2019 Endowment grant window now open


It’s that time of year again when the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard opens applications for its annual grant cycle.

New this year is an additional class of Impact Grants in the $15,000 to $25,000 range for larger projects. The other options for funding are the Community Grants, which support projects in the $1,000 to $10,000 range. Applicants are allowed to apply for both grants, but will only be selected for one. 

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard supports nonprofit organizations and initiatives that preserve, protect, and enhance the community. Past grant awardees have been particularly focused on addressing and ameliorating Island issues. 

A portion of Island license plate sales through Martha’s Vineyard Community Services go toward the Driving the Future grants. MVCS is offering up to $25,000 for Impact or Community Grant opportunities.

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s Tree of Lights fund is continuing its partnership with the Endowment’s Katharine Harding Deeble Memorial Fund to support the hospital and the Windemere elder community.

Contributions from Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty employees will go toward a fund to support housing needs on the Island.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 22, and the Permanent Endowment Board will announce the winners in early November. 

For questions, contact Emily Bramhall, executive director, at ebramhall@endowmv.org or Jennifer Ray, manager of operations at jray@endowmv.org, or call the office at 508-338-4665.