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Community & Impact Grant Recipients

Grants are awarded every year to organizations in four categories.
ARTS · COMMUNITY · ENVIRONMENT · HEALTH

Where is Education, you might ask? We see education as a component of each of these areas. For instance, grants awarded for Art Education are included in ARTS, etc. This list includes funding from our Field of Interest Funds.

Combined grants through the endowment and our stewardship of our Donor Advised Funds awarded in 2020:

OrganizationCategoryAmountDescriptionFund
All Island Art ShowArts$330Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth$825Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$165Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$165Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & IslandsCommunity$2,500Support Island staff salariesHellman
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$2,100After school bird watching club, including purchasing binoculars/guide booksIsland Fund for Environment
Chilmark Pond FoundationEnvironment$50,989Chilmark Pond ecological restorationVineyard Ponds and Waterways
First Congregational Church of West TisburyCommunity$5,000Community SuppersIsland Fund for Community
Friends of Family Planning of Martha's VineyardHealth$6,000Menstrual products for free distributionIsland Fund for Health
Friends of mvyradio, Inc.Community$2,600Stipends for musicians at Drive-In moviesIsland Fund for Arts
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$330Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Friends of Up Island Council on AgingCommunity$4,000Up-Island Council on Aging food pantryKellman
FUEL, IncCommunity$20,000Shenendoah Student Sailing ProgramGDF; Goldberg
Garden Gate Child Development CenterCommunity$5,000Reconfiguring classrooms due to Covid-19MVCS-DTF
Good Shepard ParishCommunity$7,500Increased food suppliesMVCS-DTF; Wallace
Harbor Homes of Martha's VineyardCommunity$5,400Resident program fee scholarship fundWallace
Hospice of Martha's VineyardHealth$825Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
In Praise of Protected Lands and Special Places on Martha's VineyardEnvironment$40,000Publication of bookLand Protection Fund
Institute for Non-Profit PracticeCommunity$6,850Leadership Development ProgramVFBDE; Philanthropy
Island Food PantryCommunity$6,000Strategic PlanningVFBDE
Island Grown InitiativeCommunity$3,000To build outdoor classroom at IGI FarmMVCS-DTF; Island Fund for Environment
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$16,135Barn restoration for produce storageGDF
MA Community Foundation PartnershipCommunity$5,000Capacity building seminarsGDF
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth$10,000Temporary & emergency financial assistanceCahen; Ferro-Redstone; Mayhew-Nevin
Martha's Vineyard Center For LivingCommunity$3,810Equipment for TV Program & ZoomCahen
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArt$2,500Virtual music instructionIsland Fund for Arts; Kellman
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$825Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArt$7,500Great Ponds documentaryIsland Fund for Arts; Island Fund for Environment; Island Fund for Health; GDF
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$23,115Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganMayhew-Nevin; Bogan;
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$7,500100 Home health monitoring devicesHarding MVH; Mayhew-Nevin
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$2,000MVH Art CollectionMVH Art Fund
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc.Environment$9,831Climate Change Adaptation ProgramGoldberg
Massachusetts Audobon Society (Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary)Environment$9,825STEAM program for preschoolers, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganIsland Fund for Environment; Hellman; MVCS-DTF; Bogan
NAACP of Martha's VineyardCommunity$165Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Red Stocking FundCommunity$10,000Children's warm winter clothingGDF
Rental Relief Fund (Emergency Response Fund)Community$5,000Funding for Rental ReliefWallace
Sail Martha's VineyardCommunity$10,000Maritime studies teacher at MVRHSGoldberg
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$21,440Ancillary expenses for Red Gate Farm purchaseBogan
The YardArt$5,000Dance movement therapy programMVCS-DTF
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$825Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$330Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Vineyard Independence PartnershipCommunity$4,900Newsletter, cooking demonstrationsIsland Fund for Community; The Joy Fund
Vineyard Montessori SchoolCommunity$5,000Covid-19 classroom changes, financial assistanceMVCS-DTF
2019 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of our Donor Advised Funds:

OrganizationCategoryAmountDescriptionFund
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Community$8,000High School Equivalency and Adult Basic Education Programs through the Inspiration FundInspiration
All Island Art ShowArts$336Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth$840Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$168Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$168Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$6,200Wampanoag History and Culture Outreach Program through the Hellman Fund; plus Native American Artisans' Festival support through MVSBCFHellman; MVSBCF
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$3,000Technology for Wildlife Monitoring and Mentoring IF Environment
Built on StiltsArts$2,500Support for the 2020 community dance festivalIF Arts
Community Greenhouse of Martha's Vineyard Community$14,000Replace and Update Greenhouse Equipment; Replacement of storage shed/office roof, replace doors and install fencing through MVSBCFIF Community; MVSBCF
Creative Living Award Community$1,000Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Featherstone Center for the ArtsHealth$6,300Memory Support Group Funding through MVCS-DTF (and the Endowment?)$5,000 MVCS-DTF & $1,300 Ferro-Redstone
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$840Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Friends of Chilmark PreschoolCommunity$5,000Children's Musical Garden through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Friends of Edgartown Public LibraryCommunity$3,0004th Annual MV Mini Makers Faire Support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$336Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Friends of SengekontacketEnvironment$4,000Summer Internship Program through the Goldberg FundGoldberg
Friends of West Tisbury LibraryCommunity$1,200World of the Troubadors Event through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Good Shepherd Community SuppersCommunity$3,000Healthy Meals for Community SuppersIF Health
Grace Episcopal ChurchArts$1,000Messiah Community SingIF Arts
Great Pond FoundationEnvironment$16,662Documenting Diversity in Edgartown Great Pond (Impact Grant) through the Goldberg FundGoldberg
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health$5,840Medicare Feasibility Study through VFBDE; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan Cahen; IF Health; Bogan ?VFBDE
Institute for Non-Profit PracticeCommunity$10,331Leadership Development through VFBDEVFBDE; $5,000 GDF
Island Autism GroupCommunity$17,000Co-funding van purchase; Operational support through MV First Responders FundGDF; MV First Responders
Island Community ChorusArts$1,135Nancy Luce Project support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Island Elderly HousingCommunity$4,750Blueberry Van Transportation ProgramCahen
Island Food PantryCommunity$30,250Refrigerated Truck (Impact Grant); Support for on-going food purchases through MVSBCF and a distribution from our 2019 Philanthropy Award winner, Brandee KitzmillerGDF; Bogan; MVSBCF; Philanthropy Prize
Island Grown InitiativeCommunity$7,750Regenerative Farming at the Farm Hub; After School Cooking Clubs through the Weisman Fund and a distribution from our 2019 Philanthropy Award winner, Brandee Kitzmiller$4,000 Weisman; IF Community; Philanthropy Prize
Lagoon Pond AssociationEnvironment$4,000Summer Internship Program through the Goldberg FundGoldberg
Martha's Vineyard Book Festival (FS Chilmark Town Affairs Council)Community$1,000Martha's Vineyard Book Festival 2019 General support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubCommunity$1,000Summer Camp support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth$3,000 'Evening Under the Stars' Fundraiser Support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Center for Living Health$6,840Functional Fitness Program support though MVCS-DTF; Supportive Day Program support through MVSBCFMVCS-DTF; MVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, Inc. (Camp Jabberwocky) Health $20,000Accessible technology, furnishings and appliances through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$2,450Intensive Ensemble School Strings ProgramIsland Fund for the Arts
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$840Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$1,000Cinema Circus Support through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Film SocietyArts$5,500Professional Videotaping and Audio Equipment for Online Access; International Film Festival support through MVSBCFIF Arts; MVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$30,840Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; a grant to Integrated Care Management and Social Services Programs at MVH; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganMayhew-Nevin; Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Network for Homeless PreventionCommunity$6,650MV Emergency Housing Program through the Wallace & Co. International Realty FundWallace
Martha's Vineyard PlayhouseArts$5,000Winter Stars After School Program through MVCS-DTFMVCS-DTF
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$400Mini-Grants to teacher at Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools - MINI GRANTSCommunity$12,441Mini-Grants to teachers at Martha's Vineyard Public Schools through MVSBCFMVSBCF
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$9,000Shellfish Recovery Program coordinator through the Goldberg FundGoldberg
Media Voices for ChildrenArts$500Beneath the Barcode exhibit/presentation through MVSBCFMVSBCF
NAACP of Martha's VineyardCommunity$168Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$8,059Support for USCG families through the Goldberg Fund; Operation Winter Coat through MVCS-DTF; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganGoldberg; MVCS-DTF; Bogan
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$840Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Tisbury Council on AgingHealth$4,500Memory Writing Program through MVCS-DTFMVCS-DTF
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$840Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$336Distribution from the Estate of Ruth BoganBogan
Vineyard Energy ProjectEnvironment$5,000Island Climate Change programs supportIF Environment
Vineyard Independence PartnershipCommunity$3,000Healthy Living and Capacity Growing Program support through The Joy FundJoy Fund
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth $5,240Dance Movement Therapy Program$3,000 Cahen, $2,050 Harding Deeble, $190 GDF
The YardArts$10,000MAKING IT Community & Education AssociateIF Arts
2018 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of our Donor Advised Funds:

OrganizationCategoryAmountDescription
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Community$7,500.00Build HISET & ABE Program for MV
All Island Art ShowArts$316.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth$790.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$158.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$1,938.00Endowment: Rabies Clinic 2019; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$1,000.00MVSBCF: 12th Annual Native American Artisans' Festival
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha's VineyardCommunity$5,000.001:1 Youth Mentoring
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$2,500.00Bilingual Bat & Snake Conservation Outreach
Creative Living Award Community$1,000.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary / Mass AudubonEnvironment$5,000.00Endowment: Felix Neck at 50; MVSBCF: Felix Neck Preschool at Play
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$790.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$316.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Healthy Aging MV (FS MVCS)Health$9,050.00Advanced Care Planning
MVSBCF: Housing Options Forum
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health$8,790.00Endowment: Respite Care Program; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Houses of GraceCommunity$12,000.00Winter Emergency Shelter Program
Institute for Non-Profit PracticeCommunity$12,050.00Leadership Development
Island Elderly HousingCommunity$4,700.00Blueberry Van Transportation Program
Island Food PantryCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF: Expanded services to 12 months
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$10,800.00Endowment: Addressing School Food Waste; Wendy Weisman Jenkinson +
MVSBCF: After School Cooking Clubs
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$1,500.00MVSBCF: Mary Poppins Production
Islanders WriteCommunity$6,650.00Writers Festival
Job's Neck Pond FundEnvironment$76,562.10Ecological Restoration
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural SocietyCommunity$6,500.00Endowment: Strategic Planning; and a distribution from our 2018 Philanthropy Award winner: Sally Rizzo
Martha's Vineyard Book Festival (FS Chilmark Town Affairs Council)Community$1,000.00MVSBCF: 2018 MV Author Series: Hiring 1-2 Intern Positions
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF: Summer Camp
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth$2,000.00MVSBCF: Evening Under the Stars Fund Raiser
Martha's Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, Inc. (Camp Jabberwocky) Health $5,000.00Sponsorship of MV Residents for Camp
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$1,500.00AIR: Project Cello
Martha's Vineyard Children's ChorusArts$3,000.00Endowment: Operational Support; MVSBCF: Operational Support
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$5,540.00Endowment: Disability Services Professional Development; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$2,000.00Expanding MVFF Kids
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation TrustCommunity$5,100.00Filming the NOAA Fisheries Survey
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth$30,740.00Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; a grant through the Katharine Harding Deeble Fund for a Transport Chair; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Hospital Art FundArts$4,200.00Art Acquisitions
Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative WritingArts$1,000.00Reading Series & Community Workshops
Martha's Vineyard Mediation ProgramCommunity$3,100.00MVSBCF: Mediator Training
Martha's Vineyard MuseumCommunity$4,500.00Docent Training Program
Video Kiosk
Martha's Vineyard Network for Homeless PreventionCommunity$5,000.00MV Emergency Housing Program
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools - MINI GRANTSCommunity$10,802.35MVSBCF: Mini-Grants to teachers at Martha's Vineyard Public Schools
MVY RadioCommunity $2,000.00Aquinnah Summer Music Series
NAACPCommunity$158.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
NAMI of Cape Cod & the IslandsHealth$1,500.00MVSBCF: Mental Health Services
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$3,858.00Endowment: Storage Space for The Red Stocking; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Rhythm of LifeArts$2,840.00Roberta Kirn / Winter Concert + Community Sings
Sail Martha's VineyardCommunity$5,000.00USCG Licensing Program - Administrative Support
Sassafras Earth EducationCommunity$4,850.00Scholarships for Wampanoag children
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse (FS Town of Aquinnah)Community$9,350.00Continued Renovations of Gay Head Lighthouse
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$790.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
The CottagersCommunity$1,500.00Board Governance Training/Workshop
The Field FundCommunity$2,507.16Maintaining Healthy Playing Fields; MVSBCF: Aerial Photography to Document Playing Fields
Town of Edgartown / Board of Health Health$44,013.42Island wide Tick Education and Research
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$790.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven BandArts$1,272.94Commemoration of 150 Years
Vineyard Haven Public Library + Friends of VHPLCommunity$316.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard House, Inc.Health$2,500.00Endowment: Pathway Lighting for Access and Safety; and a distribution from our 2018 Philanthropy Award winner: Sally Rizzo
Vineyard Independence PartnershipCommunity$4,450.00VIP Enrichment
Vineyard Youth TennisCommunity$5,000.00MVSBCF: Operations Support
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth $2,400.00MVSBCF: Horticulture Therapy Program
Yard, TheArts$5,450.00MAKING IT with Amirah Sackett and Stephanie Batten Bland
Zeitz Stained Glass Window ProjectArts$29,355.01Stained Glass Windows Project
2017 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

OrganizationCategoryAward Amount Description
ACEMVCommunity$2,500.00Expansion of Business Administration Educational Track
All Island Art ShowArts$308.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth Services$770.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$154.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$154.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$1,000.00MVSBCF: 11th Annual Native American Artisans' Festival
Biodiversity WorksEnvironment$2,600.00High School Internships
Board of Health / Town of EdgartownHealth Services$1,500.00Tick-bourne Illness Prevention Program
County of Dukes CountyCommunity$3,000.00Emergency Housing Program
Creative Living Award Community$1,000.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Featherstone Center for the ArtsArts$27,525.00Art Barn and Francine Kelly Gallery
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$770.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$308.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Good Shepherd ParishCommunity$1,500.00Community Suppers Program
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health Services$4,520.00Endowment: $2,500 Data Base Software; MVSBCF: $1,250 Respite Care Program for Caregivers, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Houses of GraceCommunity$4,000.00Winter Emergency Shelter Program
Island Children's SchoolCommunity$3,000.00MVSBCF: Community to Classroom; Parent Coaching
Island Elderly HousingCommunity$3,500.00Blueberry Van Transportation Program
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$5,750.00Endowment: $4,750 Middle School Farm to School Engagement; ITIP Fund: $1,000 Deer Reduction Program
Lagoon Pond AssociationEnvironment$5,000.00Summer Intern
Martha's Vineyard Association of EMTsHealth Services$2,250.00EMT Online Training
Martha's Vineyard Boy Scouts, Troup 93Community$4,000.00Equipment Trailer
Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls ClubCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF: Summer Camp
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth Services$6,500.00Endowment: $4,000 Cancer Support Program; MVSBCF: $2,500 Sponsor, Evening Under the Stars - Annual Fund Raiser
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingHealth Services$5,700.00Endowment: $3,700 Dementia Community Education Initiative; MVSBCF: $2,000 Dementia Family Support Services
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$1,600.00Artist in Residency 2018
Martha's Vineyard Children's ChorusArts$2,500.00Capacity Building
Martha's Vineyard Community Horse CenterCommunity$1,800.00MVSBCF: Power Tools for Life: Teen program
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$5,770.00Endowment: $5,000 Professional Development for Early Childhood Teachers, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating ClubCommunity$3,000.00MVSBCF: Pre-School Skating Program
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$2,000.00MVSBCF: Filmmaking Department
Martha's Vineyard Film SocietyArts$1,200.00MVSBCF: 2nd Annual Spectrum (LGBTQ+) Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth Services$23,470.00Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Hospital: Integrated Care Mgt. ProgramHealth Services$5,000.00Related Medical Assistance Fund
Martha's Vineyard MuseumCommunity$7,500.00$3,000 Dukes County Intelligencer Index Project, $3,500 Strategic Planning and a distribution from our 2017 Philanthropy Award winner: Mark Lovewell
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$880.00MVSBCF: Ukulele Program
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools - MINI GRANTSCommunity$14,179.04MVSBCF Grant: Mini-Grants to teachers at Martha's Vineyard Public Schools
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$5,000.00Expansion of Shellfish Production and School Outreach
Mass Audubon: Felix Neck Wildlife SanctuaryEnvironment$6,500.00Endowment: $4,000 Nature Based Preschool Initiative; MVSBCF: $2,500 Felix Neck Education & Camp Barn Wildlife Gardens and Lanscaping
MVY RadioCommunity$4,500.00Endowment: $2,500 Strategic Planning and Development; MVSBCF: $2,000 Programs for Island Youth
NAACPCommunity$154.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Polly Hill ArboretumEnvironment$2,500.00Habitat Kids 3rd Grade Conservation Stewards Program
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$154.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian CenterHealth Services$3,790.00Endowment: $2,500 Horse Care and Wellness; MVSBCF: $1,290 Rascal Drag to maintain outdoor arena
Sail Martha's VineyardCommunity$7,650.00USCG Licensing Program - Administrative Support
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse (FS Town of Aquinnah)Community$57,500.00Continued Renovations of Gay Head Lighthouse
Shenandoah FoundationCommunity$4,000.00Sailing School Program
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$770.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
The Field FundCommunity$1,1515.37Maintaining Healthy Playing Fields
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$2,770.00MVSBCF Grant: 25th Annual VCS Earth Day Beach Clean Up, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven BandArts$1,000.00Commemoration of 150 Years
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$308.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Independence Partnership (VIP)
Community$3,500.00Project Development Coordinator
Vineyard Montessori SchoolCommunity$900.00MVSBCF: Sports Equipment
Vineyard Playhouse, The (DBA MV Playhouse)Arts$3,700.00Virginia's Drama Club
West Tisbury Library FoundationCommunity$1,200.00MVSBCF: The World of Troubadours & Trobaritz VIII
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth Services$7,250.00Resident Exercise Program
Yard, TheArts$3,800.00Endowment + MVSBCF: MAKING IT Program with Sandglass Theater
Zeitz Stained Glass Window ProjectArts$10,000.00Stained Glass Windows Project
2016 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

Organization NameCategoryAwardGrant Purpose
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Community$10,000.00 Business Administration Program $5,000 and Strategic Planning and Development $5,000
All Island Art ShowArts$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth Services$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Visiting Artists and Speakers Program
Zeitz Stained Glass Window FundArts$2,500.00 Stained Glass Windows Project
Biodiversity WorksEnvironment$4,879.00 Two Summer Internships
CEOMVCommunity$1,800.00 MVSBCF Grant: Office Equipment
Creative Living AwardCommunity$1,000.00 Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
FeatherstoneArts$10,000.00 Pottery Barn Building Project
Felix Neck Wildlife SanctuaryEnvironment$1,050.00 Endowment: $50 Scholarship; MVSBCF: $1,000 Seasonal Community Celebrations at Felix Neck
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Friends of the Edgartown LibraryCommunity$1,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Edgartown Library Childrens Room Mural
Good Shepperd ParishCommunity$2,500.00 Community Suppers Program
Great Pond FoundationEnvironment$1,800.00 Edgartown Great Pond Water Quality Sensors
Healthy Aging MVHealth Services$4,635.00 Endowment: $3,635 Falls Prevention and Home Modification Education & Outreach; MVSBCF: $1,000 Safe Seniors Program
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health Services$2,050.00 MVSBCF Grant: Respite Care Program for Caregivers, plus Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Houses of GraceCommunity$15,000.00 Winter Emergency Shelter Program
Island Elderly HousingCommunity$5,000.00 Blueberry Van Transportation Program
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$7,000.00 Endowment: $5,000 Strategic Planning and Development; MVSBCF: $2,000 Promoting School and Community Based Gardening
Island Housing Trust CorporationCommunity$9,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$2,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Beauty and the Beast Production
Martha's Vineyard Book Festival (Chilmark Town Affairs Council)Community
$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: MV Author Lecture Series
Martha's Vineyard MuseumCommunity$5,000.00 MV Local Immigrant Exhibit
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$8,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools - MINI GRANTSCommunity$13,364.76 MVSBCF Grant: Mini-Grants to teachers at MarthaÕs Vineyard Public Schools
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth Services$6,500.00 Endowment: $4,000 Cancer Support Program; MVSBCF: $2,500 Evening Under the Stars - Annual Fund Raiser
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingHealth Services$7,900.00 Endowment: $5,000 Supportive Day Program; MVSBCF: $2,900 Strategic Planning
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$2,586.00 Endowment: $1,586 Youth Strings Maintenance Program; MVSBCF: $1,000 Annual Spring Concert
Martha's Vineyard Children's ChorusArts$3,500.00 Endowment: $3,000 Program Capacity Building; MVSBCF: $500 Program Capacity Building
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$5,000.00 Endowment: $4,200 Island Counselling Center Telemedicine Project; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$2,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Free Filmaking Workshop for Island Youth
Martha's Vineyard Film SocietyArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: MV International Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth Services$57,538.00 Two year distribution from Mayhew-Nevin Fund, given through the MV Hospital to assist Island families with their medical bills; plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$8,863.00 Improvements to Hatchery and Research Station
MinnesingersArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Minnesinger's Spring 2016 Performances
NAACPCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$160.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Rythym of LifeArts$1,000.00 Distribution from our 2016 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Marjory Potts
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian CenterHealth Services$6,500.00 Endowment: $5,000 Scholarship/Financial Aid; MVSBCF: $1,500 Therapeutic Aids to increase safety and accessability
Sail Martha's VineyardCommunity$3,000.00 CG Licensing Program - Administrative Support
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse (FS Town of Aquinnah)Community$96,184.00 Continued Renovations and support of the Lighthouse
Shenandoah FoundationCommunity$7,400.00 Endowment: $4,900 and MVSBCF: $2,500: "Sailing School" Program for Vineyard Schools.
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$6,800.00 Endowment: $6,000 New Trail Signs, plus a distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Tashmoo Park FundCommunity$1,625.58 Tashmoo Park
The CottagersCommunity $3,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$800.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$320.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan
Vineyard HouseHealth Services$5,000.00 Endowment: $3,000 Website Renovation; MVSBCF: $2,000 Three Desk-top Computers and 1 printer/fax/scanner
Vineyard Montesori SchoolCommunity$5,000.00 Strategic Planning and Development
West Tisbury SchoolCommunity$2,750.00 MVSBCF Grant: Outdoor Preschool Classroom
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth Services$4,565.00Blanket Warmer
Yard, TheArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Making It Dance-Making & Creativity Education Program
2015 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

ORGANIZATION NAMECATEGORYAMOUNTPURPOSE
1854...a Folk Opera
(US Slave Song Project is FS)
Arts$3,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Start up funding for the opera; MVSBCF: $1,000.00. Same as above.
All Island Art ShowArts$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
American Cancer Society, Cape and Islands ChapterHealth Services$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Red Cross, Cape and Islands Chapter

Health Services$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$2,500.00 Endowment: $1,500.00 Children of Aquinnah Wampanoag Days; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 9th Annual Native American Artisan's Festival.
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$3,250.00 Student internships, new laptop computer, and office storage.
MV Book Festival
(Chilmark Town Affairs Council is FS)
Community$5,600.00 Endowment: $4,600.00 Keeping the MV Book Festival free and accessible and to help fund the MV Author Lecture Series. MVSBCF: $1,000.00 same as above.
Creative Living Award Philanthropy RaffleCommunity$1,000.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
FARM Institute, TheEnvironment$4,300.00 Pasture Management project and partial funding for the wheelchair ramp in the Passive Solar Greenhouse.
Featherstone Center for the ArtsArts$2,000.00 MV Ukulele Festival
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Friends of MVY RadioCommunity$4,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Sunday Morning Community Affairs Program; MVSBCF: $2,000.00 Broadcasting program with MV Regional High School students.
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Hospice of Martha's VineyardHealth Services$4,780.00 Bereavement Training, plus a Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Island Community ChorusArts$4,500.00 Endowment: $2,000 20th Anniversary Concert; MVSBCF: $2,500.00. Same as Above.
Island Elderly HousingCommunity$4,650.00 Transportation - The Blueberry Van
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$2,500.00 MVSBCF Grant: Costumes for "The King and I" production
Martha's Vineyard Association of EMTsCommunity$9,100.00 Endowment: $8,100.00 Emergency Medicine Education Programs, 2016 Electronic Testing and Education Software Program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 medical manikins.
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth Services$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Evening Under The Stars Fundraiser
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music SocietyArts$2,000.00 Endowment: $1,000.00 Annual Spring Concert; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$11,180.00 Endowment: $9,400.00 Emergency Services technology and equipment, Early Childhood Program Technology; MVSBCF: $1,000.00. CONNECT to End Violence program; Plus a Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating ClubCommunity$5,000.00MVSBCF Grant; Pre-School Skating Program
Martha's Vineyard Film Society/Silver Screen Film Society, Inc.Arts$3,000.00 Endowment: $1,500.00 Environmental Film Festival; MVSBCF: $1,500.00. MV International Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth Services$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Martha's Vineyard Mediation ProgramCommunity$2,000.00 Endowment: $1,000.00; Municipal Conflict Resolution Training - MVSBCF: $1,000.00 same
Martha's Vineyard MuseumCommunity$4,500.00 Endowment: $3,000.00 Island History in Island Schools Education Program and MVSBCF: $1,500.00 Elder Outreach program
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter SchoolCommunity$3,275.00 MVSBCF Grant: Garden Greenhouse Restoration $1,500.00, Educational Mini Grants $1,775.00
Martha's Vineyard Public SchoolsCommunity$7,512.00MVSBCF Educational Mini Grants
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary of the Massachusetts Audubon SocietyEnvironment$3,000.00 Endowment: $2,000.00 Osprey Monitoring program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Annual Fall Festival.
Minnesingers Parent GroupArts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Spring 2015 Performance
NAACP MVCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Niantic Park RestorationCommunity$5,000.00 Basketball program
The Red Stocking FundCommunity$156.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
RISE Above Access<Arts$2,500.00 Scholarships for RISE Access Students
Save the Gay Head Lighthouse
(Town of Aquinnah)
Community$573,236.00 Pass-through funding for donors to the project.
Seaworthy Inc.Community$2,500.00 Funding to complete the interior of the vessel
Shenandoah FoundationCommunity$10,000.00 Week-long Sailing School Program for Island Elementary Schools
Sheriff's Meadow FoundationEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
West Tisbury Free Public LibraryCommunity$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Drama of Live Opera
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$780.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$312.00Bequest from Ruth Bogan
Vineyard HouseHealth$2,000.00 Outside lighting to increase access for recovery meetings.
Vineyard Montessori SchoolCommunity$1,000.00 Elementary teacher certification program at Seacoast Center
Vineyard Playhouse, The
(DBA MV Playhouse)
Arts$2,500.00 Endowment: $1,000.00 Lighting equipment; MVSBCF: $1,500.00 Charter School theater project.
Windermere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth Services$2,000.00 "Dancers at HeART" program.
Women Empowered to Make Healthy Choices, Inc.Community$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Strategic planning and outreach.
Yard, Inc., TheArts$6,000.00Endowment: $4,000 Fall and Winter 2015 - Making It: School Education program. MVSBCF $2,000 All Ages Dance Program
2014 Grant Recipients

Combined Grants from the Endowment and through our stewardship of the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund (MVSBCF):

ORGANIZATION NAMECATEGORYAMOUNTPURPOSE 
Adult & Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV)Community$7,500.00Endowment: $5,000.00 Adult Education Community Needs Assessment; MVSBCF: $2,500.00 scholarships for GED prep and Essential Math/English programs.
African Artists' Community Development ProjectCommunity$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
All Island Art ShowArts$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Cancer Society, Cape and the IslandsHealth Services$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
American Red Cross, Martha's Vineyard ChapterCommunity$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Animal Shelter of Martha's VineyardCommunity$4,139.78Replacement of two exterior doors and one window; plus distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Aquinnah Cultural CenterCommunity$4,900.00Endowment:$4,400.00 "Ancient Words in a New Day" Festival; MVSBCF: $500 Native American Artisan's Festival
BiodiversityWorksEnvironment$500.00MVSBCF Grant: Wildlife research
Built On Stilts (FS Triskelion Arts)Arts$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
CONSENSES (FS Fractured Atlas)Arts$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Festival of the Senses
Creative Living AwardCommunity$1,000.00Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
FARM Institute, TheEnvironment$3,500.00Disabilities Training
Felix Neck Wildlife SanctuaryEnvironment$3,000.00Fern & Feather at Fifty: year-long celebration and needs-based scholarship.
Felix Neck Wildlife TrustEnvironment$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of Oak BluffsCommunity$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Friends of the Edgartown LibraryCommunity$1,500.00MVSBCF Grant: bilingual language and cultural story-time program.
Friends of Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$3,000.001,000 books before kindergarten program.
Garden Gate Child Development CenterCommunity$1,400.00Early Childhood Educators Retreat.
Healthy Aging Task Force of the Dukes County Health Council (FS Donors Collaborative)Health Services$1,500.00MVSBCF Grant: Community Strategic planning
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.Health Services$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Island Children's SchoolCommunity$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Two computers and "Five Island Landscapes" program.
Island Grown InitiativeEnvironment$1,000.00 MVSBCF Grant: Curriculum and Resource Toolkit.
Island Elderly HousingHealth Services$5,000.00Community Dinner Program.
Island Theatre WorkshopArts$1,000.00Production of "Peter Pan"
Living Local Harvest Festival/Living Cocal MV (FS MV Agricultural Society)Community$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Funding for Coordinator position.
Martha's Vineyard Association of EMTsHealth Services$3,500.00Scholarships, and updating equipment and tools.
Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHealth Services$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: "Evening Under The Stars" annual fundraiser.
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Dementia Certificate training.
Martha's Vineyard Chamber Music Society, Inc.Arts$2,000.00Endowment: $1,000.00 Annual Spring Concert; MVSBCF: Thanksgiving Concert 2014.
Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc.Community$2,648.91MVSBCF: $1,950 Daybreak Club, plus Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Martha's Vineyard Film FestivalArts$5,000.00Endowment: $3,500.00 Eduction Enrichment for Island students; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 Reel View at Windermere and $500.00 Media Literacy at MV Public schools.
Martha's Vineyard Film Society/Silver Screen Film Society, Inc.Arts$1,000.00MVSBCH Grant: MV International Film Festival.
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation TrustEnvironment$2,950.00Conch Camera
Martha's Vineyard HospitalHealth Services$29,004.30Memorial Distribution from Mathew-Nevin Fund, through which The Endowment and The MV Hospital anonymously assists "Island families struggling to pay medical bills." On average, benefits over 60 Island families per year. Also a small distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Martha's Vineyard MuseumArts$4,500.00Endowment: $2,5000.00 Elder Outreach Program; MVSBCF: $2,000.00 same as above.
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School MINI GRANTSCommunity$2,000.00MVSBCF: Mini-grants to teachers at the Charter School.
Martha's Vineyard Public Schools MINI GRANTSCommunity$6,260.17MVSBCF: Mini-Grants to teachers at Martha's Vineyard Public Schools. *This amount does not include an additional distribution made directly through the Bank.
Martha's Vineyard Shellfish GroupEnvironment$8,100.00Partnership to initiate larval culture at the Hughes State Lobster Hatchery.
Martha's Vineyard Youth Leadership Initiative (FS Stone Soup)Community$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Career Mentoring and Workforce Readiness.
MV Mediation ProgramHealth Services$1,020.00MVSBCF Grant: Technology upgrade and website update.
NAACPCommunity$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Oak Bluffs Council on Aging (FS Town of Oak Bluffs)Health Services$2,500.00MVSBCF Grant: "A Matter of Balance" program.
Phyllis Vecchia Creative DramaArts$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Ò"Women in History" program.
Red Stocking Fund, TheCommunity$139.78Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.Health Services$1,000.00MVSBCF Grant: Scholarships.
Sail Martha's Vineyard (NOT Licensing Program)Community$7,000.00Endowment: $6,000.00 Mariner Licensing Support program; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 technology upgrade.
Same Heart, The (FS Media Voices for Children)Arts$200.00Distribution from our 2014 Philanthropy Award winner: Ms. Roberta Kirn.
Save the Gay Head LighthouseCommunity$10,500.00Endowment: $10,000.00 Geotechnical Report funding; MVSBCF: $500.00 same as above.
Sense of Wonder CreationsArts$1,000.00Arm of the Sea Theatre Workshops and performance of The Rejuvenary River Circus
Sheriff’s Meadow FoundationEnvironment$698.71Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Bellydance & RevueArts$1,000.00Belly Dance Extravaganza
Vineyard Conservation SocietyEnvironment$698.91Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Haven Public LibraryCommunity$279.56Distribution from the Estate of Ruth Bogan.
Vineyard Montesori SchoolCommunity$500.00MVSBCF: Visual Arts Program
West Tisbury Free Public Library (FS Town of West Tisbury)Community$4,000.00 Endowment: $3,000.00 Restoring and tuning the piano in the new Community Room; MVSBCF: $1,000.00 purchase of a mobile display unit for the Teen Room.
Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation CenterHealth Services$2,250.00Drumming Program
Yard, Inc., TheArts$4,000.00Endowment: $3,000 Yardworks Community and School Education; MVSBCF: $1,000 “Making It” program
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation