Our community is fortunate to have been granted great help over the last few years. While we wish we could highlight every non-profit on island, here are some that are critical to the health and wellness of Nantucket.
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
NCH is the only hospital on island and we can’t thank the doctors, nurses and staff enough for their hard work and determination over the last few years. We are beyond fortunate to have such an incredible medical center on island. Follow @ackhospital or visit their website, nantuckethospital.org for daily updates, health information and ways to donate.
Community Foundation for Nantucket
The Community Foundation works to support Nantucket by addressing critical issues, both immediate and long-term. The Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief was created to support island nonprofits in their work to provide essential services to our community in the last year. Learn more at cfnan.org.
A Safe Place
A Safe Place offers free, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide direct services as well as preventive education, supervised family visitation, crisis intervention, counseling and more. They are the only agency on the island and have an incredible staff of social workers and counselors to help the community. To learn more about their work, donation options or how to get involved please visit asafeplacenantucket.org.
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club
Since 1945 the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has helped empower and support the island’s youth. From after school programs to summer camps, this is an invaluable resource on island. Check out their offerings at nantucketboysandgirlsclub.org for events, summer programs and ways to support this club.
Nantucket Conservation Foundation
The NCF works to preserve Nantucket’s character by protecting natural areas and habitats that are used, and enjoyed, by the public for education and recreation purposes. The Foundation owns many tracts of land that, had they been developed on, would have significantly altered the natural beauty and character of the island. To learn more or how to get involved visit their website at nantucketconservation.org.
Swim Across America
Swimmers of all ages and skill level are invited to participate in fundraising and raising awareness for this community resource. Proceeds from the swim support cancer treatment and patient care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket. To register, donate or volunteer for this special event visit swimacrossamerica.org.
Maria Mitchell Association
Named for Nantucket’s native astronomer, the Maria Mitchell Association operates two observatories, natural science museum, aquarium and a research center on island. Various science and history-related programs are offered for people of all ages. Follow along @maria_mitchell_association to stay-up-to-date on these offerings.
Linda Loring Nature Foundation
This charitable program preserves the biological diversity of its 275-acre property on island and connects people of all ages to nature through outstanding environmental education and research. Donations contribute to their environmental education programs, the protection of open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities among their various trails. Check their website llnf.org for events and activities all year long.
Nantucket Arts Council
The Nantucket Arts Council supports and encourages a collaborative community of the visual, performing and literary arts through education, grants, scholarships and events. For the last 40 year’s the NAC’s work has ensured the arts have a secure place in our community and for the generations to come. To learn more visit them at: nantucketartscouncil.org.
Nantucket’s Counseling Center for over 60 years, Fairwinds offers support for the mental and physical well-being of the island. Their staff is incredible and they were able to offer all their services remotely in the last year to further help our community. To learn more about the organization or to donate visit them at fairwindscenter.org.
FISHER TIP: Please visit our website fishernantucket.com/nantucket-nonprofits for a full list of local non-profits and how you can support them.