Farm Neck Foundation

Announces Island Gifts

The board of directors of the Farm Neck Foundation has announced $51,800 in annual charitable grants for 2007 to 13 Vineyard organizations and agencies.

The largest gift, $25,000, is a pledge toward the new YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard building.

Other awards include $5,000 to the Vineyard Health Care Access Program to help fund the prescription medication assistance program; a $2,500 challenge grant to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society to help fund the purchase of a high-definition projector; $2,500 to the Friends of Sengekontacket Inc. for continuing bacterial testing of Sengekontacket Pond; $1,500 to the Aquinnah Cultural Center to help fund a Native American artisans festival; and $1,000 to Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. to help fund spaying, neutering and adoption programs.

The foundation is an independent charitable corporation created by the Farm Neck Golf Club to provide charitable assistance for the Vineyard.