For the fourth consecutive year, AT&T has partnered with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) to make available grants to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education projects in schools throughout the Territory. This is the largest single contribution made by the AT&T Foundation to CFVI to date!
In recognition of the challenges facing all educational settings in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, CFVI and AT&T have expanded eligibility for this year’s grant cycle. The Virgin Islands AT&T STEM grants will range from $2,500 to $10,000 per award and are open to professionals in the U.S. Virgin Islands public and private/parochial school systems to implement an innovative project in the classroom or school. Professionals working in all preschool settings (e.g., Head Start, private preschool) are also eligible to apply.
Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that seek to improve student achievement in STEM fields, with priority given to proposals where students are directly involved in the project and the project includes a collaborative component. Project descriptions should be clear and well organized and a realistic budget must be provided. Activities should improve student learning and outcomes should be measurable and substantive. An assessment component will be required, in order to provide an objective measurement of project impact.
Applications for the 2018-2019 AT&T STEM Grants should be submitted to CFVI no later than Friday, November 30, 2018 throughCFVI’s online grants management portal: https://bit.ly/CFVIscholarship-grant-portal.Successful applicants must agree to submit a brief written report, receipts for expenditures and, if possible, visual documentation, on the use of the grant at the end of the grant cycle. Decisions will be made by December 21, for projects to be implemented January – June 2019. Questions should be directed to CFVI’s Grants& Programs Manager, Khadija de Lagarde: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T 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. Our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships, and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality. Through Aspire, we invest in programs that drive innovation in education and create collective impact.
For more than 25 years the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been a catalyst for positive change in the Territory through initiatives committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community leaders, CFVI is a trusted advocate and supporter of programs that ensure opportunity and sustainability for current and future generations. Most recently, CFVI has been serving as a vehicle for receiving and distributing funds to support hurricane relief efforts throughout the Territory. In addition to providing administrative oversight to over 100 named funds, and programs, CFVI is focused on meeting the emergency, immediate and long-term needs of children, youth and families in the aftermath of two Category 5 hurricanes. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.