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Grant Recipients

Grants are awarded every year to organizations in five categories.
ARTS · COMMUNITY · EDUCATION · ENVIRONMENT · HUMAN SERVICES

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 ChapterHuman Services$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Cape and Islands ChapterHuman Services$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 VineyardHuman Services$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 HousingHuman Services$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 GroupHuman Services$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 HospitalHuman Services$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 SchoolEducation$3,275.00 MVSBCF Grant: Garden Greenhouse Restoration $1,500.00, Educational Mini Grants $1,775.00
Martha's Vineyard Public SchoolsEducation$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 HouseHuman Services$2,000.00 Outside lighting to increase access for recovery meetings.
Vineyard Montessori SchoolEducation$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 CenterHuman Services$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 NAME
CATEGORY AMOUNT PURPOSE
Adult & Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) Education  $7,500.00 Endowment: $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 Project Community  $200.00 Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
All Island Art Show Arts  $279.56 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Cancer Society, Cape and the Islands Human Services  $698.91 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Red Cross, Martha’s Vineyard Chapter Human Services  $139.78 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard Community  $4,139.78 Replacement of two exterior doors and one window; plus distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Aquinnah Cultural Center Community  $4,900.00 Endowment:$4,400.00 “Ancient Words in a New Day” Festival; MVSBCF: $500 Native American Artisan’s Festival
BiodiversityWorks Environment  $500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Wildlife research
Built On Stilts (FS Triskelion Arts) Arts  $200.00 Distribution 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 Award Community  $1,000.00 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
FARM Institute, The Education  $3,500.00 Disabilities Training
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Environment  $3,000.00 Fern & Feather at Fifty: year-long celebration and needs-based scholarship.
Felix Neck Wildlife Trust Environment  $698.91 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of Oak Bluffs Community  $279.56 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of the Edgartown Library Community  $1,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: bilingual language and cultural story-time program.
Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library Community  $3,000.00 1,000 books before kindergarten program.
Garden Gate Child Development Center Education  $1,400.00 Early Childhood Educators Retreat.
Healthy Aging Task Force of the Dukes County Health Council (FS Donors Collaborative) Human Services  $1,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Community Strategic planning
Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc. Human Services  $698.91 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Island Children’s School Education  $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Two computers and “Five Island Landscapes” program.
Island Grown Schools Education $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Curriculum and Resource Toolkit.
Island Elderly Housing Human Services  $5,000.00 Community Dinner Program.
Island Theatre Workshop Arts  $1,000.00 Production of “Peter Pan”
Living Local Harvest Festival/Living Cocal MV (FS MV Agricultural Society) Community  $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Funding for Coordinator position.
Martha’s Vineyard Association of EMTs Human Services  $3,500.00 Scholarships, and updating equipment and tools.
Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group Human Services  $2,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: “Evening Under The Stars” annual fundraiser.
Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living Community  $2,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Dementia Certificate training.
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc. Arts  $2,000.00 Endowment: $1,000.00 Annual Spring Concert; MVSBCF: Thanksgiving Concert 2014.
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Inc. Community  $2648.91 MVSBCF: $1,950 Daybreak Club, plus Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Arts  $5,000.00 Endowment: $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  $1,000.00 MVSBCH Grant: MV International Film Festival.
Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen’s Preservation Trust Environment  $2,950.00 Conch Camera
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Human Services  $29,004.30 Memorial 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 Museum Arts  $4,500.00 Endowment: $2,5000.00 Elder Outreach Program; MVSBCF: $2,000.00 same as above.
Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School – MINI GRANTS Education  $1,600.00 MVSBCF: Mini-grants to teachers at the Charter School.
Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools – MINI GRANTS Education $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 Group Environment  $8,100.00  Partnership to initiate larval culture at the Hughes State Lobster Hatchery.
Martha’s Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (FS Stone Soup) Community  $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Career Mentoring and Workforce Readiness.
MV Mediation Program Human Services  $1,020.00 MVSBCF Grant: Technology upgrade and website update.
NAACP Community  $139.78 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Oak Bluffs Council on Aging (FS Town of Oak Bluffs) Community  $2,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: “A Matter of Balance” program.
Phyllis Vecchia Creative Drama Arts  $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: “Women in History” program.
Red Stocking Fund, The Community  $139.78 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. Community  $1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Scholarships.
Sail Martha’s Vineyard (NOT Licensing Program) Education  $7,000.00 Endowment: $6,000.00 Mariner Licensing Support program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 technology upgrade.
Same Heart, The (FS Media Voices for Children) Education  $200.00 Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Community  $10,500.00 Endowment: $10,000.00 Geotechnical Report funding; MVSBCF: $500.00 same as above.
Sense of Wonder Creations Education  $1,000.00 Arm of the Sea Theatre Workshops and performance of The Rejuvenary River Circus
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation Environment  $698.71 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Bellydance & Revue Arts  $1,000.00 Belly Dance Extravaganza
Vineyard Conservation Society Environment  $698.91 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Haven Public Library Community  $279.56 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Montesori School Education  $500.00 MVSBCF: Visual Arts Program
West Tisbury Free Public Library (FS Town of West Tisbury) Community  $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 Human Services  $2,250.00 Drumming Program
Yard, Inc., The Arts  $4,000.00 Endowment: $3,000 Yardworks Community and School Education; MVSBCF: $1,000 “Making It” program
Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard - The Island's Community Foundation