Leadership Circle

Our Leadership Circle of community members and foundations are inspired to donate $100,000 or more to create a home forever. To learn more about becoming a leader please click on the Leadership Circle link.

Make It Happen Fund

The Make It Happen Fund is a community investment fund which provides IHT with the ready capital we need to compete in the robust Martha’s Vineyard real estate market. When they become available, having ready capital allows us to act quickly to secure viable properties from the existing housing inventory.

Donate On-Line

Your gift will help build a stronger, more resilient future for our island community and economy. During this season of giving, please remember that you can make a donation to IHT in honor of someone you love.

Donate by Check

You can also mail your check to:

Island Housing Trust
PO Box 779
West Tisbury, MA 02575

Community Investment Tax Credits Are Available for 2018!!!

IHT has been awarded $150,000 in tax credits for the fourth year in a row! If you make a donation of $1,000 or more by December 31, 2018 tax credits are available on a first come first served basis. Donors realize a 50% Massachusetts tax credit for their cash-only gift (via check, wire or on-line payment ) of $1,000 or more, in addition to a federal tax deduction.  Tax credits in excess of state tax liability are refundable in cash. If you would like to read more about the Community Investment Tax Credit Program or to review CITC Tax Savings Examples  please click on the links. Massachusetts Department of Revenue regulation (830 CMR 62.6M.1) explains the calculations of community investment tax credits for qualified investments to the Island Housing Trust.

Contact Christopher Anderson at [email protected] if you are interested in this program for 2018.

To Make a Donation of Stocks and Securities to IHT via TD Ameritrade

If you choose to send your gift by utilizing securities, please email Christopher Anderson, Development Manager, at [email protected] to let him know which stocks you are generously donating, as well as the name and the number of shares. He will provide you with the instructions you need to make your stock donation. We will sell the stocks, transfer the funds to the Island Housing Trust and send you a letter acknowledging your generous donation.

Wire Transfer Donations

Please email Christopher Anderson, Development Manager at [email protected] for information and instructions regarding donating via wire transfer.

Double Your Donation

An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs. Many corporations match employee donations. If you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.

Find out now if your employer participates in a matching gift program:

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What are employee matching gift programs?
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.

It’s an easy way to double your contribution to us!

Amazon Smile Donations

When shopping online, go through Amazon Smile and .5% of your purchase total will be donated to the Island Housing Trust. Visit, sign in with your Amazon information, and search “Island Housing Trust” to set it as your charitable organization of choice.