Your support is vital to the Museum. Each and every gift will change lives, preserve Island stories, and inspire all people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections with this Island and its diverse heritage.


Giving to the Museum has never been easier. We accept gifts online, through the mail, and over the phone. We also offer a variety of giving options to fit your preferences—please see below for more information. For assistance or more information, please call 508-627-4441 x121.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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Donate by Phone

Call the Development Department at 508-627-4441 x121.

Donate by Mail

Checks payable to Martha’s Vineyard Museum can be mailed to:

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


For instructions on making a gift with stock or mutual funds, or for more information, contact Heather Seger, Executive Director, at 508-627-4441 x121 or at


Many companies match gifts to non-profit organizations made by their employees. Some also match gifts from spouses, board members, and retired employees. Please contact your human resources department to determine if your gift qualifies.


Breaking down your contribution into monthly payments can be a great way to spread your gift over time. You specify the monthly amounts and schedule. Benefits are calculated based upon the total annual amount of your gift. To start your monthly gift, please visit the online donation form, call 508-627-4441 x121 or respond by mail.


With a planned gift, you can save on estate and other taxes while providing for the future of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Please consider making a bequest, donating retirement fund assets, or setting up a charitable gift annuity. For more information, please consult with your financial advisor or call Heather Seger, Executive Director, at 508-627-4441 x121 or


An individual who is age 70-1/2 or older can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from their IRA to a qualified charity. An IRA owner can make up to $100,000 in charitable gifts to 501(c)3 organizations such as the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. This QCD can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distributions for the year. In addition, the amount of the QCD excluded from gross income is not taken into account in determining any deduction for charitable contributions.


A donation to the collections is the gift of history. Gifts of photographs, personal papers, scrimshaw, and logbooks related to the Vineyard are very important to the Museum, and we are honored by your selecting MVM as the steward of your precious item or document. Our Collections Policy describes in detail what we collect and how we will steward your gift or you can contact the Museum’s Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy at 508-627-4441 x111.


Endowment funds create a secure foundation for the Museum. As we grow in size, so does our need—a gift to the endowment is an investment in the future of the Museum and a hedge against the inevitable inflation of goods and services.


The Martha’s Vineyard Museum subscribes to the principles and rights described in the Donor Bill of Rights. If you have questions about these rights or would like to discuss them, please contact Heather Seger, Executive Director, at 508-627-4441 x121.

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will not sell or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of any other organization based on our Donor Privacy Policy.


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National Endowment for the Humanities

Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard
  • The Beagary Charitable Trust
  • Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard
  • Library of Congress
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Rotary International
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Town of Aquinnah
  • Town of Chilmark
  • Town of Edgartown
  • Town of Oak Bluffs
  • Town of Tisbury
  • Town of West Tisbury
  • Farm Neck Foundation
  • Cedar Tree Foundation
  • The Leavens Foundation
  • The Linnemann Family Foundation