Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund Awards Three Grants to Island Nonprofits

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Edgartown, MA –Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund awarded three grants in its first quarter cycle totaling $7,135 to Island nonprofits: Friends of Edgartown Public Library’s “Summer Music on the Lawn” series, Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group Inc., for its “Evening Under the Stars” benefit, and Island Community Chorus for its “Cantata for Mezzo Soprano & Chorus,” based on the life and writings of Nancy Luce of West Tisbury.
All three non-profits provide various and key services to the Island’s residents:  Friends of Edgartown Public Library “is an association of volunteers who support the Library and its programs, and promote the use of the Library as a vital community resource;” the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group Inc. provides both financial assistance and emotional support to Island cancer patients with the aim “to enhance the quality of life for Vineyard cancer patients, survivors, and their families, by providing temporary and emergency financial assistance” – which is primarily used for travel expenses not covered by insurance; and the Island Community Chorus that “fosters the singing and enjoyment of choral music and presents public concerts.”
“Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund is thrilled to perpetually support the Island’s invaluable non-profit organizations,” said James Anthony, President & CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Bank.
The next deadline date for grant application submission, which includes “Educational Mini Grant” applications, is May 23, 2019 for the second quarter cycle ending in June.
Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund distributed more than $47,000 in grants to eighteen (18) non-profit organizations and thirty-three (33) Educational Mini Grants in 2018.
Since 2006, the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund is one of the ways that Martha’s Vineyard Bank provides philanthropic support for nonprofit and community service organizations operating throughout the local area.  More information about the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund and its community grant program is available online at mvbank.com or contact Patti J. Leighton, Public Relations Director at 774-310-2030.
Martha’s Vineyard Bank is a full-service bank headquartered in Edgartown, Massachusetts.  Services offered include residential and commercial lending, business and personal banking, trust, and investment services. The Bank operates 11 offices and 15 ATMs on Martha’s Vineyard and in Falmouth. With over a century-long tradition of providing financial services, Martha’s Vineyard Bank reports $836 million in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Martha’s Vineyard Bank deposits are totally insured through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositor’s Insurance Fund (DIF). Investment services are provided by Martha’s Vineyard Investment Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martha’s Vineyard Bank.
For more information visit www.mvbank.com or contact:
Christine (CJ) Conrad, Vice President, Marketing and Solution Development, (508) 684-4171 or cconrad@mvbank.com; or Patti Leighton, Community Relations Director at (774) 310-2030 or  pleighton@mvbank.com.

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