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 can be hand delivered to the office or may be sent to:
Farm Neck Foundation
P.O. Box 1656
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
*The deadline for Grant requests was October 31, 2019.
*Grants are awarded before the end of the year.
The Martha's Vineyard Film Society, Inc.: $3,000
Funds to Support the 3rd annual Science on Screen Program
Island Community Chorus: $2,000
Funding for String Quartet to participate in 'Joy of the Season' Holiday Concert.
Garden Gate Child Development Center: $2,000
Support expansion of the school’s playground.
Camp Jabberwocky: $4,000
Funding for Camper Scholarship Fund, helps Island residents participate in camp programming.
Island Grown Initiative: $2,000
To fund the processing of deer meat for donation to food insecure islanders.
Animal Shelter Martha's Vineyard: $3,000
Funding for renovations to improve socialization and habitat of shelter animals.
Friends of Sengekontacket: $2,500
Funds to support summer intern program, to help protect the water quality of Sengekontacket Pond.
Harbor Homes of Martha's Vineyard: $5,000
Funding to pay for short term hotel stays for medically compromised homeless residents of Martha's Vineyard.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services: $3,000
Funding for Equine-assisted Therapy for Veterans, helping island veterans with PTSD.
Oak Bluffs Fire-EMS Department: $1,125
Funding the purchase of five (5) portable CO meters.
The Aquinnah Cultural Center, Inc.: $2,500
Funds to assist the ACC educate Island students about the history and culture of the Wampanoag people.
The Alexandra Gagnon Teen Center at The YMCA: $1,500
To make healthy food options available to teens attending teen center's programming.
Lagoon Pond Association, Inc.: $2,500
To assist in funding summer interns for 2020, to protect the water quality of Lagoon Pond.
The Yard, Inc.: $2,500
Funding to build a custom computer for video editing.
Martha's Vineyard Museum: $5,000
Funding for the Museum's Photographic Time Capsule project.
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group: $2,000
To fund educational displays during the upcoming Martha's Vineyard Oyster Fest.
Sassafras Earth Education: $2,500
To fund financial aid for summer campers
Chilmark Preschool: $2,800
Funds to build a Musical garden in the existing outdoor play area.