Farm Neck Foundation announces grants


The Farm Neck Foundation board of directors announced their annual grants for the year 2013. This year’s grants total $50,527.

The Farm Neck Foundation is an independent charitable corporation created by Farm Neck Golf Club to provide charitable assistance exclusively for Martha’s Vineyard.

The grants are: $1,287, Garden Gate Child Development Center (To send two teachers to the National Association of the Education of Young Children’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.); $5,000, Vineyard Cancer Support Group (For temporary and emergency financial assistance for Island cancer patients); $6,000, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation (To cover architectural historian’s fees to facilitate the listing of the Hancock-Mitchell house on the National Register of Historic Places); $1,740, The Polly Hill Arboretum (To purchase a Stihl KombiSystem 130R); $2,500, Martha’s Vineyard Museum (To purchase high-quality matting and framing supplies); $2,500, Noepe Center for Literary Arts (To improve outreach through web site redesign, new brochures and advertising); $5,000, Town of Aquinnah – Gay Head Lighthouse (To help fund a Feasibility Study to determine a site for the relocation of the lighthouse); $2,500, Chappaquiddick Community Center (A challenge grant to purchase a public address and sound system); $2,000, Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living (To develop and implement a support group for caregivers of Supportive Day Program clients with Alzheimer’s Disease); $1,000, Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard (To help purchase Hard Hats and First Aid Kits); $2,000, The Nature Conservancy, Islands Office (To help fund an educational component of the Vineyard Habitat Network); $3,200, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard (To create and implement a curriculum for Bereavement Volunteer Training for eight new volunteers); $4,800, Island Grown Schools (To fund a Preschool Garden Curriculum); $1,000, Martha’s Vineyard Center for Dispute Resolution (To fund a workshop of professional training with the focus on Elder Affairs); $5,000, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital – Maternity Unit (To fund training and education of instructors who will train the Maternity nursing staff in order to achieve a “Baby-Friendly Hospital” designation from the World Health Organization); $5,000, Vineyard House (Second year of a three-year pledge of $5,000 per year over three years toward their Capital Building Campaign).