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

Camp JabberwockyBiodiversity WorksAngelwishThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustPEFFriends of VH LibraryFriends of OB LibraryWings for Falmouth FamiliesFalmouth Educational FoundationFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOMV Ag SocietyVineyard Conservation SocietyMV MuseumHoly Ghost Soc PAIsland Food PantryRotary Club of FalmouthVineyard Montessori SchoolFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterNeighborhood FalmouthACE MVFriends of MV ConcertFalmouth Village AssociationDukes County Regional HousingSandy Paws Animal RescueFalmouth Theatre GuildCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Falmouth Running ClubBoy Scouts of AmericaAngel FlightAquinnah Cultural CenterMV HospitalFriends of SengekontacketFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonHoly Ghost Soc PATestEDMV MediationFamily Public LibraryHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodIsland Autism Group IncFalmouth Chamber of CommerceRed Stocking FundVineyard House, Inc.Woods Hole Golf ClubGreat Pond FoundationFUELFriends of MVY RadioPlay For PinkEdgartown Board of TradeMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyCape Wellness CollaborativeTommy's Place FalmouthMV Touchdown ClubTisbury PrinterGarden Gate Child Development CenterFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardSail MVAlzheimer's Family Support CenterFalmouth AcademyFriends of Family PlanningFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsHarbor Homes MVMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyMV PlayhouseSheriff's MeadowFalmouth WalkYMCA of Cape CodCape Cod Healthcare FoundationOtis Civilian AdvisoryBB & BS CC&ISecond Chance Animal RescueIndiana UniversityIsland Food PantryMarine Biological LaboratoryMV Camp Meeting AssociationFalmouth Service CenterThe Touchdown ClubMV Little LeagueBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationMV YouthFalmouth Art CenterVineyard Independence PartnerAnimal Shelter MVFalmouth Housing TrustMV Film FestivalMV YMCAVineyard Committee on HungerIsland Healthcare-Test MVHabitat For Humanity MVFalmouth ChoraleThe 300 Committee Land TrustBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterAmerican LegionAmerican Legion Post 257Buzzards Bay CoalitionMV Figure Skating ClubFarming FalmouthBoys & Girls Club of MVCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsWoods Hole Film FestivalMV Art AssoicationWoods Hole Child CenterCCCC Education FoudationJohn's TeamBelonging to Each OtherFriends of Nobska LightFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingFalmouth Rotary ClubIsland Theater WorkshopMV Community ServicesGosnoldChilmark Town Affairs CouncilJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakTurkeyland CoveHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupMedia Voices for ChildrenChilmark - PTO

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.