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Remain Nantucket is committed to supporting the evolution of a healthy year-round community across the island. Remain taps into continuous dialogue to identify challenges and explore solutions. By supporting resourceful thinking and research, Remain builds on Nantucket’s traditions of independence and innovation while adding expertise from a worldwide network. Remain Nantucket engages in charitable work as a subsidiary of the Schmidt Family Foundation.

Our Philanthropy

Remain Ventures invests in buildings and mission-related businesses that strengthen Nantucket’s year-round economy and spark innovation that brings long-term value to the island’s residents. Remain’s buildings not only reflect a commitment to the wise use of energy and natural resources, they also serve as gathering places and critical cornerstones of the community. Remain Ventures investments are funded privately by Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

Our Investments

Our Work

Areas of Impact

Remain is inspired by a range of voices that articulate visions for a more resilient Nantucket.

As Nantucket confronts global issues including climate change, economic stability and community diversity and inclusion, Remain highlights, pilots and supports initiatives that strengthen the island’s sustainability for decades to come. 


Remain joins island organizations in the thoughtful stewardship of our environment, green energy solutions and sustainable best practices.

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Local Economy

Remain invests in and provides ongoing support to mission-related businesses so that they are positioned to succeed and contribute to a strong year-round economy.

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Remain supports and promotes social and cultural experiences that make Nantucket a welcoming, vibrant place for everyone.

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By the numbers

Remain’s impact on Nantucket is deeply felt by the community. It can be seen in the lines for book signings at Mitchell’s Book Corner, the endorsement of multimodal transit in the downtown, the appreciation for freshly made bread and locally grown produce and the optimism for resilient landscapes in the face of sea level rise. Since 2008, Remain has helped ensure lasting vibrancy and sustainability across the island.

  • 8

    Properties owned by Remain with small businesses and nonprofits as tenants
  • 24

    Active projects supported annually through the Remain fund
  • $3.5 million

    In grants to nonprofits through the CFN Remain Fund since 2016
  • 45

    Organizations supported annually through the Remain fund

All Remain Projects