Edey Foundation grants on offer

The Edey Foundation, founded by the late Maitland Edey of Seven Gates Farm, announces funds available for grants to Island nonprofit organizations.

The foundation awards grants for conservation and environmental programs on Martha’s Vineyard. Submissions that relate to ongoing conservation, energy, education, and scientific studies are welcome. The foundation does not fund construction or building projects, according to a press release.

In 2013, the foundation gave approximately $74,000 to 13 organizations on the Island for a range of activities, including education programs for the public and for school children, conservation advocacy, research, and water bird protection.

Proposals are due January 15 for funding in March. Contact Beatrice Phear at beaphear2@gmail.com.