2019 Island Nonprofit Directory, The Heart of the Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is home to more than 100 nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to the arts, community services, health services, conservation efforts, education, housing and recreation. Many organizations depend on volunteers and community support to make the Island a better place to live.


Library Island

Six towns. Six libraries. Six personalities.

Vine and Dine: Under the Radar, Easy on the Wallet

There are few best-kept secrets when it comes to dining on Martha’s Vineyard, especially in the winter. But two year-round Island eateries keep an unusually low profile: the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (MVH) café and the Y Café at the YMCA of MV.

Ice Time

It may be cold outside (and inside, too), but the MV Ice Arena is a warm and friendly place helping Islanders get through the long winter.

When the Vineyard is (or Could Be!) Your Oyster

If you're twenty-something and trying to make the most of the long Island winter, take out your phone, jump on Instagram and search for @OysterMV.

Care and Comfort At No Cost

Whether for end-of-life care or bereavement counseling, Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, founded in 1981, takes no insurance and never charges a patient or family for services.

The Bookseller of Main Street

Dawn Braasch, owner of Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven, has loved books for as long as she can remember.

Island Grown Christmas Trees

Choose your size, shape, and variety; then cut your own Christmas tree at L & W Tree Farm. 

Kitchen Confidence

Thirty-seven years and two children later, Bob and Paula Crane have built a highly successful appliance business.

Grow Big

If you dream of having a big vegetable garden someday, look to David Fielder's West Tisbury garden for tips and inspiration.