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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit Eligible Communities

Community and Impact Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: Martha's Vineyard

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/21/23 Save

Grant Description
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.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
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.

Pre-Application Information
- 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.


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Number of Grants
There are typically 1 – 2 Impact Grants per year.

Estimated Size of Grant
Community Grants range in size from $1,000 to $10,000 and Impact Grants from $10,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract
In the case of programs, grants will be considered for periods of time lasting up to one year. In the case of equipment or projects, it is expected the funds will be used within a year.

Contact Information
Apply online:

The Foundation highly encourages you to reach out to Hilary Dreyer with any questions or to review your application: or (508)338-4665.

Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation
P.O. Box 243
West Tisbury, MA 02575

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