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 30, 2020.
*Grants are awarded before the end of the year.
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society: $31,145
Funds to support the Geese Population Control Project
Red Stocking Fund: $10,000
Funding for the Kerry Alley Endowment
To support capital campaign to purchase a building to house the radio station
Funds to support fertilizer and pesticide technical training course
Media Voices for Children: $4,000
Funding for a child labor and human slavery curriculum for island students and the purchase of a new IMAC computer.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary: $2,000
To fund the cost of materials to improve entrance and walkways to the Nature Center.
Second Chance Animal Rescue: $1,500
Funding for renovations to the Animal Adoption Area.
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group: $5,000
To fund financial assistance to islanders undergoing cancer treatment
Island Food Pantry: $11,736
Funds to purchase a walk-in freezer
Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard: $3,750
To fund all non-organizational personnel costs associated with the Educate & Engage survey and workshops.
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard: $10,000
Funds to support the respite care program.
Island Elderly Housing: $5,000
Funding to support the operation of the Blueberry Van Program
MV Sharks Baseball Foundation: $1,400
Funds to purchase (2) batting cages.
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club: $5,000
Funding to support Club’s programming: Remote Learning Enrichment Program and After School Program.
Seven Hills Foundation: $2,400
To fund a 32-week music therapy program.
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living: $4,160
Funding to support the Functional Fitness Program
To fund the purchase of wildlife trail cameras and supporting equipment
Martha's Vineyard Playhouse: $2,500
To fund the Winter Stars and Virginia’s Drama Club programming.