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Grant Recipients

Grants are awarded every year to organizations in four categories.
ARTS · COMMUNITY · ENVIRONMENT · HEALTH

Where is Education you might ask?
We see Education as a component of all these areas, for instance grants for Art Education is included in Arts – and environment etc….

2016 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from The Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

Organization NameCategoryAwardGrant Purpose 
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Community$10,000.00 Business Administration Program $5,000 and Strategic Planning and Development $5,000
All Island Art ShowArts$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterHealth$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Visiting Artists and Speakers Program
Zeitz Stained Glass Window FundArts$2,500.00 Stained Glass Windows Project
Biodiversity WorksEnvironment$4,879.00 Two Summer Internships
CEOMVCommunity$1,800.00 MVSBCF Grant: Office Equipment
Creative Living AwardCommunity$1,000.00 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
FeatherstoneArts$10,000.00 Pottery Barn Building Project
Felix Neck Wildlife SanctuaryEnvironment$1,050.00 Endowment: $50 Scholarship; MVSBCF: $1,000 Seasonal Community Celebrations at Felix Neck
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of the Edgartown LibraryCommunity$1,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Edgartown Library Childrens Room Mural
Good Shepperd ParishCommunity$2,500.00 Community Suppers Program
Great Pond FoundationEnvironment$1,800.00 Edgartown Great Pond Water Quality Sensors
Healthy Aging MVHealth$4,635.00 Endowment: $3,635 Falls Prevention and Home Modification Education & Outreach; MVSBCF: $1,000 Safe Seniors Program
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health$2,050.00 MVSBCF Grant: Respite Care Program for Caregivers, plus Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Houses of GraceCommunity$15,000.00 Winter Shelter Program administered by St Andrews Epsicopal Church, Faith Community Church
Island Elderly HousingHealth$5,000.00 Blueberry Van Transportation Program
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$7,000.00 Endowment: $5,000 Strategic Planning and Development; MVSBCF: $2,000 Promoting School and Community Based Gardening
Island Housing Trust CorporationCommunity$9,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$2,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Beauty and the Beast Production
Martha's Vineyard Book Festival (Chilmark Town Affairs Council)Arts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: MV Author Lecture Series
Martha's Vineyard MuseumArts$5,000.00 MV Local Immigrant Exhibit
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$8,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools - MINI GRANTSCommunity$13,364.76 MVSBCF Grant: Mini-Grants to teachers at MarthaÕs Vineyard Public Schools
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth$6,500.00 Endowment: $4,000 Cancer Support Program; MVSBCF: $2,500 Evening Under the Stars - Annual Fund Raiser
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingCommunity$7,900.00 Endowment: $5,000 Supportive Day Program; MVSBCF: $2,900 Strategic Planning
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$2,586.00 Endowment: $1,586 Youth Strings Maintenance Program; MVSBCF: $1,000 Annual Spring Concert
Martha's Vineyard Children's ChorusArts$3,500.00 Endowment: $3,000 Program Capacity Building; MVSBCF: $500 Program Capacity Building
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$5,000.00 Endowment: $4,200 Island Counselling Center Telemedicine Project; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$2,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Free Filmaking Workshop for Island Youth
Martha's Vineyard Film SocietyArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: MV International Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$57,538.00 Two year distribution from Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$8,863.00 Improvements to Hatchery and Research Station
MinnesingersArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Minnesinger's Spring 2016 Performances
NAACPCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Rythym of LifeArts$1,000.00 Distribution from our 2016 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Marjory Potts
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian CenterCommunity$6,500.00 Endowment: $5,000 Scholarship/Financial Aid; MVSBCF: $1,500 Therapeutic Aids to increase safety and accessability
Sail Martha's VineyardCommunity$3,000.00 CG Licensing Program - Administrative Support
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse (FS Town of Aquinnah)Community$96,184.00 Continued Renovations and support of the Lighthouse
Shenandoah FoundationCommunity$7,400.00 Endowment: $4,900 and MVSBCF: $2,500: "Sailing School" Program for Vineyard Schools.
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$6,800.00 Endowment: $6,000 New Trail Signs, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Tashmoo Park FundCommunity$1,625.58 Tashmoo Park
The CottagersCommunity $3,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard HouseHealth$5,000.00 Endowment: $3,000 Website Renovation; MVSBCF: $2,000 Three Desk-top Computers and 1 printer/fax/scanner
Vineyard Montesori SchoolCommunity$5,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
West Tisbury SchoolCommunity$2,750.00 MVSBCF Grant: Outdoor Preschool Classroom
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth$4,565.00Blanket Warmer
Yard, TheArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Making It Dance-Making & Creativity Education Program

2015 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from The Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

ORGANIZATION NAMECATEGORYAMOUNTPURPOSE
1854...a Folk Opera
(US Slave Song Project is FS)
Arts$3,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Start up funding for the opera; MVSBCF: $1,000.00. Same as above.
All Island Art ShowArts$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and Islands ChapterHealth$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Cape and Islands ChapterHealth$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$2,500.00 Endowment: $1,500.00 Children of Aquinnah Wampanoag Days; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 9th Annual Native American Artisan's Festival.
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$3,250.00 Student internships, new laptop computer, and office storage.
MV Book Festival
(Chilmark Town Affairs Council is FS)
Community$5,600.00 Endowment: $4,600.00 Keeping the MV Book Festival free and accessible and to help fund the MV Author Lecture Series. MVSBCF: $1,000.00 same as above.
Creative Living Award Philanthropy RaffleCommunity$1,000.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
FARM Institute, TheEnvironment$4,300.00 Pasture Management project and partial funding for the wheelchair ramp in the Passive Solar Greenhouse.
Featherstone Center for the ArtsArts$2,000.00 MV Ukulele Festival
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Friends of MVY RadioCommunity$4,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Sunday Morning Community Affairs Program; MVSBCF: $2,000.00 Broadcasting program with MV Regional High School students.
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Hospice of Martha's VineyardHealth$4,780.00 Bereavement Training, plus a Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Island Community ChorusArts$4,500.00 Endowment: $2,000 20th Anniversary Concert; MVSBCF: $2,500.00. Same as Above.
Island Elderly HousingHealth$4,650.00 Transportation - The Blueberry Van
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$2,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Costumes for "The King and I" production
Martha's Vineyard Association of EMTsCommunity$9,100.00 Endowment: $8,100.00 Emergency Medicine Education Programs, 2016 Electronic Testing and Education Software Program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 medical manikins.
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Evening Under The Stars Fundraiser
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$2,000.00 Endowment: $1,000.00 Annual Spring Concert; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$11,180.00 Endowment: $9,400.00 Emergency Services technology and equipment, Early Childhood Program Technology; MVSBCF: $1,000.00. CONNECT to End Violence program; Plus a Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating ClubCommunity$5,000.00MVSBCF Grant; Pre-School Skating Program
Martha's Vineyard Film Society/Silver Screen Film Society, Inc.Arts$3,000.00 Endowment: $1,500.00 Environmental Film Festival; MVSBCF: $1,500.00. MV International Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Mediation ProgramCommunity$2,000.00 Endowment: $1,000.00; Municipal Conflict Resolution Training - MVSBCF: $1,000.00 same
Martha's Vineyard MuseumCommunity$4,500.00 Endowment: $3,000.00 Island History in Island Schools Education Program and MVSBCF: $1,500.00 Elder Outreach program
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$3,275.00 MVSBCF Grant: Garden Greenhouse Restoration $1,500.00, Educational Mini Grants $1,775.00
Martha's Vineyard Public SchoolsCommunity$7,512.00MVSBCF Educational Mini Grants
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary of the Massachusetts Audubon SocietyEnvironment$3,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Osprey Monitoring program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Annual Fall Festival.
Minnesingers Parent GroupArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Spring 2015 Performance
NAACP MVCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Niantic Park RestorationCommunity$5,000.00 Basketball program
The Red Stocking FundCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
RISE Above Access<Arts$2,500.00 Scholarships for RISE Access Students
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse
(Town of Aquinnah)
Community$573,236.00 Pass-through funding for donors to the project.
Seaworthy Inc.Community$2,500.00 Funding to complete the interior of the vessel
Shenandoah FoundationCommunity$10,000.00 Week-long Sailing School Program for Island Elementary Schools
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
West Tisbury Free Public LibraryCommunity$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Drama of Live Opera
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Vineyard HouseHealth$2,000.00 Outside lighting to increase access for recovery meetings.
Vineyard Montessori SchoolCommunity$1,000.00 Elementary teacher certification program at Seacoast Center
Vineyard Playhouse, The
(DBA MV Playhouse)
Arts$2,500.00 Endowment: $1,000.00 Lighting equipment; MVSBCF: $1,500.00 Charter School theater project.
Windermere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth$2,000.00 "Dancers at HeART" program.
Women Empowered to Make Healthy Choices, Inc.Community$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Strategic planning and outreach.
Yard, Inc., TheArts$6,000.00Endowment: $4,000 Fall and Winter 2015 - Making It: School Education program. MVSBCF $2,000 All Ages Dance Program

2014 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from The Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

ORGANIZATION NAMECATEGORYAMOUNTPURPOSE 
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Education$7,500.00Endowment: $5,000.00 Adult Education Community Needs Assessment; MVSBCF: $2,500.00 scholarships for GED prep and Essential Math/English programs.
African Artists' Community Development ProjectCommunity$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
All Island Art ShowArts$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHuman Services$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterHuman Services$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$4,139.78Replacement of two exterior doors and one window; plus distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$4,900.00Endowment:$4,400.00 "Ancient Words in a New Day" Festival; MVSBCF: $500 Native American Artisan's Festival
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$500.00MVSBCF Grant: Wildlife research
Built On Stilts (FS Triskelion Arts)Arts$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
CONSENSES (FS Fractured Atlas)Arts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Festival of the Senses
Creative Living AwardCommunity$1,000.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
FARM Institute, TheEducation$3,500.00Disabilities Training
Felix Neck Wildlife SanctuaryEnvironment$3,000.00Fern & Feather at Fifty: year-long celebration and needs-based scholarship.
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of the Edgartown LibraryCommunity$1,500.00MVSBCF Grant: bilingual language and cultural story-time program.
Friends of Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$3,000.001,000 books before kindergarten program.
Garden Gate Child Development CenterEducation$1,400.00Early Childhood Educators Retreat.
Healthy Aging Task Force of the Dukes County Health Council (FS Donors Collaborative)Human Services$1,500.00MVSBCF Grant: Community Strategic planning
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Human Services$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Island Children's SchoolEducation$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Two computers and "Five Island Landscapes" program.
Island Grown SchoolsEducation$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Curriculum and Resource Toolkit.
Island Elderly HousingHuman Services$5,000.00Community Dinner Program.
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$1,000.00Production of "Peter Pan"
Living Local Harvest Festival/Living Cocal MV (FS MV Agricultural Society)Community$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Funding for Coordinator position.
Martha's Vineyard Association of EMTsHuman Services$3,500.00Scholarships, and updating equipment and tools.
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHuman Services$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: "Evening Under The Stars" annual fundraiser.
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Dementia Certificate training.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc.Arts$2,000.00Endowment: $1,000.00 Annual Spring Concert; MVSBCF: Thanksgiving Concert 2014.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$2648.91MVSBCF: $1,950 Daybreak Club, plus Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$5,000.00Endowment: $3,500.00 Eduction Enrichment for Island students; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Reel View at Windermere and $500.00 Media Literacy at MV Public schools.
Martha's Vineyard Film Society/Silver Screen Film Society, Inc.Arts$1,000.00MVSBCH Grant: MV International Film Festival.
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation TrustEnvironment$2,950.00Conch Camera
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHuman Services$29,004.30Memorial Distribution from Mathew-Nevin Fund, through which The Endowment and The MV Hospital anonymously assists "Island families struggling to pay medical bills." On average, benefits over 60 Island families per year. Also a small distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Martha's Vineyard MuseumArts$4,500.00Endowment: $2,5000.00 Elder Outreach Program; MVSBCF: $2,000.00 same as above.
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School MINI GRANTSEducation$1,600.00MVSBCF: Mini-grants to teachers at the Charter School.
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools MINI GRANTSEducation$1,715.40 MVSBCF: Mini-Grants to teachers at Martha's Vineyard Public Schools. *This amount does not include an additional distribution made directly through the Bank.
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$8,100.00Partnership to initiate larval culture at the Hughes State Lobster Hatchery.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (FS Stone Soup)Community$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Career Mentoring and Workforce Readiness.
MV Mediation ProgramHuman Services$1,020.00MVSBCF Grant: Technology upgrade and website update.
NAACPCommunity$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Oak Bluffs Council on Aging (FS Town of Oak Bluffs)Community$2,500.00MVSBCF Grant: "A Matter of Balance" program.
Phyllis Vecchia Creative DramaArts$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Ò"Women in History" program.
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.Community$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Scholarships.
Sail Martha's Vineyard (NOT Licensing Program)Education$7,000.00Endowment: $6,000.00 Mariner Licensing Support program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 technology upgrade.
Same Heart, The (FS Media Voices for Children)Education$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
Save the Gay Head LighthouseCommunity$10,500.00Endowment: $10,000.00 Geotechnical Report funding; MVSBCF: $500.00 same as above.
Sense of Wonder CreationsEducation$1,000.00Arm of the Sea Theatre Workshops and performance of The Rejuvenary River Circus
Sheriff’s Meadow FoundationEnvironment$698.71Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Bellydance & Revue$1,000.00Belly Dance Extravaganza
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Haven Public Library$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Montesori School$500.00MVSBCF: Visual Arts Program
West Tisbury Free Public Library (FS Town of West Tisbury)$4,000.00 Endowment: $3,000.00 Restoring and tuning the piano in the new Community Room; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 purchase of a mobile display unit for the Teen Room.
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center$2,250.00Drumming Program
Yard, Inc., The$4,000.00Endowment: $3,000 Yardworks Community and School Education; MVSBCF: $1,000 “Making It” program
Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard - The Island's Community Foundation