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.
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.
Nantucket Ice promotes a healthy recreational environment for Nantucket’s children and adults. Their weekly schedules range from learn to skate classes to curling. Nantucket Ice is also home to numerous ice hockey teams and is a great spot to gather on island. Donations help fund ongoing maintenance and support the rink skating programs. Learn more at nantucketice.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.
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.
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. Learn more at mariamitchell.org
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket
PASCON is a specialized health care program dedicated to providing physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for persons with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Services are provided through a team of professionals and volunteers. Visit their website above to learn ways you can help and for more information on their fundraisers and community events. Learn more at pascon.org
Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals
NISHA is an open door shelter on the island. They provide shelter and care for animals in need, and promote animal welfare through humane education, outreach and advocacy. From adoption to community assistance, NISHA is an essential service for the Nantucket Community. Learn more at nishanimals.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.
Beyond real estate, Fisher Real Estate aims to share the island’s critical resources with our clients who may not know of, or may not know much about the various organizations that help our community thrive. Once a quarter, we send a special edition of our newsletter that highlights a particular organization, their mission and current initiatives. Be sure to subscribe below: