top of page

Our Story

Ocean Rocks

In The Beginning...

Our Island Club Begins

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.

Down on the harbor!_⚓🇺🇸🐟🦀⚓_#ourislan

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

Giving Back

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 .


Scholarship Program

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.

bottom of page