The Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to address the sudden and urgent needs brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. To date, over $1,400,000 has been awarded to organizations responding to this crisis. To see if you qualify and to find out more about this grant, visit the Emergency Response Fund page.

OrganizationDescriptionYear Grant Awarded
CoronastompersCommunity mask initiative2020
Dukes County Regional Housing AuthorityRental Relief Fund2020
Dukes County Social ServiesEmergency food, utility and fuel support to bridge the time until recipients may receive governmental support, including support for the undocumented community2020
Friends of Chilmark PreschoolOperating expenses for online learning2020
Friends of Edgartown Council on AgingOutreach program to homebound elders2020
Friends of mvyradio, Inc.Expand remote broadcast capabilities2020
Garden Gate Child Development Center, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown and Fall rent for expanded space2020
Good Shepherd ParishIncreased food supplies and delivery costs2020
Harbor Homes of Martha's VineyardHotel housing for the homeless2020
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.HIPAA compliant laptops for remote visits2020
Island Autism GroupRespite services during pandemic2020
Island Food PantryIncreased food supplies; Transportation of groceries to homebound2020
Island Grown InitiativeAdditional farmer to produce more food2020
Island Theater Workshop, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown2020
Island Waldorf Community/Plum Hill PreschoolOperating expenses during shutdown2020
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingSupport for homebound elders2020
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Educational and Charitable FundFall for the Arts digital platform2020
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesChildcare: to replace lost preschool tuition support2020
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesHousing & Shelter: emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, childcare subsidies for essential workers, and housing assistance for Island residents including the undocumented community2020
Martha's Vineyard Diversity CoalitionDiversity training for Island and Tribal police forces2020
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust, Inc.Purchase fish for chowder for food pantries2020
Martha's Vineyard MuseumBuild increased online presence2020
Massachusetts Audubon Society (Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary)Operating expenses during shutdown2020
The Yard, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown2020
Vineyard House, Inc.Stipends to cover resident's rent, out of work due to Covid-192020
Vineyard Montessori SchoolOperating expenses during shutdown2020
Community Ambassadors Partnershipinterpreters salaries for Health Fair; Portuguese Medical Interpreter Training2021
Dukes County Regional Housing AuthorityRental Relief Fund assisted 60 martket-rate rental households, whose income was disrupted by Cover-192021
Dukes County Social ServicesMobile Dental Hygiene program2021
Friends of Edgartown Council on AgingOutreach program to homebound elders2021
Island Elderly Housing, Inc.Grocery and transportation gift cards2021
Island Food PantryIncreased food supplies; transportation of groceries to homebound2021
Island Grown InitiativeSummer lunch program; processing gleaned vegetables for distributed meals2021
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubGrocery cards for member families2021
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingUtility support for those impacted by Covid-192021
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesTransportation assistance, both for local and off island medical care2021
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesHousing & Shelter: Rental Relief Fund; emergency support for Island and undocumented residents2021
Rhythm of LifeDanse Milokan production2021
Island Grown InitiativeFederal CARES Act Grant - to construct nine new soil beds to grow 3,000 lbs. of fresh produce per year to be distributed at the Island Food Pantry2021
Martha's Vineyard Community Services MA Community Foundation Grant for Covid-19 Relief: Emergency Childcare, and Medical Transportation2022
Island Grown InitiativeFederal CARES Act Grant - increased operating costs due to higher demand at the Island Food Pantry, and pre-prepared meals to distribute at the Pantry2022
Dukes County Social Services / Vineyard Health Care AccessBasic needs support for vulnerable residents and funding for a mobile dental clinic for low-income adult patients who do not otherwise have access to dental care2022
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubFederal CARES Act Grant - food access program for members2022
Community Ambassadors ProgramPhase 1 of Stepping Stones Mentorship Program2022
Dukes County Regional Housing Authority MA Community Foundation Grant for Covid-19 Relief: Rental Relief2022
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingHelping community members whose income was disrupted by Covid-19 pay their utility bills2022
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation