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

Cape Wellness CollaborativeAngelwishYMCA of Cape CodFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryFriends of MV ConcertOtis Civilian AdvisoryFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingFriends of SengekontacketFarming FalmouthWoods Hole Golf ClubChilmark - PTOIsland Theater WorkshopBoys & Girls Club of MVBiodiversity WorksMV Ag SocietyMV YMCAMedia Voices for ChildrenWoods Hole Film FestivalPEFVineyard Committee on HungerIsland Healthcare-Test MVMV PlayhouseFalmouth ChoraleAlzheimer's Family Support CenterCape Cod Healthcare FoundationFalmouth Educational FoundationBB & BS CC&IFriends of VH LibraryFalmouth Chamber of CommerceHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakAmerican LegionFalmouth Theatre GuildVineyard Independence PartnerFriends of OB LibraryFamily Public LibraryMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyIsland Food PantryFriends of MVY RadioAquinnah Cultural CenterEdgartown Board of TradeHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardGosnoldBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOHarbor Homes MVFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonGreat Pond FoundationIsland Autism Group IncMV MuseumHabitat For Humanity MVBelonging to Each OtherMV Film FestivalMV Little LeagueGarden Gate Child Development CenterJohn's TeamFalmouth Village AssociationCCCC Education FoudationFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterMV HospitalThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterACE MVMV Art AssoicationPlay For PinkAmerican Legion Post 257MV Camp Meeting AssociationFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingChilmark Town Affairs CouncilThe 300 Committee Land TrustFriends of Nobska LightMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyTisbury PrinterCamp JabberwockyVineyard Conservation SocietyAngel FlightSail MVVineyard Montessori SchoolHoly Ghost Soc PASandy Paws Animal RescueVineyard House, Inc.MV MediationMarine Biological LaboratoryFalmouth Housing TrustRed Stocking FundBarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationIndiana UniversityIsland Food PantryFalmouth WalkFalmouth Running ClubBoy Scouts of AmericaTurkeyland CoveMV YouthMV Touchdown ClubDukes County Regional HousingBuzzards Bay CoalitionMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustWoods Hole Child CenterNeighborhood FalmouthCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Falmouth Service CenterMV Figure Skating ClubTestEDFalmouth Rotary ClubThe Touchdown ClubAnimal Shelter MVCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsFalmouth Art CenterFriends of Family PlanningFalmouth AcademyTommy's Place FalmouthSheriff's MeadowHoly Ghost Soc PAWings for Falmouth FamiliesMV Community ServicesRotary Club of FalmouthFUELHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationSecond Chance Animal RescueMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group

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.