Community Needs Assessment: Understanding the Needs of Vulnerable Children and Families in the U.S. Virgin Islands Post Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) and the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVICERC) announce the release of the community needs assessment conducted over the course of 2018 to determine the status of children in the US Virgin Islands following hurricanes Irma and Maria. The assessment, a project managed through CFVI’s USVI KIDS COUNT Initiative, was specifically intended to elucidate the ongoing health, education, human services, and housing status and needs of children and families in the US Virgin Islands during this post-hurricane period.

CERC Community Needs Assessment E-Report

CERC-CFVI Community Needs Assessment Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria – Executive Summary

Directory of Community Organizations

In response to all of the organizational changes following the 2017 storms, we are doing follow up to update the 2020 directory. Please stay tuned!

If you would like your organization to be included in our directory, please complete the intake form in the link below. We welcome all community serving agencies such as nonprofit organizations, rotary clubs, and day care centers.

CFVI Directory of Community Organizations Intake Form

2016-17 Directory of Community Organizations (Hard copies are available for pick up at the Community Foundation.)

CFVI Newsletters

The Community News is published on a quarterly basis to keep you updated on our grant-making and to promote funding opportunities to our donor-advisors and supporters.



The KIDS COUNT USVI Data Book provides information on and documents challenges to child well-being in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its purpose is to promote dialogue on children’s issues and to stimulate community response to improve the health, safety and economic status of VI children, from birth to age 18. From 2000-2019, the KIDS COUNT USVI Data Book was compiled and published each year by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI).

Other Publications

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Report

This ground-breaking report analyzes trends in the VI from 1990, 2000 and 2010 censuses at a Territory, island and neighborhood level. Assessing trends in population, economy, health and well-being and other key factors reveal some startling statistics; statistics that are extremely valuable for policymakers and program implementers concerned with improving the Virgin Islands.

PRB Children in the Virgin Islands Results from 2010 Census

KIDS COUNT Issue Brief

This issue brief serves to familiarize readers with a definition, key indicators, and up-to-date statistics on school readiness in the Territory.

School Readiness Issue Brief

KIDS COUNT Data Center

The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides in-depth historical and current data on all available indicators for the Virgin Islands. Hosted by the National KIDS COUNT Initiative, data are drawn from both local and national sources.


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