Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Launches Post-Hurricane Knowledge Sharing Initiative

 

(U.S. Virgin Islands) – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the launch of a new information-collection campaign: Leveraging USVI Facts & Figures to Build Forward. The purpose of this initiative is to establish a shared knowledge source, adding to the informational assets of the USVI by compiling needs assessments, research reports, and strategic plans from a variety of sources (e.g., government, corporate, organizational) related to the US Virgin Islands, with a focus on findings since the 2017 hurricanes.

CFVI is calling for agencies and organizations to voluntarily share any community assessments, research reports, work plans, or other documents relevant to understanding community needs/challenges/strengths/opportunities just before and/or after the 2017 hurricanes. Reports can be submitted in any digital format via the Google Form link provided below. Submitted reports will be compiled and made publicly available online.

The purpose of this shared knowledge initiative is to enable USVI leaders, decision makers, and organizations serving the community to learn from each other and to build their own agendas with recognition of and to complement existing efforts. “We believe that recovery and development resources in the USVI can be strengthened by sharing important and related findings and assessments within the community,” states CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. “What we’re hoping to do is to make it easier for folks to know what’s already been done, to not reinvent the wheel, and to ultimately promote increased synergy among those working together to  build forward for the benefit of the Territory.”

To be included in the initial release, interested agencies should upload information and documents via cfvi.co/LeveragingUSVIFacts by February 28, 2019.

For additional information please contact Beth Nuttall at 340-774-6031 or bethn@cfvi.net.

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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, intermediate and long-term needs of children, youth and families in the aftermath of two Category 5 hurricanes. CFVI is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.

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