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
Organic teaching farm promotes the tradition and culture of farming.
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Operated by Mass Audubon. Offers trails, an interpretive center and active natural history programs for adults and children.
MV Agricultural Society
Agricultural Hall @35 Panhandle Rd., WT
Organizes and promotes agricultural events & awareness.
MV Land Bank
Acquires and manages land for conservation purposes.
MV Refuse Disposal District
Manages and provides info on recycling and disposal issues.
Conservation of plants, animals and local ecology.
Polly Hill Arboretum
Perpetuates the experimental horticultural tradition established by Polly Hill through educational programs, research, plant conservation and exploration.
Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation
Conserves, manages and administers Island wildlife habitats.
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.
Trustees of Reservations
Own and manage five Island refuge/recreation areas
Vineyard Conservation Society
Monitors, advocates and provides info on land conservation.
Arts & Entertainment
The Arts District
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Gallery, workshops, open studio, outdoor musical events.
Island Community Chorus
Island Theatre Workshop
Offers theater classes and stage productions.
MV Art Association
The MV Independent Film Festival & Cinema Circus
MV Peforming Arts Center at the MV Regional High School
508 693-1033 ext.250
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
Community equity theater
MVTV Community television
Troubled Shores, Inc.
Dedicated to improving the cultural and educational environment of the Cape and Islands through improvisational theater.
Vineyard Arts Project
Champions new work in dance and theatre and provides nurturing environment for today’s leading artists.
Vineyard Haven Band
Vineyard Bellydance & Revue
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.
League of Women Voters
Information on civic issues, public policy and voting.
MV Chamber of Commerce
Island business association and Regional Tourist Council.
DukesCounty’s regional planning and land use agency.
Oak Bluffs Association
Supporting business and the community at large.
Registry of Deeds
Records and transfers deeds within Dukes & Gosnold counties.
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<
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.
The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard
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
Chilmark School (K-6)
8 State Rd., Chilmark
Edgartown School (K-8)
West Tisbury Rd., Edgartown
Oak Bluffs School (K-8)
1 Tradewinds Rd., Oak Bluffs
Tisbury School (K-8)
40 West William St., Vineyard Haven
West Tisbury School (K-8)
Old County Rd., West Tisbury
MV Public Charter School (K-12)
State Rd., West Tisbury
MV Regional High School (9-12)
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, Oak Bluffs
MV Community Services Preschool
Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., Oak Bluffs
Vineyard Initiative for Teaching & Alternative Education
Provides resources and suport to home schooling families
Vineyard Haven Public Library
200 Main St., Vineyard Haven 02568
Health & Wellness
MV Boards of Health
Tick Borne Illness Prevention Program
Vineyard Health Care Access
Insurance information and health care advocacy
Vineyard Nursing Assoc.
Homecare & women’s health network
Windemere Rehabilitation Center
Long term and nursing care
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.
History & Preservation
African American Heritage Trail
Fosters awareness and preservation of the Island’s Black history.
Aquinnah Cultural Center
Preserves and promotes Wampanoag (Aquinnah) tradition both within the tribe and community
Dukes County HistoricalSociety-Vineyard Museum
Preserves the history, natural history and art of Martha’s Vineyard
Holy Ghost Association
Preserves the culture of the Island’s Portuguese-American community
MV CampMeeting Assoc. & Cottage Museum
Maintains the integrity and ambiance of the historic Methodist Campground
MV Chapter NAACP
Island civil rights organization.
MV Preservation Trust
Preserves and promotes Island landmarks.
Maritime heritage and sailing instruction for Island children
110 Main St., Vineyard Haven
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of MV
Community mentoring program for children
MV Cerebral Palsy Camp
Dukes County Regional Housing Authority
Development of affordable year round housing initiatives
Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands
State designated aging service access point
Family Planning of MV
Woman’s health and birth control services.
Habitat for Humanity
Ecumenical ministry builds/renovates affordable housing units.
Support and palliative care for the terminally ill.
Island Affordable Housing Fund
Facilitates the creation of affordable year round housing opportunities.
Island Housing Trust
Creates affordable housing through acquisition and building
Island Parents Educational Support & Training Center
Provides full range of information and support to the parents of children with disability
Island Council on Aging
Information and referral service for the elderly
MV Community Services
Social service support to the Island community:
Disability, counseling, early childhood, women’s support and visiting nurse services.
Martha’s Vineyard Donor’s Collaborative
An advocacy organization providing a directory of Vineyard non-profits and how you can help them.
Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program, Inc.
Provides education and outreach as well as conflict resolution and mediation services to residents of Dukes County.
Seven Hills Community Services
Support and advocacy for disabled persons
Vineyard Affordable Child Care Project
Provides financial assistance to families for child care expenses
Safe, supportive, sober housing for those in recovery
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.
Search and rescue, enforces maritime law, maintains and monitors navigational aids.
MV Parking Clerk
Island-wide parking ticket payment & appeal
9 Airport Rd., Edgartown 02539
Registry of Motor Vehicles
A Street, Airport Business Park