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

Indiana UniversityChilmark Town Affairs CouncilJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakWoods Hole Golf ClubMV Little LeagueFriends of SengekontacketACE MVDukes County Regional HousingCamp JabberwockyBoy Scouts of AmericaFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterHabitat For Humanity MVCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsAlzheimer's Family Support CenterIsland Autism Group IncWoods Hole Child CenterSecond Chance Animal RescueMV Camp Meeting AssociationIsland Healthcare-Test MVVineyard Committee on HungerMarine Biological LaboratoryFarming FalmouthMedia Voices for ChildrenSandy Paws Animal RescueFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOMV Figure Skating ClubHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryAmerican Legion Post 257MV PlayhouseIsland Theater WorkshopHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationPEFNeighborhood FalmouthMV Art AssoicationFamily Public LibraryBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationFUELFalmouth WalkHoly Ghost Soc PAMV Community ServicesBiodiversity WorksFriends of Family PlanningCCCC Education FoudationMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustHarbor Homes MVFriends of Nobska LightJohn's TeamFalmouth Theatre GuildAngel FlightMV YMCAYMCA of Cape CodTisbury PrinterBoys & Girls Club of MVFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingAngelwishGreat Pond FoundationBB & BS CC&IMV Touchdown ClubRed Stocking FundPlay For PinkFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonFalmouth Rotary ClubChilmark - PTOCape Wellness CollaborativeFalmouth ChoraleCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsAnimal Shelter MVFalmouth AcademyMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyGosnoldCape Cod Healthcare FoundationFalmouth Service CenterThe Touchdown ClubTestEDRotary Club of FalmouthFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingMV MediationVineyard House, Inc.Holy Ghost Soc PAMV MuseumMV Ag SocietyFalmouth Art CenterFalmouth Housing TrustVineyard Conservation SocietySail MVTurkeyland CoveTommy's Place FalmouthVineyard Independence PartnerCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Island Food PantryGarden Gate Child Development CenterFriends of MV ConcertWoods Hole Film FestivalMV YouthMV HospitalWings for Falmouth FamiliesFalmouth Running ClubOtis Civilian AdvisoryMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupAmerican LegionBelonging to Each OtherBuzzards Bay CoalitionIsland Food PantryVineyard Montessori SchoolFalmouth Village AssociationFalmouth Educational FoundationFriends of MVY RadioFalmouth Chamber of CommerceEdgartown Board of TradeThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterFriends of OB LibrarySheriff's MeadowThe 300 Committee Land TrustAquinnah Cultural CenterMV Film FestivalFriends of VH LibraryMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp Jabberwocky

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.