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Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

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, $811,687 has been awarded to organizations responding to this crisis. To see if you qualify and to find out more about this grant, visit out Emergency Response Fund page.

2021 Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

Grants totaling $486,903 have been awarded through our Emergency Response Fund in 2021:

OrganizationDescription
Community Ambassadors Partnershipinterpreters salaries for Health Fair; Portuguese Medical Interpreter Training
Dukes County Regional Housing AuthorityRental Relief Fund
Dukes County Social ServicesMobile Dental Hygiene program
Friends of Edgartown Council on AgingOutreach program to homebound elders
Island Elderly Housing, Inc.Grocery and transportation gift cards
Island Food PantryIncreased food supplies; transportation of groceries to homebound
Island Grown InitiativeSummer lunch program; processing gleaned vegetables for distributed meals
Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubGrocery cards for member families
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingUtility support for those impacted by Covid-19
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesTransportation: transportation assistance, both for local and off island medical care
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesHousing & Shelter: Rental Relief Fund; emergency support for Island and undocumented residents
Rhythm of LifeDanse Milokan production
2020 Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

Grants totaling $324,784 were awarded through our Emergency Response Fund in 2020:

OrganizationDescription
CoronastompersCommunity mask initiative
Dukes County Regional Housing AuthorityRental Relief Fund
Dukes County Social ServiesEmergency food, utility and fuel support to bridge the time until recipients may receive governmental support, including support for the undocumented community
Friends of Chilmark PreschoolOperating expenses for online learning
Friends of Edgartown Council on AgingOutreach program to homebound elders
Friends of mvyradio, Inc.Expand remote broadcast capabilities
Garden Gate Child Development Center, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown and Fall rent for expanded space
Good Shepherd ParishIncreased food supplies and delivery costs
Harbor Homes of Martha's VineyardHotel housing for the homeless
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, Inc.HIPAA compliant laptops for remote visits
Island Autism GroupRespite services during pandemic
Island Food PantryIncreased food supplies; Transportation of groceries to homebound
Island Grown InitiativeAdditional farmer to produce more food
Island Theater Workshop, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown
Island Waldorf Community/Plum Hill PreschoolOperating expenses during shutdown
Martha's Vineyard Center for LivingSupport for homebound elders
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Educational and Charitable FundFall for the Arts digital platform
Martha's Vineyard Community ServicesChildcare: to replace lost preschool tuition support
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 community
Martha's Vineyard Diversity CoalitionDiversity training for Island and Tribal police forces
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust, Inc.Purchase fish for chowder for food pantries
Martha's Vineyard MuseumBuild increased online presence
Massachusetts Audubon Society (Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary)Operating expenses during shutdown
The Yard, Inc.Operating expenses during shutdown
Vineyard House, Inc.Stipends to cover resident's rent, out of work due to Covid-19
Vineyard Montessori SchoolOperating expenses during shutdown
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation