There were 23 recipients sharing $186,000 in annual grants from the Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard, which announced the awards this week. Among theme were Island Grown Initiative, the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group, the West Tisbury Congregational Church and the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group.

The endowment also continues to administer its Emergency Response Fund, which has distributed close to a quarter of a million dollars to Island groups affected by the pandemic. Another $85,000 has provided rental relief for out-of-work Islanders.

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