The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard has restructured its grants program. Instead of offering biannual grant cycles, it has shifted to one annual grant in the fall of each year.

The Permanent Endowment Fund seeks to raise awareness about important Vineyard-specific issues, respond to community needs, foster collaboration among nonprofit organizations.

The fund welcomes applications from Island nonprofit organizations seeking funding for new projects as well as from continuing programs that benefit the Vineyard community. The fund aims to provide support for all aspects of Island life including opportunities in the arts, community, education, environment and human services.

Fall 2015 grant application materials are available at and must be postmarked by Sept. 25 if mailed, and sent by Sept. 27 if emailed.

For more information, contact executive director, Julie Anne McNary at or foundation manager Andria Jason at