The Farm Neck Foundation has announced its annual grants for the year 2016. This year’s grants total $79,710. The foundation is an independent charitable corporation created by Farm Neck Golf Club.

M & M Community Development-WYOB-FM received $2,000 to buy a back-up transmitter. Garden Gate Child Development received $1,710 to fund The Happiness Project — a project to support preschool children’s emotional health. Island Grown Initiative received $4,400 to purchase a cider press, harvesting tools, a rototiller and poultry processing equipment. Island Elderly Housing received $2,000 too help fund their community dinner program. Martha’s Vineyard Association of EMTs Inc. received $3,000 to purchase Pearson texts and online access for training purposes. Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program received $1,500 to fund training needed to initiate a pilot program for restorative justice.

Vineyard House received $2,500 to help buy furniture and a grill for a private outside space. Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center received $3,000 to provide scholarships and financial assistance. Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club received $2,500 to help fund the preschool skating program. Vineyard Montessori School received $4,000 to help fund the purchase of computers and software. Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society received $1,600 to fund the cost of two ads for the summer festival.

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard received $5,000 to help fund a respite care program for caregivers. Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard received $2,500 to help fund technical training workshops for Island landscapers. Vineyard Baseball Inc. received $4,000 to help purchase safety netting and padding. The Yard received $3,500 to purchase video recording equipment. Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received $1,500 to fund a six-week program of Equine Therapy. Mass Audubon Felix Neck received $10,000 as a one-time grant for their capital building campaign. The Martha’s Vineyard Arena received $25,000 to be paid over three years toward their capital building campaign.