The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) was established in 1990 with a $540,000 endowment. CFVI is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders interested in the welfare of the Virgin Islands and managed by a professional staff. Today, CFVI manages more than 100 named funds, administers scholarships and community programs, awards grants, and coordinates the establishment of memorial funds. To donors, CFVI offers a complete tool kit for charitable giving, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to give together. To the community at large, CFVI offers a permanent, growing source of grant monies, as well as a common meeting ground and leadership on important issues in our region. CFVI has established named funds with over $10 million in endowed assets and more than $3 million in annual grants, awards, and scholarships throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands.
CFVI was created to serve both donors and nonprofit organizations of the Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for present and future generations. Its primary goal is to build a collection of permanent funds, which will be used to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the children, youth, and families of the Virgin Islands. Our programs, operating cost, and much of CFVI’s community outreach are provided each year through generous donations from CFVI Angels. The Angel gifts support all we do in the community.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands was created to serve both donors and nonprofit organizations of the Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for both present and future generations. Its primary goal is to build a growing collection of permanent funds, from which the income is disbursed to institutions and programs whose purpose is to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the islands’ people.
CFVI’s grant-making from unrestricted sources focuses on innovative programs and projects that show promise of developing into longer-term responses to the needs of children, youth and families in the Virgin Islands.