The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard, in its spring grant cycle, has awarded more than $43,000 to 11 local nonprofit organizations.

The 11 grant recipients include Aquinnah Cultural Center, MV Chamber Music Society, MV Association of EMTs, MV Fishermen’s Preservation Trust, MV Shellfish Group, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, The Farm Institute, Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, Save the Gay Head Lighthouse Committee of the Town of Aquinnah, Sense of Wonder Creations and The Yard.

Established in 1982, the Permanent Endowment Fund uses its resources to focus exclusively on addressing the needs of the Vineyard. With more than $8.2 million in assets, the fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations and funds scholarships for Vineyard students.

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