of us at the Community Foundation for Nantucket!

The Movies Give bACK!

December 9, 2014
Nonprofit to Nonprofit: The Movies Give bACK! moviesgivebACK The Community Foundation for Nantucket and the Nantucket Dreamland are teaming up to give bACK!  The Dreamland understands the value of community support for Nantucket’s many nonprofit organizations.  They created a new program which runs monthly, October-May, to help other nonprofits raise funds and awareness. On December 12th, join the Community Foundation at the Dreamland! We will have a table in the lobby with some information and familiar faces.  The Dreamland Foundation will donate $1.50 of every ticket sold to the 6:30pm screening of Exodus: Gods & Kings  to the Community Foundation for Nantucket.  Special thanks to the Dreamland for this new program! So, “Let’s All Go to the Movies”…. Friday December 12th at 6: 30 pm to see: Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 11.31.14 AM    

2014 COMMUNITY GRANTS BREAKFAST

December 5, 2014

Today, December 5th, was the 2014 Community Foundation Grants Breakfast.

programAs we celebrate our 8th Community Grants Cycle through the Nantucket Fund™, and the 5th Annual Grants Breakfast, we would like to honor all the donors who have had the confidence in the Community Foundation to support the Nantucket causes that are most significant each year.  We are proud that we have been able to award nearly $360,000 to 45 individual nonprofits providing services to Nantucketers since 2007, and that we met our 2014 goal of doubling our grants to over $100,000.

2014GrantBreakfast 2014GrantBreakfast2 Phil Stambaugh, President of the Foundation board, greeted around 100 people this morning at the Nantucket Hotel to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year – The Giving of Grants! Here is a little taste of where our grant dollars went this year:

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 8.42.25 PMWe are pleased to announce The Nantucket Fund™ 2014 Grant Recipients

  • Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
  • Nantucket Community Sailing
  • Swim Across America
  • A Safe Place, Inc.
  • Nantucket Community Music Center
  • Nantucket Food Pantry
  • Walden Chamber Players, Inc.
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  • Nantucket Community School
  • Housing Nantucket/ NHA Properties
  • Health Imperatives, Inc.
  • Sustainable Nantucket
  • Theatre Workshop of Nantucket
  • Linda Loring Nature Foundation
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum
  • Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket
  • Nantucket Dreamland Foundation
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Friends of Nantucket Public Schools
  • Nantucket Interfaith Council/Rental Assist
  • MYNantucket (Mentoring Youth)
  • Nantucket S.T.A.R
  • Inky Santa’s Toy Drive
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals
  • NHA Diversity Festival
2104GrantBreakfast7 2014GrantBreakfast9 Margaretta Andrews, the Executive Director of the Foundation, closed the morning’s event after we heard from all 27 of the deserved, grateful, hard-working and inspirational recipients. 2014GrantBreakfast6 Here is the Foundation’s very own Jeanne Miller with one of the newest members and the future of our Nantucket community that we work so hard to support. 2014GrantBreakfast5 THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THIS EVENT: The Nantucket Hotel – Mark & Gwenn Snider, The SeaGrille, The Nantucket Bake Shop and The Downyflake Restaurant. What a wonderful morning of friends, community and philanthropy!  We can’t wait for the year ahead to see these grants in action! If this post has inspired you to give bACK to your Nantucket community, visit our website at www.cfnan.org and see the 3 ways you can GIVE this Holiday season! Giving Cards  

TRIMMING THE TREE WITH PHILANTHROPY

December 3, 2014
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A Sneak Peek of our design at the “Festival of Trees.”  We trimmed our  tree with philanthropy! Happy Holidays!

3 Ways to Give this Holiday Season!

December 1, 2014

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1.  Give to Support the Foundation

The work of the Community Foundation could not continue without direct support. Please consider a gift to support the operations of the foundation.
SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

2.  Give to a Named Fund

CFN helps connects donors with those in need on Nantucket. One of the ways we accomplish this is through targeted named funds.
SELECT A FUND

3.  Giving Cards

What better way to show your appreciation for someone special than to present them with a Giving Card for charitable giving? The benefits of this Giving Card program are far-reaching. One of the missions of the Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy Island-wide, and your purchase of a Giving Card supports that mission. The cost of the card is tax-deductible and goes into a fund, from which the card value is redeemed as a charitable grant. Best of all, you’re giving a gift that allows your recipients to support THEIR charity! Give the gift of giving.
BUY OR REDEEM GIVING CARDS
1466249_10152081748555575_1842341512_n Today – December 2, 2014 is Giving Tuesday!  “Giving Tuesday is a counter narrative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it reminds us that the spirit of the holiday giving season should be about community and not just consumerism,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation. “The most meaningful gift we can give our children, loved ones, friends and neighbors is the commitment to work together to help build a better world.”

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Here at the Community Foundation for Nantucket, our mission is to promote philanthropy everyday and #GivingTuesday is a great day to start!

Outstanding Volunteer Award

November 17, 2014
This past Wednesday (November 12th) was Philanthropy Day 2014 for the Cape & Islands. 2014_STD_Front-300x200 Nantucket’s very own Jill Roethke & Jim Pignato – co-chairs of the event: Swim Across America: Nantucket – have won the Outstanding Volunteer Award for 2014. Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 4.10.52 PM “Jill and Jim represent the best of community activism and giving back to your community,” says Dr. Margot Hartmann, President and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital.  “Without the funding that was a direct result of Jill and Jim’s efforts, we simply would not be able to provide this advanced oncology care.” 1422561_10152385696045575_249819542050694499_n Charlene Thurston, Program Director for Nantucket Cottage Hospital, says, “We want to ‘Thank You’ Jill and Jim for everything you have done and for raising these funds for the benefit of these patients and families on the island who are dealing with this disease of cancer.” For more information on Jill and Jim’s efforts, watch this short clip from Philanthropy Day:

Chasing Light Concert

November 16, 2014
For the second consecutive year, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) and the Nantucket Atheneum presented the concert Chasing Light: An Evening of Art and Music on Saturday, November 15th at the Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall. DSC08806 Three AAN artist members and musicians, Robert Head, Louis Guarnaccia and Grace Mulcahy, displayed and discussed their visual work and offered a twenty-minute set of music each.  Head is a long-time AAN artist member, AAN faculty member and plays guitar in a four-member band. DSC08809 Guarnaccia is an accomplished maritime painter, AAN artist member and instructor.  He also plays blues guitar and excels at martial arts. DSC08827 Mulcahy is a senior at Nantucket High School.  She has taken classes at AAN since she was six-years old and just recently became a junior artist member in ceramics.  She plays bass guitar in a band with three of her fellow high-school friends. DSC08818 “The concert highlights visual artists who are also musicians and enable a discussion of how the music inspires their artwork and vice versa,” said AAN director of public programs Liz Hunt O’Brien. “Our mission is to foster the visual arts on the island and we are thrilled to work with the Atheneum in providing a showcase for these artists/musicians and help to bring the Nantucket community closer to the local talent around us.” Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 1.36.06 PM DSC08811 Thank you to the musicians and artists for sharing their talents with us all!

It’s Community Foundation Week!

November 10, 2014
cfweek Throughout 2014, the Council on Foundations has undertaken a number of major initiatives to help build a second century of community philanthropy and build public awareness of the important role community foundations play in our society. This month, over 1,500 philanthropic leaders joined us for the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations – a high point in the year long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Cleveland Foundation. This week, we have an opportunity to continue recognizing the community foundations role in our society during the 25th Annual Community Foundation Week from November 12-18. Community Foundation Week is an important opportunity to learn more about the value of place-based giving and perhaps peak interest in getting involved with your very own island foundation. For more information on community foundations , watch this short video. Happy #CFWEEK #NANTUCKET!

Chasing Light Concert

November 6, 2014

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Artists Association of Nantucket and the Nantucket Atheneum co-host Chasing Light: An Evening of Art and Music

Concert at the Atheneum Great Hall on Saturday, November 15 featuring the art and music of Robert Head, Louis Guarnaccia and Grace Mulcahy.

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For the second consecutive year, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) and the Nantucket Atheneum are collaborating to present the concert Chasing Light: An Evening of Art and Music on Saturday, November 15, 7 p.m., at the Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India Street. Admission is FREE. Three AAN artist members and musicians, Robert Head, Louis Guarnaccia and Grace Mulcahy, will display and discuss their visual work and offer a twenty-minute set of music each.  Head is a long-time AAN artist member, AAN faculty member and plays guitar in a four-member band. Guarnaccia is an accomplished maritime painter, AAN artist member and instructor.  He also plays blues guitar and excels at martial arts.  Mulcahy is a senior at Nantucket High School.  She has taken classes at AAN since she was six-years old and just recently became a junior artist member in ceramics.  She plays bass guitar in a band with three of her fellow high-school friends. “This evening will highlight visual artists who are also musicians and enable a discussion of how the music inspires their artwork and vice versa,” said AAN director of public programs Liz Hunt O’Brien. “Our mission is to foster the visual arts on the island and we are thrilled to work with the Atheneum in providing a showcase for these artists/musicians and help to bring the Nantucket community closer to the local talent around us.” “Last year this concert brought a standing-room-only crowd and we hope lots of people will again join us to celebrate these three artists and their many talents,” said AAN executive director Cecil Barron Jensen. This event is made possible through a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Nantucket. Admission is free. For further information about AAN 2014 programs and events, please visit the website atwww.nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722.