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Island Organizations

Whether Martha’s Vineyard is your home or your home away from home, every now and again the business side of life needs to be addressed.  What follows is a list of Island organizations and contact information to help you find the information you need, easily and quickly.

Agriculture & Environment | Arts & Entertainment | Business & Government Education | Health & Wellness | History & Preservation |  Human Services | Transportation

Agriculture & Environment 

Community Greenhouse
Sustainable agriculture cooperative
508-693-2019

Conservation Partnership of MV

A consortium of five Island conservation organizations
508-693-9588

FARM Institute
Organic teaching farm promotes the tradition and culture of farming.
508-627-7007

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Operated by Mass Audubon. Offers trails, an interpretive center and active natural history programs for adults and children.
508-627-4850

MV Agricultural Society
Agricultural Hall @35 Panhandle Rd., WT
Organizes and promotes agricultural events & awareness.
508-693-9549

MV Land Bank
Acquires and manages land for conservation purposes.
508-627-7141

MV Refuse Disposal District
Manages and provides info on recycling and disposal issues.
508-627-4501

Nature Conservancy
Conservation of plants, animals and local ecology.
508-693-6287

Polly Hill Arboretum
Perpetuates the experimental horticultural tradition established by Polly Hill through educational programs, research, plant conservation and exploration.
508-693-9426

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation
Conserves, manages and administers Island wildlife habitats.
508-693-5207

Tisbury Waterways
Tisubry Waterways is a grassroots citizen’s non-profit group that advocates locally for initiatives to improve and maintain the quality of water in Tisbury’s two estuaries.
508-693-9309

Trustees of Reservations
Own and manage five Island refuge/recreation areas
508-693-7662

Vineyard Conservation Society
Monitors, advocates and provides info on land conservation.
508-693-9588

Vineyard Open Land Foundation
Promotes conservation through innovative land use  planning.
508-693-3280

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Arts & Entertainment

African Artists Community Development Project
508-693-4059

Artfarm Enterprises
A professional theatre company and arts organization, inspired by the sustainable agriculture movement

The Arts District
508-696-7429

Drum Workshop
508-627-3786

Featherstone Center for the Arts
Gallery, workshops, open studio, outdoor musical events.
508-693-1850

Island Community Chorus

508-693-7683

Island Theatre Workshop
Offers theater classes and  stage productions.

MV Art Association
508-627-4881

MV Chamber Music Society
508-696-8055

MV Film Society & MV Film Festival
Screens avante-garde, classic and indie films.  Produces the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. 508-696-9369

The MV Independent Film Festival & Cinema Circus
508-645-9599

MV Peforming Arts Center at the MV Regional High School
508 693-1033 ext.250

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
Community equity theater
508-693-6450

MVTV Community television
508-696-9760

Troubled Shores, Inc.
Dedicated to improving the cultural and educational environment of the Cape and Islands through improvisational theater.
508-939-9368

Vineyard Arts Project
Champions new work in dance and theatre and provides nurturing environment for today’s leading artists.
508-413-2104

Vineyard Haven Band
508-645-3458

Vineyard Bellydance & Revue
508-693-4308

Vineyard Craftsmen
508-693-8989

Vineyard Sinfonietta
508-696-6068

The Yard
Dance performance and residency programs.
508-645-9662

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Business & Government

County of Dukes County:  Courts system, public services, veterans services and more.

Edgartown Board of Trade
Supports the business community; fosters civic involvement.
508-939-0199

League of Women Voters
Information on civic issues, public policy and voting.
508-693-1424

MV Chamber of Commerce
Island business association and Regional Tourist Council.
508-693-0085

MV Commission
DukesCounty’s regional planning and land use agency.
508-693-3453

Oak Bluffs Association
Supporting business and the community at large.
[email protected]

Registry of Deeds
Records and transfers deeds within Dukes & Gosnold counties.
508-627-4205

Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard

The Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard conducts a variety of significant fundraisers and provides grants for many Island organizations.

Tisbury Business Association
Town based business and civic organization.

SEE ALSO: GOVERNMENT by TOWN & COUNTY >more<

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Education

ACE-MV
Adult Community Education. Offers enrichment and practical classes for adults on Martha’s Vineyard.
508-693-1033 ext 240

The Boys and Girls Club

Provides quality programs and services to Island children of all ages.
Email:[email protected]
508-627-3303

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard
508-338-4665
Email: [email protected]
The Island’s community foundation dedicated to supporting local public and nonprofit organizations. For infomation on scholarship and grant deadlines <click here>.

MV Public Schools
4 Pine St, Vineyard Haven,02568
508-693-2007

Chilmark School (K-6)
8 State Rd., Chilmark
508-645-2562

Edgartown School (K-8)
West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown
508-627-3316

Oak Bluffs School (K-8)
1 Tradewinds Rd., Oak Bluffs
508-693-0951

Tisbury School (K-8)
40 West William St., Vineyard Haven
508-696-6500

West Tisbury School (K-8)
Old County Rd., West Tisbury
508-696-7738

MV Public Charter School (K-12)
State Rd., West Tisbury
508-693-9900

MV Regional High School (9-12)
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs
508-693-1033

MV Community Services Preschool
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs
508-693-7900

Vineyard Initiative for Teaching & Alternative Education

Provides resources and suport to home schooling families
508-696-1035

Libraries:

Aquinnah Public Library
1 Church St, Aquinnah 02535
508-645-2314

Chilmark Public Library
522 South Rd., Chilmark02535
508-645-3360

Edgartown Public Library
58 N. Water St., Edgartown02539
508-627-4221

Oak Bluffs Public Library

56R School St., Oak Bluffs 02557
508-693-9433

Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven 02568
508-696-4210

West Tisbury Public Library
State Rd., West Tisbury 02575
508-693-3366

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Health & Wellness

MV Hospital
Critical and acute care facility
508-693-0410

Safe Haven Project 

Host of Vineyard Project Children’s AIDS Camp
508-693-1767

MV Boards of Health
Tick Borne Illness Prevention Program

Vineyard Health Care Access
Insurance information and health care advocacy
508-696-0020

Vineyard Nursing Assoc.
Homecare & women’s health network
508-693-6184

Windemere Rehabilitation Center
Long term and nursing care
508-696-6465

YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard
dedicated to improving the quality of life for the Island community by helping members realize their fullest potential through the development of body, mind and spirit.
508-696-7171

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History & Preservation

African American Heritage Trail
Fosters awareness and preservation of the Island’s Black history.
508-693-4361

Aquinnah Cultural Center
Preserves and promotes Wampanoag (Aquinnah) tradition both within the tribe and community
508-645-9265

Dukes County HistoricalSociety-Vineyard Museum
Preserves the history, natural history and art of Martha’s Vineyard
508-627-4441 

Holy Ghost Association
Preserves the culture of the Island’s Portuguese-American community
508-693-9875

MV CampMeeting Assoc. & Cottage Museum
Maintains the integrity and ambiance of  the historic Methodist Campground
508-693-0525

MV Chapter NAACP
Island civil rights organization.
508-696-5785

MV Preservation Trust 
Preserves and promotes Island landmarks.
508-627-4440

Sail MV
Maritime heritage and sailing instruction for Island children
110 Main St., Vineyard Haven
508-696-7644

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Human Services 

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of MV
Community mentoring program for children
508-696-5497

Camp Jabberwocky
MV Cerebral Palsy Camp
508-693-2339

Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Development of affordable year round housing initiatives
508-693-4419

Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
State designated aging service access point
508-693-4393

Family Planning of MV
Woman’s health and birth control services.
508-693-1208

Habitat for Humanity
Ecumenical ministry builds/renovates affordable housing units.
508-696-4646

Hospice
Support and palliative care for the terminally ill.
508-693-0189

Island Affordable Housing Fund
Facilitates the creation of affordable year round housing opportunities.
508-696-0943

Island Housing Trust
Creates affordable housing through acquisition and building
508-693-1117

Island Parents Educational Support & Training Center
Provides full range of information and support to the parents of children with disability
508-696-5486

Island Council on Aging
Information and referral service for the elderly
508-693-4120

MV Community Services
Social service  support to the Island community:
Disability, counseling, early childhood, women’s support and visiting nurse services.
508-693-7900

Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative
An advocacy organization providing a directory of Vineyard non-profits and how you can help them.
508-645-3690

Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program, Inc.
Provides education and outreach as well as conflict resolution and mediation services to residents of Dukes County.
508-693-2999

Seven Hills Community Services
Support and advocacy for disabled persons
508-693-7917

Vineyard Affordable Child Care Project
Provides financial assistance to families for child care expenses
508-696-6568

Vineyard House
Safe, supportive, sober housing for those in recovery
508-693-8580

Vineyard Independent Partnership
VIP is a partnership of individuals with disabilities, their family members, and friends working –and playing–to ensure that opportunities for a full life on Martha’s Vineyard are available to [email protected]

Vineyard Village at Home
Referral service helping older residents maintain their independence by getting them the service or help they need. Volunteers provide free transportation to our members.
508-693-3038

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Transportation 

Coast Guard
Search and rescue, enforces maritime law, maintains and monitors navigational aids.
508-645-2661 (office)
508-645-2611 (emergency)

MV Parking Clerk
Island-wide parking ticket payment & appeal
9 Airport Rd., Edgartown 02539
508-696-3842

Registry of Motor Vehicles
A Street, Airport Business Park
Edgartown 02539
800-858-3926

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