Thanks to the collaboration of Associated Grant Makers of Massachusetts (AGM), Oak Bluffs Public Library, and the Martha’s Vineyard Donor Collaborative, supported with a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Island non-profit grant seekers have a comprehensive outlet for grant research at the Oak Bluffs Public Library. The library is designated as the local resource center, where both electronic and print resources are accessible for free to the public.

Not sure where to start? Both library staff and the M.V. Donor Collaborative can provide research assistance, either by appointment or drop-in.  Interested in finding grant makers? How about other projects and organizations who have been successfully funded on the Cape and the Islands? We can show you how to use Grantwatch, a research database that can help narrow down the answers to these questions, as well as providing access to over 12,000 grant opportunities. The key to using the electronic resources is employing search filters that allow you to easily narrow down results relevant for YOUR organization. In addition to Grantwatch, we house a cooperating collection of print materials.

The resource center may be used during the library’s open hours. Please speak to a library staff member to learn how to access Grantwatch. Email Nina Ferry, the Reference Librarian, for more information:

More than 15 people with grant writing and research experience have been trained and are available by appointment to assist those using grant resources. To make an appointment for someone to help you use the center, or provide support for your non-profit initiative, contact Peter Temple at 508-645-3690 or send an E-mail to