Dance at The Yard
Chilmark Fields Owned and Managed by Vineyard Open Land Foundation
Vineyard House Fundraiser. Photo courtesy of petersimon.
Growth on a Mussel Line
One Vineyarder Helping Another
The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard was established to build charitable resources to improve the quality of life on the Island. Our investment policy seeks both current income to support the needs of our Island community today and long-term growth of capital to ensure a lasting source of funds tomorrow.
Since the Endowment was formed in 1982 with an initial contribution of $60,000, our assets have grown to $7.4 million as of December 2010. Over the past five years, our assets have increased more than 14 percent in large measure due to the generosity of our donors – individuals, families, other philanthropies and institutions – as well as our prudent investment strategy.