At this time, we are not accepting unsolicited grant proposals; however, we do want to stay informed about needs, ideas, and opportunities in the community.
Please complete the form below and provide a brief summary of the project/program/need for which you would seek funding if invited to apply.
For additional assistance, contact email@example.com.
Proposals Being Accepted At This Time:
Environmental Recovery Projects
CFVI Requesting Proposals for Environmental Recovery Projects
We’re now accepting proposals for projects and programs related to aspects of continued environmental recovery and enhancement for the USVI following the 2017 hurricanes. Specifically, projects engaged in the following categories are requested: (1) recycling and/or waste reduction; (2) native tree restoration. Due to specifications of the funding source, projects involving or benefiting minors (youth under age 18) are not eligible for funding.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and/or registered and in good standing as a nonprofit with the VI Lt. Governor’s Office. Proposals from faith-based organizations and government agencies will also be considered. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.
Projects should last no longer than 6 months, with progress metrics to be provided on a quarterly basis.
Submit your proposal here: https://cfvi.co/CFVIGrantsPortal
Questions should be sent to CFVI Director of Grants & Programs, Anna Wheatley Scarbriel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT&T STEM Education Grants
CFVI has awarded $31,500 in AT&T STEM Grants to VI Educators!
Click here to see who the recipients were in 2018!
AT&T Virgin Islands STEM Grants are open to professionals in
the U.S. Virgin Islands public school system. Public school professionals can apply annually
for AT&T Virgin Islands STEM Grants that range from $250 to $5,000, to
implement an innovative project in their classroom or school.
Anderson Teacher Grants
With the exception of the 2017-2018 school year, VI school professionals can apply every year for Anderson Teacher Grants that range from $250 to $5,000, to implement an innovative project in their classroom and/or school.
Funding is awarded on a competitive basis for projects that seek to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to proposals where students are directly involved in the project, the project description is clear and well organized, creative strategies and activities are used to improve student learning, outcomes are measurable and substantive, and the budget is realistic.
Click here to see who the recipients were in 2016!
Education Enrichment Grants
In the wake of back-to-back category 5 hurricanes impacting the U.S. Virgin Islands, CFVI recognizes the significant effects on educational institutions, their staff, and youth served. The 2017-2018 Education Enrichment Grants is an extension of the annual Anderson Teacher Grants.
Eligibility is open to professionals at public and private/parochial institutions serving children of all ages (e.g., preschool through 12th grade), and will consider proposals from all departments, including traditional academic subjects, the arts, physical education, vocational programs, and other categories (e.g., before- and after-school programs). Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects/programs that seek to enrich students’ educational experiences/outcomes. Click here for more information.
CFVI awarded $73,000 in education enrichment grants!
Click here to view the list of recipients!
Enrichment Grant Program
In the past, the CFVI Enrichment Grant Program was designed to work in partnership with community organizations or individuals that are providing enriching opportunities for children and youth in the Virgin Islands community.
The grants supported local non-profits, schools, clubs, qualifying organizations and individuals who are making available enriching opportunities for low to moderate income young people.
In 2015, CFVI began offering summer enrichment scholarships to students that were attending life-enriching programs during the summer months.
Click here for the complete list of summer enrichment scholarship recipients in 2015.
In 2016, 10 Virgin Island students were offered summer enrichment scholarships to attend
marine-related summer programs. Click here for more information.
In 2017, CFVI awarded $20,000 in summer grants to local agencies to fund summer enrichment scholarships for youth in foster care and children with high financial need throughout the territory. Click here for more information about our 2017 Summer Enrichment Grants.
Hodge Senior Citizens Assistance Fund
Seniors, aged 60 and above, needing emergency assistance may apply for a grant through one of CFVI’s partners who have agreed to serve as referral agencies. Agency staff will screen the requests and submit eligible applications to the Community Foundation for consideration by a review committee made up of volunteers from the community.
The Hodge Senior Citizens Assistance Fund was established from a court-approved designation of the undistributed portion of a settlement paid by Blue Cross in a class action suit brought by named plaintiffs Lawrence Hodge, Gloria Hodge Davis and the late Gerald E. Hodge on behalf of all retired government employees.
Our referral agencies for the Hodge Senior Citizen Assistance Fund are Catholic Charities, Methodist Training and Outreach Center and Lutheran Social Services. Please note that our referral agencies are operating territory-wide.
Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund
CFVI has awarded the 2018 Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Grant! Established in 2003, the Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund supports activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state in the insular Caribbean.
CFVI congratulates the two recipients of the 2018 Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Awards: Kaira Thais Fuentes-Viera and Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC). For full release click here.
A generous donation from the West Indian Company established the Rapid Response Funds at the Community Foundation. Since 2003, the Community Foundation has worked with various referral agencies in the community to provide grants to families faced with unexpected financial emergencies. These grants are intended to assist with one-time emergencies to cover the purchase of medical prescriptions, for emergency travel, for appliances such as refrigerators and stoves, to assist with rental payments and other needs.
In October 2017, CFVI expanded the Rapid Response program by providing our referral agencies with block grants of $25,000. Rapid Response applications have been modified and are now available at the following referral agencies:
- Catholic Charities
- Lutheran Social Services
- Methodist Training and Outreach Center
- Virgin Islands Partners for Healthy Communities