Charitable Giving

The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival Charitable Foundation


The Nantucket Wine & Food Festival Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of our festival. Over the past 23 years, we have donated over a million dollars to Nantucket Island charities and non-profit organizations on and off island. We are committed to supporting our island community, its history and its natural resources. We have embraced the Nantucket High School Culinary Arts program, providing an on-going contribution to their scholarship program, hosting a yearly Junior Top Chef competition and providing paid student employment and mentoring opportunities. The NWFCF supports over 30 different organizations annually.

Our Volunteers

With 60 events over five days, volunteers are crucial to the production of this annual event. As a volunteer, you will be part of the festival staff, part of the NWF family.  You will be busy, and you will be entertained!  We ask that all volunteers work a minimum of three (3) four-hour shifts – and some work as many as eight depending on your energy, your interest, and your availability. All volunteers will receive a Nantucket Wine & Food Festival shirt and a ticket to Session 3 of the Grand Tastings.  If your Volunteer Itinerary happens to include Session 3 of the Grand Tastings, we will offer a ticket to another Grand Tastings Session (21 or over). Reach out to us through our Inquiry Form if interested in volunteering for the 2021 festival.