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Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard General Grant

Grants to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Nonprofits
and Agencies to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard

Deadline Date:

09/15/17 Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for activities that benefit local communities. Consideration will be given to a broad range of programs and projects that address important issues and concerns on the island. To a limited extent, consideration will also be given to capital investments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174971

Estimated Size of Grant:

In general, grants range in size from $1,000 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for periods of up to one year. In some cases, such as for a summer program, grants for programs of shorter duration may be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any not-for-profit organization with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status may apply for a grant from the Permanent Endowment. Local government agencies also may apply. The programs the Endowment supports primarily serve Martha’s Vineyard and benefit the people of that community.

Off-island organizations 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 benefitting 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 2017 grant applications must be received via email on or before September 15, 2017.

Organizations submitting complete requests for funding will be scheduled to meet with representatives of the Endowment’s Board. Typically, an organization’s executive director and project manager, as well as a representative of the board, participate in these 15 minute meetings.

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

More information about funds at the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard may be found here:


Contact Information:

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

Contact Form:

4C Cournoyer Road
Middletown Village
West Tisbury, MA 02575

PO Box 243
West Tisbury, MA 02575


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Martha’s Vineyard