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

Woods Hole Golf ClubBoys & Girls Club of MVACE MVJohn's TeamFalmouth Educational FoundationMV Little LeagueEdgartown Board of TradeBB & BS CC&ICelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsIsland Autism Group IncFalmouth Service CenterFalmouth WalkMV MuseumMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupHarbor Homes MVMV Film FestivalBelonging to Each OtherIsland Healthcare-Test MVWoods Hole Film FestivalCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsFalmouth Village AssociationMV Camp Meeting AssociationVineyard House, Inc.MV Ag SocietySecond Chance Animal RescueCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Falmouth Housing TrustHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodFarming FalmouthMV Community ServicesFalmouth Chamber of CommerceGreat Pond FoundationAlzheimer's Family Support CenterFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOAmerican Legion Post 257Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonChilmark - PTOFriends of MVY RadioFalmouth ChoraleCape Wellness CollaborativeOtis Civilian AdvisoryBuzzards Bay CoalitionSandy Paws Animal RescueFalmouth Running ClubChilmark Town Affairs CouncilVineyard Conservation SocietyTisbury PrinterAnimal Shelter MVWoods Hole Child CenterMV YouthAngelwishPlay For PinkAquinnah Cultural CenterThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterSail MVMV PlayhouseMV MediationNeighborhood FalmouthHoly Ghost Soc PAThe 300 Committee Land TrustFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardMedia Voices for ChildrenRotary Club of FalmouthCape Cod Healthcare FoundationFriends of MV ConcertMV Art AssoicationFUELAmerican LegionBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationAngel FlightSheriff's MeadowMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustGosnoldMV Figure Skating ClubFriends of Nobska LightDukes County Regional HousingBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterIsland Food PantryCCCC Education FoudationVineyard Independence PartnerTurkeyland CoveFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryTestEDFalmouth AcademyFriends of VH LibraryFalmouth Theatre GuildFriends of SengekontacketFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingTommy's Place FalmouthRed Stocking FundThe Touchdown ClubVineyard Committee on HungerHabitat For Humanity MVPEFBoy Scouts of AmericaIndiana UniversityHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationMV Touchdown ClubMV YMCAHoly Ghost Soc PAFriends of Family PlanningJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakGarden Gate Child Development CenterCamp JabberwockyIsland Food PantryFalmouth Rotary ClubIsland Theater WorkshopYMCA of Cape CodMarine Biological LaboratoryBiodiversity WorksFalmouth Art CenterFriends of OB LibraryWings for Falmouth FamiliesFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterFamily Public LibraryMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyVineyard Montessori SchoolMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyMV Hospital

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.