Grants

Partnering with the community is what we do. Since 1990, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been working with an increasing number of donors to strengthen the capacity of CFVI to provide grants an scholarships, and support community initiatives.

Through strategic grantmaking, CFVI supports donors and nonprofit organizations that want to ensure the highest quality of life for all Virgin Islanders. Grant‐making focuses on core programs as well as innovative projects that show promise of developing into longer‐term responses to community needs.

To date, CFVI has given away more than $47 million.

Grants Management Portal

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Available Grant Opportunities

Click the link to see what grant opportunities are currently available: Available Grants

*Note that you must create an account in our online grant portal in order to apply for a grant. If you are unsure whether you already have an account, please contact bethn@cfvi.net.

Unsolicited Grant Proposals

CFVI does not accept 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 general.info@cfvi.net.

Grant Interest Form

Grant Recognition Guidelines

We appreciate an acknowledgement of your grant from CFVI in whatever ways are within your organization’s communications capabilities. We encourage you to send us press releases or copies of publications or media coverage that mention your grant. Please refer to the CFVI Grant Recognition Guidelines for more information, or contact Sean Liphard, CFVI Communications Manager, at seanl@cfvi.net.


Rapid Response Fund

Through the Rapid Response Fund, CFVI provides grants to families faced with unexpected financial emergencies. These grants are intended to assist with one-time emergencies, such as the purchase of medical prescriptions, emergency travel, essential appliances (e.g., refrigerators and stoves), assistance with rental payments, and other needs.

CFVI works with the four major agencies listed below. Applications for the Rapid Response Program (grants are generally capped at $500) can be filled out at any of these locations:

  • Methodist Training and Outreach Center – works with a range of needs, but particularly issues of housing/homelessness, with a focus on seniors.
    • STT/STJ: call Erma Derima at 340-714-7782 
    • STX: call Thomas Williams at 340-713-0555 
  • Lutheran Social Services – works with a range of needs, but particularly elderly, those with repair/rebuilding needs, and families with children.
    • STX: Judy Velasquez, Service Coordinator at Flambouyant Gardens, 340-778-2670
    • STT: call Kiela Durant, Service Coordinator at Ebenezer Gardens, 340-776-7499
    • Luz Silva, Accountant at Lutheran Social Services Admin Office, 340-772-4099  
  • VI Partners for Healthy Communities – works with a range of needs, particularly elderly, those with medical issues, and new/expectant mothers.
    • ALL: call Karen Hunt at 340-713-8083
  • Catholic Charities – works with a range of needs, particularly the unemployed, homeless, and families with children.
    • STT/STJ: call Ms. Shillingford or Ms. Bastien at 340-777-8518
    • STX: call Ms. George or Ms. Charles at 340-778-1227
  • Those seeking assistance can also contact the St. Thomas Recovery Team
    • Imani Daniels, imani@strtvi.org

A generous donation from the West Indian Company established the Rapid Response Fund at the Community Foundation in 2003. Since then, the Community Foundation has received support from individuals, businesses, and foundations to continue and expand the capacity of the Rapid Response Fund.  

Hodge Senior Citizens Assistance Fund

Seniors, aged 60 and above, needing emergency assistance may apply for a grant through one of CFVI’s partners (listed above) 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.