In 2005 Our Island Club kicks off its discount program to offer year-round Island residents substantial savings at hundreds of Island Businesses while donating a percentage of all proceeds to Island charities.
The Island Club re-emerges as Buy Local Martha's Vineyard
For a More Sustainable Island
In 2019 Buy Local kicks off as the main focus and mission of the club. Buy Local still includes the membership discount program for year-round Island residents and now offers more opportunities for businesses and organizations to participate in growing and maintaining a strong and vibrant Island economy.
A program of Inclusion
We provide hundreds of free memberships to residents of Island Elderly Housing, Dukes County Regional Housing , MVRHS Students, and clients of Vineyard Healthcare Access, The Food Pantry, Serving Hands and The Red Stocking Fund .
Building Successful Futures
Buy Local Island Club scholarships are awarded to Martha's Vineyard Regional High School or Martha's Vineyard Charter School seniors pursuing a four year college degree program. The scholarship is awarded first, based on financial need and second, based on academic performance. Preference is given to students with a cumulative grade point average 2.0 or better. Our scholarship program is managed through The Permanent Endowment of Martha's Vineyard.