The Gosnold Community Fund

Jan 10, 2021

The Gosnold Community Fund, which now includes a Scholarship Fund, was established in 2001 by Elkan Blout and David Twichell, two gentlemen with deep ties to Cuttyhunk and all the Elizabeth Islands.

Since then, the Fund has grown through private contributions and is still very much guided by a five-person committee of locals – seasonal and year-rounders – who share those deep connections. This fund represents the abiding spirit of connection that a specific geographic location can bring to such philanthropy – with an eye toward complimenting civic investment and a desire to invest in very grounded opportunities to improve the quality of life on the islands, with a focus on education, technical training, health, housing, recreation, historic preservation and the environment.

Recent grants funded a golf cart to assist medical professionals on Cuttyhunk and helped protect the Islands’ precious ecosystem.

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