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, with a preference toward those organizations with 501(c)3 status.
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.
M & M Community Development WYOB-FM: $2,000
To purchase a back-up transmitter.
Garden Gate Child Development: $1,710
To fund "The Happiness Project" - a project to support preschool children's emotional health.
Island Grown Initiative: $4,400
To purchase a cider press, harvesting tools, a rototiller and poultry processing equipment.
Island Elderly Housing: $2,000
To help fund their Community Dinner Program.
M.V. Association of EMTs, Inc.: $3,000
To purchase Pearson texts and online access for training purposes.
M.V. Mediation Program: $1,500
To fund training needed to initiate a pilot program for Restorative Justice.
Vineyard House: $2,500
To help purchase furniture and a grill for a private outside space.
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center: $3,000
To provide scholarships and financial assistance.
M.V. Figure Skating Club: $2,500
To help fund the preschool skating program.
Vineyard Montessori School: $4,000
To help fund the purchase of computers, software, etc.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society: $1,600
To fund the cost of two ads for the Summer Festival.
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard: $5,000
To help fund a respite care program for caregivers.
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard: $2,500
To help fund technical training workshops for Island landscapers.
Vineyard Baseball, Inc.: $4,000
To help purchase safety netting and padding.
The Yard: $3,500
To purchase video recording equipment.
Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: $1,500
To fund a six week program of Equine Therapy.
Mass Audubon - Felix Neck: $10,000
A one-time grant for their Capital Building Campaign.
M.V. Arena: $25,000
To be paid over three years toward their Capital Building Campaign.