Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in eligible locations for projects and programs to benefit the community. Past grants have supported activities in the areas of health, arts, community, and environment. Eligible programs serve Martha’s Vineyard.
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation supports organizations with a well-planned approach to issues and needs, a demonstrated base of support, capable leadership and the involvement of individuals with the skills necessary to carry out the work.
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 Community Foundation. Local government agencies also may apply.
Off-Island organizations my submit grant requests 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 the community’s quality of life.
The Foundation 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.
- Applications for 2023 Community & Impact Grants are due by September 21, 2023.
- All applicants are notified of the Board’s action within a few weeks of the Board’s decision.
-Organizations may apply as frequently as they wish.