Community Involvement

The health, happiness and success of our island community is largely dependent on the generosity of those who live, work and play here. As a year-round business, we feel a commitment to support the organizations and the work of those who enhance the quality of life on Nantucket.

Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

Nantucket Looms Scholarship

In 2018, to mark our 50 year anniversary, Nantucket Looms established an annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduate of Nantucket High School interested in pursuing a career in the arts and studio arts including fiber arts, textile design or interior design by offering a concrete financial support to nurture one creative spirit, and in so doing, help keep the arts alive.

In this day and age, where our lives are increasingly technology-focused and we grow more distant from the joy of original handmade goods, we wanted to provide a way to encourage our younger generation to pursue the arts as a career path.

Since establishing the Nantucket Looms Scholarship Fund, we have awarded five of these scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the arts and interior design at various schools including Parsons School of Design, Drexel University, University of Rhode Island and Springfield College. We are proud to support those who are inspired to live creatively.   

"As a graduate of Nantucket High School, I received generous financial support from the island community. My mother, Liz Winship, has always been very philanthropically minded, teaching me that it is important to 'pay it forward'. By establishing this scholarship with the help of my partners, Becky and Stephanie, we are encouraging those who live here to pursue a career that is rewarding and would be of value on Nantucket. The Community Foundation has helped us establish this fund that will support island students for years to come."
-Bess Clarke, Partner

Get Involved

Follow the link below if you are interested in donating to our fund or learning how else to become involved with the Nantucket Community Foundation.

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