Edgartown, MA – Martha’s Vineyard Bank announced today that the Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund have awarded $15,000 in their third quarter cycles to non-profits on Island and in the surrounding area.
The Grants Committee meets quarterly and is committed to the betterment of our community in the areas of Education, Economic Development, Health & Human Services, Culture, Art & Historic Heritage, and Community Services. The five organizations chosen for this quarter provide vital services in these segments and they are:
- NoticeAbility, led by Dean Bragonier and operating under the mantra that “NoticeAbility = No Disability” and “Dyslexic Before it was Cool” – helps empower afflicted students with a tailored enrichment curricula. Its leadership believes that, “Once students come to recognize their strengths, they are more inclined to embrace their educational experience and fulfill their personal and professional potential.”
- Mass Audubon-Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary for its Youth Climate Change initiative, as our young people are the future protectors of the planet. Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary safeguards local habitats and wildlife, and the Martha’s Vineyard landscape.
- Featherstone Center for the Arts for a collaborative effort with the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Siedman Investment Portfolios, and The Featherstone Center for the Arts for the VIBE Business Accelerator Program, which is a progression of the “Mentor” and “Perfect Pitch” programs.
- New England Lifeflight (d/b/a Boston Medflight) for the continuing effort to act as a critical care transport system for patients in need on Martha’s Vineyard. This organization helps the “sickest of sick regardless of their ability to pay.”
- Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society for standing by its mission that, “Live music should be accessible to all, as it expands creativity, enhances intelligence, and enriches the spirit,” according to its web site. These funds are directed to “Project Cello,” which has expanded their educational offerings to an underserved population, ensuring that no student is left out of the ability to participate in musical opportunities.
The next deadline for grant applications is November 19, 2019.