Farm Neck Foundation makes charitable gifts

The directors of the Farm Neck Foundation have announced their annual grants for 2012. This year’s grants total $57,273. The Farm Neck Foundation is an independent charitable corporation created by Farm Neck Golf Club to provide charitable assistance exclusively for Martha’s Vineyard.

Recipients include:

Adult & Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard, to purchase office equipment for their new office space, $2,000; The FARM Institute, to create signage for tours, $2,300; Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, to fund their new Yoga/Pilates exercise program, $1,440; Vineyard Conservation Society, to increase their shrink-wrap recycling program, $2,000; Featherstone Center for the Arts, to purchase a projector for a new video projection system, $2,300; Biodiversity Works – Wildlife Research, Monitoring and Mentoring, to fund a summer intern program, $5,883; and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, to fund a new group to meet the needs of persons newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, $4,200.

Also, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary – Mass Audubon, to fund the creation of a “bird” garden containing natural vegetation for food and shelter for numerous species of birds, $3,000; Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, to help fund their Thanksgiving Concert, $2,000; Aquinnah Cultural Center – Visiting Artists Program, to fund travel costs of the artists for their annual arts festival; $1,500; Martha’s Vineyard Art Association, to purchase equipment and materials for the Studio School at the Old Sculpin Gallery, $2,000; Vineyard Montessori School, to help fund playground renovations; $2,000; Martha’s Vineyard Little League, to fund the hydro-seeding of the new Penn Field, $2,500; Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center, to provide scholarships and financial assistance, $2,850; Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, to help fund veterinarian care for surrendered animals, $2,000; Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey, to help fund the purchase of a rink divider system, $1,800; SAIL Martha’s Vineyard, to support curriculum development goals for the Maritime Studies Program offered to MVRHS students, $2,500; and Vineyard House, a pledge of $5,000 per year over three years toward their capital building campaign.