Partnering with the community is what we do. Since 1990 the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been accumulating assets given by you and your neighbors – and year after year CFVI has been increasing its support and grants to the people of our Territory. To date, CFVI has given away more than $25 Million.
In 2017, our total assets were more than $11 million.
We’ve Been Active!
In 2017 (our most recent audited year), CFVI contributed in excess of more than $2 million to help address needs throughout the territory, benefiting thousands of Virgin Islanders:
- $547,311 toward Education including undergraduate and graduate scholarships, summer enrichment grants, teacher grants, Next Generation Scholars program and the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.
- $109,462 in Early Childhood Initiatives including The Family Connection, text4Baby, the Virtues Project and book donations to our local schools, hospitals, and community organizations.
- $831,911 to Community based projects such as Caribbean Genealogy Library, VI Junior Golf, VI/PR Friendship Day, VI Horse Welfare Foundation and our Junior Angels program to name a few.
- $153,246 to support children and families in need from our Rapid Response Funds and Hodge Senior Citizen Assistance Fund and to improve the awareness of the status of our children via the annual Kids Count project.
- $547,311 in health-related grants given from our VI Cancer Patient, St. John Cancer Funds, American Cancer Society Grant and other emergency grant funds.
In addition, over $12 million in grants and scholarships was distributed through Hurricane Recovery funding.
Three major Funds supported the hurricane recovery effort: the CFVI Friends and Family Fund for USVI Renewal, the HelpUSVINow! Fund and, The Fund for the Virgin Islands.
- $146,623 through the Friends and Family Fund supported various community organizations through Rapid Response Grants, or to assist with parks and playground revitalization, hurricane supply distribution, emergency needs of vulnerable groups, and trauma awareness efforts within the community.
- $2,000,000 through the HelpUSVINow! fund supported local organizations to promote health screening, educational development, debris removal, and sanitization projects as well as home repair and child well-being.
- $7,852,244 through the Fund for the Virgin Islands to more than 100 grantees throughout the Territory for emergency needs, environmental/marine recovery projects, youth programs, long-term recovery projects, and other community support needs. In addition, 158 FFVI scholar-grants were made to Virgin Islands college and university students whose lives had been impacted by the storms.
For additional information regarding our Hurricane Funding, please click this link to our Hurricane funding page.