Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank

Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Fund

Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund 2014 Annual Report (View)

2013 Annual Report (View)

Giving Purposes

Charitable Fund contributions will be used to meet the needs of all segments of our community.  Our primary focus is to enhance the non-profit organizations and community service initiatives that support the interest of our community partners.

Giving Categories

Grants for nonprofit organizations will be considered in the following areas:

  • Health and Human Service Programs
  • Youth and Education Initiatives
  • Community and Civic Partnership Programs
  • Arts and Culture


The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund is unable to process applications for the following categories:

  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt under federal tax regulations
  • Political, sectarian, and religious organizations
  • Travel expenses, including school field trips
  • Social functions
  • Fund-raising events sponsored by third party organizations (Charitable Fund only makes direct contributions to primary organizations)
  • Athletic events or activities
  • Individuals
  • General operating budgets
  • Annual memberships or appeals

Application Procedures

Applicants are asked to submit the following items:

  • Grant Application Form
  • A copy of the organization's most recent 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS

Grant decisions will be made during meetings held quarterly.  Applications must be received by the Charitable Fund's Chairman at least one month prior to the next scheduled meeting.

Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund
Meeting Calendar - 2016

March 17

June 16

September 15

December 15

Post Approval Requirement

Grantees are required, if applicable, to submit final narrative and financial report relating to the purpose of the grant. 

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Please send requests:

Martha's Vineyard Savings
Bank Charitable Fund
P.O. Box 1069
Edgartown, MA 02539
Attn:  Patti Leighton
Phone:  774-310-2030



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Depositors Insurance Fund
Equal Housing Lender
Surcharge-Free ATMs
Touch to call a number below:
During normal business hours:
508-696-9201 (then press 6)
Outside of normal business hours:
During normal business hours:
Call 508-696-9201 (then press 6)
Outside of normal business hours:
Call 800-554-8969
Rates subject to change - Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank NMLS ID# 483244