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Cast your vote for the nonprofit you believe made the greatest impact in the Martha's Vineyard community in 2020.

Congratulations to the following nominees listed alphabetically:

Adult and Continuing Education Martha's Vineyard (ACE/MV)
African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard
Chicken Alley Thrift Shop
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Fern and Feather Preschool at Felix Neck
Friends of MVYRADIO
Harbor Homes 
Hospice & Palliative Care of Martha's Vineyard
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard 
Island Children's School
Island Elderly Housing
Island Food Pantry
Island Grown Initiative 
Island Health Care
Island Housing Trust
Joseph Jerome Memorial Fund
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
Martha's Vineyard Community Services
Martha's Vineyard Film Society
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust
Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative
Media Voices for Children
Martha's Vineyard Food Bank
Martha's Vineyard YMCA 
Martha's Vineyard Youth Scholarship
NAMI Cape Cod and The Islands
Plum Hill School
Sail Martha's Vineyard
Vineyard Family Tennis
Vineyard Montessori School
A collaboration of 6 organizations: Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard (HAMV), the 4 MV Councils on Aging,  and Martha's Vineyard Builders Association  (MVBA)

Be sure to read all of the entries before casting your vote. Note the "Load More" button: entries are randomly displayed, but there are only 30 entries on one "page" to see all the entries before you vote scroll to the bottom and hit the green "load more" button. 

There is one vote per person and you cannot change your vote once it has been submitted. 

Thank you for helping make this process a success. 

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Nominate a nonprofit organization serving Martha's Vineyard that made a significant impact on the community in 2020. 

Tell us why a nonprofit organization serving Martha's Vineyard deserves a $2,500 Community Impact Grant in 500 words or less. You can also add an optional video URL to improve the presentation. 

We will post the eligible nominations in mid-April for community voting through mid-May. In June we will award a $2,500 Community Impact Grant to the nonprofit serving Martha's Vineyard that received the most votes.

Please be sure to review the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation Giving Guidelines
at the bottom of this form prior to submitting your entry to be sure your nonprofit nominee is eligible.  


Submit a short essay and an (optional) URL to a video, and tell us how the organization you are nominating made an extraordinary impact on the community since 1/1/2020. 


Nomination Rules

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

  • Health and Human Need
  • Economic Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Education
  • Elderly Services
  • Community Services
  • Special Capital Expenditure
  • Culture, Art and Historic Heritage

The Foundation will not provide support for the following:

  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt under federal tax regulations
  • Political, religious, and governmental organizations
  • Travel expenses, including school field trips
  • Social functions
  • Individuals

Other Requirements

  • Nominees must be located or provide service in Martha’s Vineyard, Falmouth and adjacent communities;
  • Have community support and address specific community needs;
  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability; and
  • Align with one or more of the Giving Categories listed above.

Voting Form

How to Vote

After you have entered to vote, the nominations will appear in random order below.

To cast your vote, click the Checkmark in the Green Box underneath the nomination text of your chosen non-profit. 



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