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

Dukes County Regional HousingFalmouth Running ClubAmerican Legion Post 257Cape Cod Healthcare FoundationTisbury PrinterChilmark - PTOCCCC Education FoudationRed Stocking FundMartha's Vineyard Cancer Support GroupCape Wellness CollaborativeHelene Johnson & Dorothy West FoundationGosnoldCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsVineyard House, Inc.Island Theater WorkshopBirdsey Cape Wildlife CenterFriends of UpIsland Council on AgingFriends of VH LibraryAngel FlightFriends of Family PlanningTurkeyland CoveFelix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary/MA AudobonIsland Food PantryMV Art AssoicationFalmouth Theatre GuildFalmouth ChoraleIndiana UniversityIsland Autism Group IncGreat Pond FoundationTestEDThe 300 Committee Land TrustFalmouth Chamber of CommerceBB & BS CC&IJohn's TeamACE MVMV PlayhouseBelonging to Each OtherMV Figure Skating ClubFriends of Nobska LightFriends of OB LibraryMV Community ServicesFalmouth AcademyFriends of MV ConcertHospice & Palliative Care of Martha's VineyardMarthas Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp JabberwockyChilmark Town Affairs CouncilNeighborhood FalmouthCamp JabberwockyFriends of Falmouth Senior CenterAmerican LegionHabitat For Humanity MVBoys & Girls Club of MVFriends of MVY RadioCelebrate the Art of Teaching Project GrantsFriends of Oak Bluffs PTOMV HospitalHarbor Homes MVHoly Ghost Soc PABarnstable County Deputy Sheriif's AssociationMV Ag SocietyFriends of Edgartown Free Public LibraryGarden Gate Child Development CenterMedia Voices for ChildrenThe Cape & islands Veterans Outreach CenterEdgartown Board of TradeMV YMCATommy's Place FalmouthAlzheimer's Family Support CenterIsland Healthcare-Test MVMV Fishermen's Preservation TrustBuzzards Bay CoalitionVineyard Committee on HungerBiodiversity WorksWoods Hole Child CenterFarming FalmouthFalmouth Village AssociationFamily Public LibraryHabitat for Humanity of Cape CodPEFWoods Hole Film FestivalMV MediationYMCA of Cape CodCape Arts & Entertainment DBA 'Cape Symphony'Rotary Club of FalmouthHoly Ghost Soc PAMV Touchdown ClubJoe Q Veteran Coffee BreakPlay For PinkFalmouth Educational FoundationSecond Chance Animal RescueSheriff's MeadowFUELBoy Scouts of AmericaFalmouth Art CenterAnimal Shelter MVVineyard Independence PartnerSandy Paws Animal RescueMV Little LeagueMV YouthFalmouth WalkVineyard Conservation SocietyMV Striped Bass and Bluefish DerbyMV Camp Meeting AssociationVineyard Montessori SchoolFalmouth Service CenterThe Touchdown ClubIsland Food PantryWings for Falmouth FamiliesFalmouth Housing TrustMV Film FestivalWoods Hole Golf ClubFriends of SengekontacketFriends of Edgartown Council on AgingMarine Biological LaboratoryAquinnah Cultural CenterSail MVAngelwishMV MuseumOtis Civilian AdvisoryFalmouth Rotary Club

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.