Farm Neck Foundation Grants
How to Apply for a Grant
The Farm Neck Foundation issues a call for applicants for the Foundation's grants annually each September. Eligible are all Island non-profit organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the Martha's Vineyard community.
Each year the Foundation's Board of Directors requests submittals from all Vineyard non-profit organizations in need of help to fund their unique projects or programs. Traditionally, the Board does not fund salaries but gives special consideration to innovative approaches to problems or needs that cannot get funding through traditional sources. The Board does not award grants two years in a row to the same organization.
Island non-profit organizations are invited to submit a concise proposal describing their specific project, its potential benefits, budgetary requirements, grant amount requested, and two (2) letters of support from sources outside of the organization. Proposals must be received by November 1st and may be sent to:
Farm Neck Foundation
P.O. Box 1656
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
You can also go to the online versions of the MV Times and Vineyard Gazette to see our press release.
Island Community Chorus: $2,950
To help fund the 20th Anniversary Concert.
The Farm Institute: $1,265
To fund a bee keeping program with the purchase of a 'Flow Hive', bees and other materials.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services: $3,000
To help with outreach for an Elder Abuse Prevention Program.
Biodiversity Works: $5,929
To fund two seasonal intern positions for 2016.
Creative Entrepreneur with Opportunities - C.E.O.: $2,700
To fund the publication "I am a CEO" Women in Small Business.
The Polly Hill Arboretum: $3,273
To purchase a roto-tiller.
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society: $2,500
To help fund the 2nd annual 'Nature as Inspiration' Environmental Film Festival.
The Martha's Vineyard Museum: $5,000
To support a year-long exhibit on the Whaling Industry on Martha's Vineyard.
The Nature Conservancy: $4,000
To purchase a walk-behind brush cutter to aid in sandplain grassland restoration.
Healthy Aging Task Force: $2,970
To provide supplies and materials for the 2nd year of the 'Powerful Tools for Caregivers' Program.
Featherstone Center for the Arts: $6,000
To help fund the arts component of the Memory Support Group Program.
Niantic Park Playground Project: $5,000
To help fund the ground cover for the playground.
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival: $2,500
To help to bring filmmakers and special guests to speak at the Film Festival.
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc.: $3,180
To help fund the continuance of the MV Shell Recovery Partnership.