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    ReMain Nantucket
    Virna Gonzalez

    Community Foundation for Nantucket
    Carlisle Jensen

    ReMain Nantucket and the Community Foundation for NantucketPartner with $250,000 Match to Help Nonprofits during COVID-19 Crisis

    NANTUCKET, Massachusetts---ReMain Nantucket and Community Foundation for Nantucket announced today ReMain Nantucket’s dollar-for-dollar matching donation of up to $250,000 to support the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Emergency Relief Fund, which will provide grants to local non-profit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

    In addition, the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund has reopened its application period. All nonprofits who have current applications for support pending from the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s ReMain Fund will be able to adjust their applications in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and any cancelations, postponements, and shifts in priority due to the quarantine. Nonprofits who had previously not applied for support this year may now also submit an application. The deadline to submit a grant application is April 16, 2020.

    There will be numerous challenges, including short-term and long-term economic repercussions, that stem from the quarantine.” said ReMain Nantucket Executive Director Cecil Barron Jensen. ”ReMain recognizes that its mission to support and strengthen the lasting economic, social, and environmental vitality of downtown Nantucket is critical and support for the non-profit community is especially needed now.”

    “We truly hope that by supporting the Emergency Relief Fund and reopening the ReMain Nantucket Fund, we are offering avenues for Nantucket’s nonprofits to continue their important work on behalf of our community. We are all in this together,” said Jensen.

    To review the criteria and instructions to apply to receive support from the ReMain Nantucket Fund, please visit the Community Foundation website. For more information about the Community Foundation for Nantucket’s Emergency Relief Fund, please visit their website.

    ReMain Nantucket is a charitable organization, founded by philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to support the economic, social and environmental vitality of the island of Nantucket. In addition to providing grants and sponsorships to support sustainable and cultural initiatives across the island, the organization has worked to revitalize the downtown district year-round through the preservation of historic buildings that are home to a mix of nonprofit and commercial businesses. For more information, please visit remainnantucket.org.

    Community Foundation for Nantucket is an autonomous, nonsectarian philanthropic institution supported by the public with the long-term goals of building component funds established by donors to carry out charitable interests benefitting residents of Nantucket and serving in leadership roles on important community issues. For more information, please visit cfnan.org.
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