Endowment fund announces grant recipients


The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard announced that 14 nonprofit organizations working on the Island have been awarded grants totaling $25,176 this fall.

“It was wonderful to be able to provide financial support to almost two-thirds of the organizations who approached us for funding this cycle,” Anne Williamson, Permanent Endowment chairman, said. “There is so much happening in the community because of the many innovative as well as essential programs and projects undertaken by our nonprofit sector. It is through their efforts that we all appreciate a better quality of life on the Island.”

Grant recipients include: the Aquinnah Cultural Center, Associated Grant Makers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Friends of Family Planning, Island Health, Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, Sail Martha’s Vineyard, Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, Silver Screen Film Society, town of Oak Bluffs Shellfish Department,Vineyard Village, and The Yard.

In addition, the Permanent Endowment pledged a matching grant in support of a state funding request by the Island’s arts and cultural organizations.

The Permanent Endowment Fund was established in 1982. Its resources are focused exclusively on addressing the needs of the Vineyard. With more than $6.8 million in assets, the Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations and funds scholarships for Vineyard students. For more information go to endowmv.org or cal 508-338-4665.