VGC Foundation

The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation contributes generously to the Island, supporting a wide range of charities-- from conservation, to housing, police, hospital, the arts, nursing and many more. Since its inception in 2002, many local non-profit organizations have received gifts from The Foundation totaling over $2.4 million in cash contributions.

The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation is funded by a generous annual contribution from the members of the Club. If you would like your on-Island organization to be considered for a gift from the Vineyard Golf Foundation, please review the criteria and procedure document below and complete and submit the grant application to:

Vineyard Golf Club Foundation
P.O. Box 9
Edgartown, MA 02539

Click here to read about the Vineyard Golf Club Foundation in the MV Times.
  • Criteria and Procedure
  • Grant Application Form
  • Ray Ellis Scholarship
    • Established to provide educational funding for Island seniors graduating from high school who have been employed by Vineyard Golf Club, (for a minimum of two seasons), The Vineyard Golf Club/Ray Ellis Scholarship has made a significant difference for recipients and their families. The scholarship encourages qualities integral to The Club, including good character and citizenship. Applicants must be graduating seniors at, or have graduated from, MVRHS, MV Public Charter School or the Falmouth Academy. 

      The entire Vineyard community, his family and many friends were deeply saddened with the passing of Ray Ellis in 2013. The scholarship program remains as a testament to Ray’s generosity and his support of Island youth. The Scholarship Program is funded in part by the sale of two pieces of art which were donated to The Club by Mr. Ellis. The originals hang in the atrium of the Clubhouse and are a daily reminder of Ray Ellis and his extraordinary talent.
  • Past Recipients
    • The Vineyard Golf Club Foundation has supported the following Island organizations through cash donations.

      Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard

      The Animal Shelter of Martha's Vineyard's mission is to provide shelter, healthcare, love and support to most domestic animals until a permanent home is found.
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      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha's Vineyard

      The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha's Vineyard is to help children in our program cope with the special problems they face growing up in single-family homes.

      Boston Medflight

      Boston MedFlight commits to excellence in critical care transport by providing the highest quality regional critical care transport system.
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      Camp Jabberwocky

      Camp Jabberwocky, founded by Helen Lamb in 1953, is a summer camp for children and adults with disabilities, including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spinal bifida and autism.
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      Drum Workshop

      The Drum Workshop, Inc. offers drumming experiences to groups of all ages and ability levels. They provide interactive sessions that build self-confidence and group skills to pre-school aged children, elderly, people with disabilities, and experienced players on and off of Martha's Vineyard.
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      Dukes County Regional Housing Authority

      Founded in 1986, the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority provides and facilitates the development of affordable, quality, year-round housing for the residents of Dukes County. They review and address the housing needs with residents of low and moderate incomes.
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      Habitat For Humanity of Martha's Vineyard

      Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard's is to build simple, decent housing for families in the lowest qualifying income range. Our homes are built with volunteer labor, donated materials and charitable donations.
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      Hospice of MV

      Hospice of Martha's Vineyard is a free, community-supported program that provides physical, emotional and spiritual needs to all who are facing advanced illness and loss. They offer hope, comfort and compassion to all free of charge. They serve anyone in need with a life- limiting illness, regardless of treatment choices or prognosis.
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      The Island Housing Trust

      The Island Housing Trust provides hope and tangible solutions to hundreds of working island families and individuals. The Trust acquires and creates permanently affordable homes, both ownership and rental, to bridge the gap between the island's high property values and the families who live and work here earning low and moderate incomes.
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      MV Arena / Youth Hockey

      The MV Ice Arena enriches the lives of children, teenagers and parents. It is home to the MV Skating Club, Boy's & Girls High School Hockey teams and MV Youth Hockey. The Youth Hockey program teaches hockey in a safe, competitive and fun environment and emphasizes the importance of being a good teammate and sportsman.
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      MV Boys and Girls Club

      The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club provides quality programs and services to Island youth. Programs help to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, personal values, and mutual respect, in a fun and safe environment.
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      MV Film Society

      The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, Inc. is a member-funded 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to screening the best in independent films, movie classics, documentaries, and world cinema for diverse audiences of all ages throughout the calendar year.
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      MV Hospital

      The Martha's Vineyard Hospital provides high-quality, accessible medical care to year-round and seasonal residents and Island visitors. Quality care is provided to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
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      MV Little League

      Martha’s Vineyard Little League is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching kids the fundamentals of baseball in a safe and fun environment.
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      MV Preservation Trust

      The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust preserves and manages endangered historic landmarks. They restore living institutions to their rightful place, keeping historic landmarks in the mainstream of Island life.
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      MV Regional High School

      MVRHS strives both to guide and challenge our students as they set individualized, self-directed goals within the context of a rigorous academic and extracurricular program.
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      MV Touchdown Club

      The Martha's Vineyard Touchdown Club is an organization comprised of family and friends of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Football, Martha's Vineyard Junior High School Football, and Martha's Vineyard Regional High School and Jr. High School Cheerleading. Funds to support the Teams are raised through fundraisers and donations. 100% of all the funds we raise go directly into the program.
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      Rising Tide Therapeutic Equestrian Center

      Rising Tide's mission is to help physically, emotionally, and learning disabled children and adults improve their quality of life through interactions with horses.
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      Sail Martha's Vineyard

      Sail Martha's Vineyard is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and perpetuating our Island's maritime heritage and culture.
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      Sheriff's Meadow Foundation

      Sheriff's Meadow Foundation works to conserve the natural, beautiful, rural landscape and character of Martha's Vineyard for present and future generations.
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      Town of Edgartown (Conservation Committee)

      The Edgartown Conservation Commission acquires and manages property for the purpose of conserving and/or preserving rare or unique aspects of the environment specific to the town of Edgartown.
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      Vineyard House

      Vineyard House provides housing for Island men and women in need of a safe living environment while they are in the early stages of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
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      Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

      Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is the premier skilled nursing facility on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard.
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      YMCA

      The YMCA of Martha's Vineyard improves the quality of life for children, individuals, families and the Island community through their programs, camps, facilities and classes. They provide year-round services for youth, adults and families, as well a at-risk teens.
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      FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENTS

      The Vineyard Golf Club hosts golf tournaments annually to support these local organizations:

      Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA)

      The VNA brings professional and compassionate home health care to people of all ages on Martha's Vineyard. They provide an array of health services including skilled nursing and therapies in the home, as well as private care for individuals and families needing more help then insurance will cover.
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      Edgartown Police

      The Edgartown Police Department works to improve and maintain the quality of life of citizens, living, working, or visiting the Town of Edgartown. They believe that crime is not only a police problem, but also a social problem, impacting all aspects of the community.
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      Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard

      The Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard is comprised of over 60 active community members that are eager to give back to their Island. Based on the efforts of their members, more than $200,000 has been given to more than 60 Island charities over the years.
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