CFVI has awarded $31,500 in AT&T STEM Grants to VI Educators!
Click here to see who the recipients were in 2018!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.
With the exception of the 2017-2018 school year, VI school professionals, can apply every year 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.
Click here to see who the recipients were in 2016!
In the wake of back-to-back category 5 hurricanes impacting the U.S. Virgin Islands, CFVI recognizes the significant effects on educational institutions, their staff, and youth served. The 2017-2018 Education Enrichment Grants is an extension of the annual Anderson Teacher Grants.
Eligibility is open to professionals at public and private/parochial institutions serving children of all ages (e.g., preschool through 12th grade), and will consider proposals from all departments, including traditional academic subjects, the arts, physical education, vocational programs, and other categories (e.g., before- and after-school programs). Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects/programs that seek to enrich students' educational experiences/outcomes.Click here for more information.
The application period for 2017-2018 Education Enrichment Grants is now closed. Applications are currenty under review. Award announcements will be made soon.
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).
CFVI congratulates the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network as the recipient of the 2017 Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Award!
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. Click here for more information about our 2017 Summer Enrichment Grants.
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.
Our referral agencies for the Hodge Senior Citizen Assistance Fund are Catholic Charities, Methodist Training and Outreach Center and Lutheran Social Services. Please note that our referral agencies are operating territory-wide.
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.
In October 2017, CFVI expanded the Rapid Response program by providing our referral agencies with block grants of $25,000. Rapid Response applications have been modified and are now available at the following referral agencies: