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Community Foundation for Nantucket announces a COVID-19 Response Fund

March 20, 2020 0 comments
Community Foundation for Nantucket

The Community Foundation has established The Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief.  The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has donated $100,000 from the Nantucket Fund to launch this initiative.  In addition, late Thursday evening the Foundation received a pledge for a generous matching grant of $250,000 from ReMain Nantucket.

The Foundation is committed to collaborating and coordinating with the Nantucket community to ensure we are able to work together to serve those who are vulnerable during this time of great need and disruption. 

“As the local impact of the pandemic unfolds, our community’s desire to help has been inspiring. Establishing The Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief is the easiest and most efficient way for the Foundation to support our vital organizations and year-round community.” Geoff Verney, CFN Board President. 

The Nantucket Fund for Emergency Relief will be able to act quickly to address immediate needs stemming from the Covid-19 crisis. Grants from this fund will focus on providing operational assistance to our island’s human service providers who are dealing with needs most critical as a result of this health and economic crisis. These grants will help to keep critical care moving and supplement existing support systems. Nonprofits can contact Jeanne Miller or Carlisle Jensen at the Community Foundation for more information on the streamlined application process. 

Please make a generous donation to this critical funding effort through the CFN website:  https://cfnan.org/give/give-now/nantucket-fund-emergency-relief-fund/