How to Donate
A non-profit 501(c)(3) and a National Historic Landmark, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association has enriched the lives of generations of Island residents and countless visitors through its many cultural and religious programs– but now its continued ability to serve future generations depends on supporters like you.
MVCMA protects and preserves the grounds and historic structures on the Campground, including our incredible iron Tabernacle that remains the centerpiece of our community. Make your tax-deductible gift today so we can continue our traditions, while welcoming people from all over the world.
If you'd like to donate online, please click the below button to make a secure donation.
If you'd like to donate by check, please make it out to the MVCMA with a note in the memo as to what you'd like your donation to be used for (ie. Programs, Spiritual Life, The Tabernacle Restoration Fund, etc.).
Mailing Address :
P.O. Box 1685
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
MVCMA values and respects the privacy of donors. MVCMA does not share or sell any listings of our supporters to third parties.
More Info on Our Specific Giving Opportunities
Spiritual Life Fund
At the root of our mission and history are the Spiritual Life programs that we bring the community each summer. Along with engaging guest faith leaders at our interdenominational worship services each Sunday, the MVCMA also sponsors religious thought leaders for Bible study, lectures, and panel discussions. Support is crucial to our being able to present these quality programs.
Tabernacle Restoration Fund
Your donation will go a long way in helping us attract quality programming for upcoming years. Our program costs get higher each year and support to this fund will help us continue to provide the quality programming you have come to expect. Thank you for your support!
Robert W. Allen Memorial Fund
The Tabernacle, which is the largest covered outdoor performance space on the Island, has been a center for cultural, religious, and social activities on the Island for more than a 100 years. In 1999, a major fundraising campaign was undertaken to restore the Tabernacle to its full grandeur, to upgrade utilities, including sound and lighting systems, and to preserve the structural integrity of the building.
We are now in the fifth and final phase or restoration which centers on the interior and the roof.
The Tabernacle's roof has outlived its expected useful life by more than 30 years, and is now 90 years old.
The roof must be replaced now.
Consider donating to the Tabernacle Restoration Fund by clicking here.
Herbert F. Wass Memorial Fund
Bob was an avid outdoorsman - he enjoyed a walk in the woods, hunting, and a daily run. He was also a builder - renovated his Bolton home with the help of friends and built a post and beam barn after purchasing a book, 2" chisel, and a pile of native lumber. In 1986, Bob and his wife, Hazel, began spending summers on Martha's Vineyard where they purchased a historic cottage. Bob carefully restored and renovated this home as well.
Donations to this fund will help us to collect, preserve and display antique photographs and other historic Campground memorabilia. Visitors and residents alike can learn and share the rich history of this special place, which was Bob’s longtime passion.
More information about Bob here.
Gordy Long Memorial Tree Fund
The family of Herbert F. Wass, a long-time Campground resident of West Clinton Ave since 1963, has established a memorial fund in his name to support The Arts and Community that he so cherished in the MVCMA. This memorial fund will be used to support The Arts in the campground and beyond, through all forms of visual art, music, and storytelling, as he was a gifted writer and storyteller. The sense of Community and Friendship was one of his greatest joys in the MVCMA. It is the hope of the family this memorial fund for Herbert F. Wass will foster community and connection for generations to come.
Gordon (Gordy) Raymond Long, a man whose character and physical constitution were as sturdy as the oaks he tended over a long career as a professional arborist and tree warden for the town of Wilbraham,
shared with his cottage with his wife and family, first as a seasonal resident and later as a year-round Islander.
You may also wish to support our efforts to replace the many Oak Trees that we’ve lost in the Campground over the past several years. Help us keep the Campground lush with nature in Gordy's memory.
More information about Gordy here.