Permanent Endowment

Invites Grant Applications

The Permanent Endowment Fund, the Island’s community foundation, is accepting grant requests for programs addressing Vineyard needs and issues.

“We have unrestricted funds able to support a wide range of programs being developed and planned by local nonprofit organizations and public charities,” fund chairman Debbie Hale said.

In addition, she said, the fund is seeking requests dealing with health care and maritime issues. “We have specific funds that provide grant support for these two issues,” she said.

Applications and more detailed information regarding these funds may be obtained at the fund’s Web site at

Applications may also be obtained via mail by getting in touch with Gail Craig at 508-627-3754. Grant requests must be complete, including necessary backup documentation as outlined on the forms, and must be received by the fund no later than Sept. 30.