Endowment fund announces spring grants

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard announced the award of $15,000 in grants to five Island organizations this spring.

“Nonprofits on the Vineyard are constantly working to improve the quality life in our community,” Anne Williamson, Permanent Endowment chairman said. “This spring we are so pleased to be supporting organizations contributing to the education of our children, the preservation of our precious environment and the provision of affordable housing for our friends and colleagues.”

Grants will help support stipends for teens participating in the FARM Institute’s summer program on sustainable agriculture, provide initial funding for a writing lab for middle school students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, contribute to the Vineyard Conservation Society’s campaign to promote good environmental stewardship, support a training program in the use of equipment for the benefit of children with sensory processing disorder offered by the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services/Disability Services and offer a matching grant to upgrade Habitat for Humanity’s computer system, according to a press release.

More information on the Permanent Endowment Fund is available at endowmv.org or 508-338-4665.