How you can help.
When you help Island nonprofits, you are making an investment in the future of the Vineyard. There is much to be done to sustain the Island we all love. How do you want to give back? Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Donate to a MV Nonprofit
There is much to be done to sustain this Island we all love.
When asked to confirm your donation, please remember to indicate whom it is for and if it's anonymous. Questions? Contact us at 508-645-3690.
To assist you when giving to Vineyard nonprofits.
Would you like to make an anonymous gift(s)? By making a donor directed gift to the MVNC we pass your donation on to the organization(s) of your choice to maintain your complete anonymity. In addition, we collect thank you letters/notes from the organizations and pass them on to you. Contact our Executive Director for more information.
Donation of Securities
Many Island non-profits are small and don’t have the capability of accepting donations of securities. However, you can still make contributions of appreciated stock by making a donor directed gift to the MVNC. Just have your broker transfer the securities to our brokerage account. We’ll sell the securities upon receipt and pass the proceeds on to the organization as a gift from you. Contact our Executive Director for more information.
When you help Island Nonprofits, you are making an investment in the future of the Vineyard. There is much to be done to sustain this Island we all love. How do you want to give back? It will take a lot of money and resources, but we also need people to get involved and help these organizations drive change and find solutions.
Include the Vineyard in your annual giving and estate plans.
Consider making a multi-year pledges-Systemic change takes time and commitment.
If you own developable land, conserve it or donate it for affordable housing.
Volunteering is a beautiful way to share your skills, meet interesting people and give back to the Vineyard. The Vineyard Gazette Classifieds list nonprofit volunteer opportunities which may help you find the niche that is right for you.
Join the Board of a nonprofit you’re passionate about. There is a shortage of Board members on Island, especially ones with specials skills: Lawyers, Accountants, Bankers, Marketers, Strategic Planners
Give a wish list item when our Holiday newsletter comes out in early December. It’s incredible to see what Island nonprofits need (Link to last year’s newsletter).
Help build the Island’s Community Foundation: The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard. They offer local giving expertise coupled with the many advantages of working with a community foundation. Contact Emily Bramhall at 508.338.4665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.