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Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard Grant

Grants to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies
for Education, Health, the Arts, Environment, and Community

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Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard

Deadline Date:

09/22/19 Midnight


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Grants ranging from, $1,000 to $6,000 to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies to improve the quality of life for residents of the Island. Funding is intended to support programs in the areas of health, community, environment, and the arts. Education is considered as a component of all these focus areas. For instance, grants for Art Education are included in Arts, and Environmental Education Programs are included in Environment. Grants that support schools are included in Community.

Applications will be considered using the following set of criteria as a guide:
- Project or program is clearly defined.
- Who will be served?
- Program is at a stage of development that justifies the request.
- Outcomes are clear, realistic and reasonable.
- There is a compelling opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life for residents of MV.
- Does this proposal differ from existing programs or services on the island?
- The proposed project is consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan.
- Strong leadership at Board and staff level.
- Project budget is clear, detailed and realistic.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152539

Estimated Size of Grant:

In general, grants range in size from $1,000 to $6,000. Some grants are made for larger amounts but these are rare and, in most cases, reflect a specific fund’s aims or provisions.

Term of Contract:

In the case of programs, grants will be considered for periods of time lasting up to one year. In the case of equipment or projects, it is expected the funds will be used within a year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Not-for-profit organizations that are based on Martha’s Vineyard with an Internal Revenue Service 501 (c) (3) status may apply for a grant from the Permanent Endowment. Local government agencies also may apply. The programs that are supported serve Martha’s Vineyard and benefit the community.

An off-island organization may submit a grant request if the services provided take place on the Island, are for the benefit of the people of Martha’s Vineyard and have a clear linkage to improving this community’s quality of life.

The Endowment will not consider grants for political purposes, religious causes or projects benefiting members of a specific church or religious denomination, agency endowments or for individuals, other than for scholarships or educational programs as determined by a fund’s special provisions.

Pre-Application Information:

All 2019 grant applications must be submitted online by midnight September 22, 2019. You will receive an immediate notification on this web page upon successful submission of your application. You will also receive an email confirming receipt.

Requests for funding outside of the Endowment’s annual grant cycle may be considered in an emergency. A letter outlining the need is required.

Organizations may apply as frequently as they wish.

Organizations submitting completed requests for funding will be scheduled to meet with representatives of the Endowment’s Board of Directors. Typically, an organization’s Executive Director and/or Project Manager, as well as a representative of the Board, participate in these 15 minute meetings. The purpose is to provide grant seekers the opportunity to describe their organization, discuss their proposal, amplify information provided in the written application and answer questions about the project. Sessions are informal and designed to provide a better understanding of a project’s goals, activities to be undertaken and anticipated impact on the community. In some cases, additional information may be requested to help clarify a project.



Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To email the Foundation:

Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard
4C Cournoyer Road
West Tisbury, MA 02575
Mail to: P.O. Box 243
West Tisbury, MA 02575

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