Farm Neck Looks to Give

The Farm Neck Foundation is calling for applicants for its 2011 grants, open to all Island nonprofit organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of life in the Martha’s Vineyard community.

The foundation is a charitable organization funded by contributions from members of Farm Neck Golf Club. Traditionally, the board does not award grants two years in a row to the same organization. The foundation gives special consideration to innovative approaches to problems or needs that cannot get funding through traditional sources.

Island nonprofit organizations are invited to submit a concise proposal describing their specific project, its potential benefits, budgetary requirements and grant amount requested along with two letters of support from sources outside of the organization. Proposals must be received by Nov. 1, and may be sent to: Farm Neck Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1656, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.