Martha's Vineyard Bank

Giving Back at Martha's Vineyard Bank

About the Foundation

The Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 Non-profit, and is committed to serving the needs of the Martha's Vineyard, Falmouth and adjacent communities. This private Foundation is funded by its namesake bank. The Foundation Board is comprised of members of the Martha's Vineyard Bank Trustees.

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Giving Purposes

The Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation will consider grants for nonprofit organizations in the following Foundation Giving Categories:

  1. Health & Human Need
  2. Economic Development
  3. Youth Education
  4. Elderly Services
  5. Community Services
  6. Special Capital Expenditure
  7. Culture, Art & Historic Heritage


The Foundation will not provide support for the following circumstances:

  1. Organizations that are not tax-exempt under federal tax regulations
  2. Political, religious and governmental organizations
  3. Travel expenses, including school field trips
  4. Social functions
  5. Individuals

Other Requirements

  1. Be located or provide service in Martha's Vineyard, Falmouth and adjacent communities;
  2. Have community support and address specific community needs;
  3. Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability; and
  4. Align with one or more of the Foundation Giving Categories listed above.

Application Deadline and Award Decisions

Grant decisions will be made during meetings held quarterly. Applications must be received by Patti Leighton, Community Relations Director at, at least one month before the next scheduled meeting.

NOTE: Requests for substantial funding may require additional documentation.

Other Ways of Giving

Nonprofit Grant Funding
At Martha's Vineyard Bank, we're helping build thriving communities by addressing issues fundamental to economic health and sustainability. As a financial institution, we respond in two ways - by helping to address the immediate need as well as funding innovative long-term solutions that assure economic self-sufficiency.
Through our sponsorships, we support the economic, social and cultural life of our community. We provide an extensive program of arts, sports, and event sponsorships to help maintain a vibrant, creative and healthy community. This includes underwriting art exhibitions, events, and performances that require private funding to make them a reality.
Matching Gifts
The Martha's Vineyard Bank Matching Gifts program encourages employees to contribute to qualifying charitable organizations. The program offers a way to double - up to $400 per person each calendar year - employees' contributions to their favorite charitable organizations and thus improve our community.
Martha's Vineyard Bank employees and retirees volunteer hundreds of hours in our community each year. To honor those who give their time and service to causes important to them, Martha's Vineyard Bank allows employees to dedicate a portion of their working hours per year toward serving their favorite charitable organizations.

Grant Application for Funding

Click/tap the icon below to download the application. Once downloaded, please fill in the required fields, sign the form, and then mail it to the address on the application.

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