Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

Grants are awarded to organizations in four categories.

To see if you qualify and to find out more about this grant visit out Emergency Response Fund page.

2020 Emergency Response Fund Grant Recipients

Grants awarded through our Emergency Response Fund:

Total Grants$555,000
Chilmark PreschoolOperational support
Community Ambassadors Partnership
Training for general and medical interpreters in the Portuguese speaking community; salaries for interpreters and interpreter coordination.
coronastompersTo purchase materials for masks and other personal protective gear
Dukes County Regional Housing AuthorityEmergency Rental Relief for market rate rental assistance program. Includes private and MA grant funding
Dukes County Social ServicesEmergency food, utility and fuel support to bridge the time until recipients may receive governmental support, including support for the undocumented community.
Edgartown Council on AgingOutreach worker, grocery gift cards, transportation assistance
Garden Gate PreschoolRent support in the spring, and rental of space at Featherstone for additional classroom space in the fall
Good Shepherd ParrishTransportation costs for increased food distribution; food supplies
Harbor Homes of MVShort term housing for homeless residents
Hospice of Martha's VineyardiPads for nurses and social workers to conduct visits remotely
Island Autism GroupSupport for families of autistic children
Island Elderly HousingGrocery gift cards for IEH residents
Island Food PantryFood supplies and transportation costs to meet increased need
Island Grown InitiativeSupport for an additional farmer for greater food production; food and transportation for summer meals program
Island Theater WorkshopOperational support
Mass Audubon / Felix NeckSupport for preschool
Martha’s Vineyard MuseumTo meet the increased demand for on-line content by students and the public
Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls ClubGrocery gift cards for students and their families
MV Center for LivingTransportation costs for food delivery from Greater Boston Food Bank for the Island Councils on Aging; to provide support for residents needing help with their utility bills
MV Chamber of Commerce Educational and Charitable FundBringing 'Fall for the Arts' to a digital platform
MV Community Services / Housing and shelterEmergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse, child care subsidies for essential workers, and housing assistance for island residents including the undocumented community
MV Community Services / Transportation Transportation grant to cover medical trips on and off island, SSA tickets,VTA passes *MA grant funding
MV Community Services / ChildcareTuition for preschools to replace lost federal funding. *MA grant funding
MV Diversity CoalitionIsland-Wide Police Officer Implicit/Unconscious Bias Training Initiative
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust Purchase scallops from local fishermen for food pantry distribution
Friends of MVYTo update remote broadcasting capabilities
Plum Hill SchoolRent support to ensure school will be there when people return to work
Vineyard HouseSubsidize rent for out of work residents who have been laid off and need the support provided by the program
Vineyard Montessori SchoolOperational support, plus Tent rental for additional classroom space

The YardOperational support
Martha's Vineyard Community Foundation