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

NANTUCKET, Mass. March 30, 2020 —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 that 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 that previously had 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


“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


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



March 30, 2020

CONTACT: Virna Gonzalez