CFVI is now accepting applications for the 2017 Nature.Tech Solutions award for technical innovation. Supported by the Potter Fund for Nature Tech Solutions at CFVI, this $3,000 prize will be awarded to projects that have been built to increase the effectiveness of natural/cultural resource management in small islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 1, 2017.
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Applications for AT&T STEM Grants are now closed. Click here to see who the recipients were in 2016!AT&T Virgin Islands STEM Grants are open to professionals in the U.S. Virgin Islands public school system. Public school professionals, can apply annually for AT&T Virgin Islands STEM Grants that range from $250 to $5,000, to implement an innovative project in their classroom or school.
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2014, nearly $127 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T's signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.
Applications for Anderson Teacher Grants are now closed. Click here to see who the recipients were in 2016!
VI school professionals, every year can apply for Anderson Teacher Grants that range from $250 to $5,000, to implement an innovative project in their classroom and/or school.
Funding is awarded on a competitive basis for projects that seek to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to proposals where students are directly involved in the project, the project description is clear and well organized, creative strategies and activities are used to improve student learning, outcomes are measurable and substantive, and the budget is realistic.
CFVI has awarded the 2015 Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Grant! Established in 2003, the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund supports activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state, particularly in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (a shared marine ecosystem separated by a political boundary) and in the dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis (one political entity comprising two contrasting and separate islands).
2017 Towle award recipients will be announced shortly!
In the past, the CFVI Enrichment Grant Program was designed to work in partnership with community organizations or individuals that are providing enriching opportunities for children and youth in the Virgin Islands community. The grants supported local non-profits, schools, clubs, qualifying organizations and individuals who are making available enriching opportunities for low to moderate income young people.
In 2015, CFVI began offering summer enrichment scholarships to students that were attending life-enriching programs during the summer months. Click here for the complete list of summer enrichment scholarship recipients in 2015.
In 2016, 10 Virgin Island students were offered summer enrichment scholarships to attend marine-related summer programs. Click here for more information.
In 2017, CFVI awarded $20,000 in summer grants to local agencies to fund summer enrichment scholarships for youth in foster care and children with high financial need throughout the territory. More information about our summer enrichment schorlarships will be available soon.
Seniors, aged 60 and above, needing emergency assistance may apply for a grant through one of CFVI's partners who have agreed to serve as referral agencies. Agency staff will screen the requests and submit eligible applications to the Community Foundation for consideration by a review committee made up of volunteers from the community.
The Hodge Senior Citizens Assistance Fund was established from a court-approved designation of the undistributed portion of a settlement paid by Blue Cross in a class action suit brought by named plaintiffs Lawrence Hodge, Gloria Hodge Davis and the late Gerald E. Hodge on behalf of all retired government employees.
A generous donation from the West Indian Company established the Rapid Response Funds at the Community Foundation. Since 2003, the Community Foundation has worked with various referral agencies in the community to provide grants to families faced with unexpected financial emergencies. These grants are intended to assist with one-time emergencies to cover the purchase of medical prescriptions, for emergency travel, for appliances such as refrigerators and stoves, to assist with rental payments and other needs.
Our referral agencies for the Hodge Senior Citizens Assistance and the Rapid Response funds are Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, Methodist Training and Outreach Center, and Virgin Islands Partners for Healthy Communities (formerly VIPI).