Donation and Planned Giving

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law (FIN: 61-1476858).

We hope you will consider a donation to our non-profit arts organization to help strengthen our programs, and sustain the operating of the MV Film Center. If you have already contributed to our film center campaign or you’re still considering a donation, know that your support is absolutely crucial to our operating as a year-round community based film and cultural arts center.

How to make a donation

Make a donation online

To make a tax-deductible gift online, click here. You will be taken to our external partner site to confirm the donation. Any amount to help keep the Film Society, Film Center, and International Film Festival thriving on Martha’s Vineyard.

Make a donation by mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, you can send a check to: Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Wire transfer

You are also welcome to wire transfer a donation to our bank. Our wiring information is: Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank, 78 Main Street, P.O. Box 1069, Edgartown, MA 02539.

Tel: 774-310-2001. Fax: 508-627-7588. ABA routing number — 211372925.

Purchase securities

You may also make a donation in the form of appreciated securities sales. We have a securities account at LPL Financial in Vineyard Haven for appreciated securities sales. Please contact for transaction information.

Become a Friend of the Film Center


Please consider becoming a Friend of the MV Film Center. It is through your generous support that we bring exciting films, interesting speakers, and notable programs to the Island year-round, most days/nights of the week.

We have expanded our offerings to include more premium events, educational programs, and speakers. To make this possible, we have formed a special donor group, “Friends of the MV Film Center.” By donating as a “Friends” you will not only support our expanded Film Center’s programming, but you’ll also enjoy access to exclusive Friends functions and film screenings.

If you have a question or would like to become a Friend now, please do not hesitate to email me at  You may also call Richard Paradise, Executive Director, with your pledge (774-392-2972).

Annual Donation — $1,500 for couple, $1,000 for individual.

Perks include: *An All-Access Pass to the Nature as Inspiration: Environmental Film Festival in May, the Filmusic Festival in late June, the Documentary Festival in early August, and the International Film Festival in early September; *One-year Film Society basic membership (tickets discounted by $3.00 per person)

Other ways you can help:

Program Underwriting

Opportunities exist to create new programs. Do you have a particular interest in film? Would you like to collaborate to present Classic Films, Kids Shows, or do you have a unique film series idea to explore? If you would like to discuss underwriting a film or series please contact Richard Paradise at 508-696-9369.

Purchase a Gift Certificate

Give someone a gift certificate with a determined dollar amount. The recipient can use the certificate to attend films, purchase goods at the concession stand or apply it to their own membership. The gift certificate is a great surprise to anyone who has been to the theater and a wonderful start to encourage friends to explore the excellent programs we offer. To purchase a gift card please send us an email at with “gift certificate” in the subject line. OR you can purchase online by clicking this link.

Become a Member

Not only will you save money every time you come to the film center, but you’ll be helping us with our year-round programming and community events.  We have memberships available for every possible budget. For details, and/or to sign up, please click this link.

Become a Sponsor

Film Center sponsorship allows you to align your marketing and promotional activities with our community-responsive activities. Benefits and opportunities include:

  • Market your products and services to people with superior buying power
  • Market your products and services to people who are independent-minded and culturally-savvy.
  • Position your company with a cultural non-profit organization retaining a loyal membership (over 2000 members now)
  • Promote your corporate generosity to over 2,500 people a month
  • Create tremendous good will with audiences enjoying the magic of movies.

Event Sponsors and Film Sponsorship

Contact Richard at for a full proposal and fees (usually in the $1000 to $5000 range)

Donation of Stocks

Electronic delivery of stock shares is a fast and secure way to make a donation. For more information, please contact Richard Paradise at 774-392-2972 or

The Capital Campaign Fund

We appreciate your generous contribution to our previous capital campaign to build and outfit the Film Center. In the past three years, over $600,000 of leasehold improvements have been made. Most of this money came from donors, people like you. The Capital Campaign provides the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center with funds to maintain our building and make improvements that benefit everyone. Please consider making a donation for future improvements. For additional information pertaining to charitable giving, contact Richard Paradise, Executive Director, at 774-392–2972 or via email at