2021 Contributions

In 2021 The Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation donated $827,241 to local non-profits on Martha's Vineyard and in Falmouth.

Martha's Vineyard Bank and the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation distributed a combined $827,241 in 2021, exclusive of the additional $117,040 that the Foundation awarded to 14 non-profits after its January 2022 quarterly meeting for fourth quarter 2021 grants. Of these funds, $38,750 were distributed as Employee Directed Donations, a program that gives Martha's Vineyard Bank employees funds to direct to the non-profit of their choice on their behalf. In addition, The Fund also distributed its second installment to Martha's Vineyard Community Services towards its $1 million pledge for the new Early Childhood Center.


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As shown in the graphs, a total of $827,241 was donated in 2021.

Of over 180 non-profits funded, larger awards included grants for the following:

  • Fisherman's Preservation Trust - Funds provided to purchase a new ice machine.
  • Harbor Homes Martha's Vineyard - Funded housing opportunities for low income women.
  • Island Autism Group - Provided significant funding for their West Tisbury campus.
  • TestED - Funds for continuing a program of COVID-19 testing in schools.
  • Celebrate the Art of Teaching - for programs that enhance students' educational enrichment outside the basic curriculum.
  • Friends of MV Concert - for Beach Road Weekend sponsorship, helping to bring live music back to Martha's Vineyard after the pandemic hold.

Take a look at the 26-foot refrigerated food truck IN ACTION in this Food Baskets MV video. Visit The Food Baskets MV website for more information.


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2021 Recipients

Friends of Falmouth Senior CenterMV Touchdown ClubCamp JabberwockyFriends of Nobska LightVineyard House, Inc.Boys & Girls Club of MVFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakIsland Healthcare-Test MVHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationFalmouth Rotary ClubFalmouth Educational FoundationFalmouth Running ClubTisbury PrinterHarbor Homes MVFriends of MVY RadioFalmouth WalkCape Cod Healthcare FoundationFriends of MV ConcertGosnoldMV MediationFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryMarine Biological LaboratoryAlzheimer's Family Support CenterMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyAmerican LegionAngel FlightGarden Gate Child Development CenterFalmouth Service CenterFalmouth ChoraleMV Art AssoicationSecond Chance Animal RescueMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterChilmark - PTOMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonFUELFarming FalmouthACE MVMV Film FestivalFalmouth Housing TrustWoods Hole Golf ClubThe Touchdown ClubHoly Ghost Soc PAPEFFriends of OB LibraryIsland Food PantryMV MuseumVineyard Conservation SocietySandy Paws Animal RescueWings for Falmouth FamiliesCCCC Education FoudationHoly Ghost Soc PAFalmouth AcademyIndiana UniversityMV Figure Skating ClubMV PlayhouseTommy's Place FalmouthBuzzards Bay CoalitionBelonging to Each OtherAquinnah Cultural CenterRotary Club of FalmouthHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodVineyard Montessori SchoolAmerican Legion Post 257Boy Scouts of AmericaCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsIsland Autism Group IncJohn's TeamMV HospitalMV Community ServicesFriends of Family PlanningMV YouthDukes County Regional HousingFamily Public LibraryMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsMV Camp Meeting AssociationHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardChilmark Town Affairs CouncilFalmouth Theatre GuildFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingMV Little LeagueThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterOtis Civilian AdvisoryVineyard Independence PartnerIsland Theater WorkshopGreat Pond FoundationAnimal Shelter MVAngelwishFalmouth Art CenterFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOMV YMCAEdgartown Board of TradePlay For PinkSheriff's MeadowVineyard Committee on HungerBB & BS CC&IMV Ag SocietyThe 300 Committee Land TrustHabitat For Humanity MVCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Media Voices for ChildrenYMCA of Cape CodFalmouth Chamber of CommerceTurkeyland CoveFriends of VH LibraryNeighborhood FalmouthCape Wellness CollaborativeWoods Hole Film FestivalFriends of SengekontacketIsland Food PantryWoods Hole Child CenterBiodiversity WorksBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationSail MVTestEDRed Stocking FundFalmouth Village Association

Thank you Patti Leighton!

In 2021, Patti Leighton announced her retirement from the Bank. Her day-to-day presence will always be missed; however, she continues to be an advocate for the Bank.

Over three decades, Patti made a significant impact. Of particular note is her nurturing of our school banking program that now serves all Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth elementary schools. She was also instrumental in the administration of the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation, Bank scholarship programs, Celebrate the Art of Teaching Project Grants, sponsorships and community relations.

We wish Patti well in this new chapter of her life as she focuses on her time with family.

Patti with a note from a teacher at the "Celebrate the Art of Teaching" event.