Farm Neck Foundation grants available


The Farm Neck Foundation is now accepting grant applications from Island nonprofit organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the Martha’s Vineyard community, according to a press release.

The Farm Neck Foundation is a charitable organization created in 1989 and funded by contributions from the membership and supporters of Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. The aim of the foundation, according to a press statement, is to provide charitable assistance to the Island community in the form of donations and grants to civic-minded organizations in need of funding.

Traditionally, the foundation board does not award grants to fund salaries, or fund the same organization two years in a row. The foundation said it gives “special consideration to innovative approaches to problems or needs that cannot get funding through traditional sources.”

Island nonprofit organizations are invited to submit a concise proposal describing their specific project, its potential benefits, budgetary requirements, and grant amount requested, along with two letters of support from sources outside the organization. Proposals must be received by Nov. 1, and may be sent to the Farm Neck Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1656, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.