The Foundation has supported 25 organizations throughout the territory
CFVI provided a grant to Haiti Ocean Project, Inc. from the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund to conduct rapid ecological assessments along the inner southern coastline of Haiti in order to identify, categorize and document marine mammal populations in the area. The objectives of the project were to conserve and protect high priority marine life, such as marine mammals, sharks, sea turtles and stingrays, through the training of local fishermen to capture and record marine mammal sightings, and through the research and data collection of these recorded sightings. Funds were used to train local fishermen on documenting marine mammals and to provide them with camera phones and stipends for their time. They covered 50 miles of territory from Miragoane to Corail in a 6-week time period and identified five marine mammal species (sperm whale, pantropical spotted dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Cuvier’s beaked whale and short-finned pilot whale). To learn more about the Haiti Ocean Project, click Read More.
The Foundation has supported 25 organizations throughout the territory Read More
Subawards to USVI nonprofits support education, arts and culture,environmental protection and social wellbeing Read More
“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.”