$350,000 grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund mental health support for students and professionals in the USVI public schools Read More
Grant to fund critical health needs of children in the Territory The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to fund critical health needs of children in the…
Thanks to Cruzan Rum’s Island Spirit Fund, CFVI awarded a grant to We Grow Food to support the restoration of native fruit trees on the island of St. Thomas. The 2017 hurricanes destroyed local ecosystems and were devastating to the local agricultural industry, causing the Territory to lose thousands of fruit trees, which contributed to many farmers' incomes. With this grant, 33 farmers received an average of 16 fruit tree varieties each to replace those lost during the hurricanes, resulting in the distribution of over 500 fruit trees and over 900 volunteer hours. The farmers were also able to attend a workshop that provided materials and best practices for preparation of fruit trees prior to hurricane season, hosted in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands. To learn more about We Grow Food, click Read More.
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“CFVI literally saved us after the storm. We didn’t know what we were going to do. Without the support of the Community Foundation, the VI Children’s Museum would have no longer been able to provide enriching experiences for children and families.”
“Without the assistance of CFVI, the St. Thomas Swimming Association would have been forced to close and it is doubtful that it would be in operation today.”
“Thank you Community Foundation. With your support, I am able to pursue my dreams of higher education.”
“None of this would have been possible without the vision and commitment of the Community Foundation who is committed to the development of the WHOLE child which is at the core of the Iggi message.”