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

Falmouth Rotary ClubFamily Public LibraryMV MediationCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsIndiana UniversityMV Little LeagueIsland Food PantryFalmouth Theatre GuildCCCC Education FoudationYMCA of Cape CodHoly Ghost Soc PAAquinnah Cultural CenterMV HospitalVineyard Montessori SchoolHoly Ghost Soc PAChilmark - PTOAmerican LegionGarden Gate Child Development CenterPlay For PinkMV Figure Skating ClubFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOAlzheimer's Family Support CenterFriends of SengekontacketFarming FalmouthSheriff's MeadowFriends of MV ConcertFriends of Family PlanningFriends of VH LibraryBiodiversity WorksTisbury PrinterSandy Paws Animal RescueMV PlayhouseCape Wellness CollaborativeFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingMV MuseumThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterHabitat For Humanity MVMV Ag SocietyBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardMV Touchdown ClubMV YouthCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'PEFBoys & Girls Club of MVHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationMV YMCATestEDCape Cod Healthcare FoundationMV Community ServicesFalmouth AcademyBuzzards Bay CoalitionFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingGreat Pond FoundationAngel FlightIsland Autism Group IncSecond Chance Animal RescueFriends of MVY RadioIsland Theater WorkshopFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterMV Camp Meeting AssociationMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyAnimal Shelter MVFalmouth Housing TrustVineyard Conservation SocietyFriends of Nobska LightVineyard Committee on HungerJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakWoods Hole Child CenterChilmark Town Affairs CouncilFalmouth Running ClubMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustRed Stocking FundEdgartown Board of TradeIsland Healthcare-Test MVFalmouth WalkSail MVTurkeyland CoveThe Touchdown ClubMV Art AssoicationFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonThe 300 Committee Land TrustFalmouth Chamber of CommerceHarbor Homes MVCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsWings for Falmouth FamiliesFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryGosnoldAngelwishRotary Club of FalmouthFalmouth Service CenterTommy's Place FalmouthFUELMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterFalmouth Educational FoundationBoy Scouts of AmericaCamp JabberwockyHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodIsland Food PantryDukes County Regional HousingBelonging to Each OtherNeighborhood FalmouthFalmouth Village AssociationACE MVVineyard Independence PartnerFalmouth ChoraleMV Film FestivalOtis Civilian AdvisoryWoods Hole Film FestivalFriends of OB LibraryWoods Hole Golf ClubFalmouth Art CenterMarine Biological LaboratoryMedia Voices for ChildrenBB & BS CC&IVineyard House, Inc.American Legion Post 257MV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyJohn's Team

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.