The Climate Action Fund was established by the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation, with the goal to fund projects identified by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) that address the effects of climate change on the Island. This includes extreme weather such as storms, flooding, increased heat, as well as public health and safety, food security, and impacts to the local economy. A 20-year Climate Action Plan being developed by the MVC will help map the way. Contributions to the Climate Action Fund will help turn climate challenges into opportunities to improve the Island’s environment, economy, and our quality of life.

Contact Liz Durkee, MVC Climate Change Planner
Make a donation to this fund.

Funding will be used to:
• provide local matches for grant projects
• implement Town, county, tribal, and MVC climate change resilience projects

Visit Island Climate Action Network for more resources

Sound science is critical for successful climate planning. The MVC is currently seeking local matching funds for the following grants:

The Woodwell Climate Research Center of Woods Hole:
to study decade by decade climate change projections, including sea level rise, flooding, coastal erosion, heath and drought,and to document carbon storage levels in the Island’s land and water. (The match for these two projects is $175,000.)

The US Army Corps of Engineers:
to document the Island’s carrying capacity and supply chain needs. (The match could be as much as $250,000.)