CFVI Friends and Family Fund for USVI Renewal
More than $146,623 in grants has been awarded thus far to support initiatives dedicated to providing immediate relief to children, youth and families in the territory.
To learn more about grants made from the Friends and Family for USVI Renewal fund, click on the links below.
FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS (FFVI)
The FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS was established shortly after Hurricane Irma
to provide monies for critical needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, both to support short-term relief efforts and to enhance the well-being of future generations. Strategic planning for these efforts are coordinated with input from local government, national experts, and trusted local nonprofits.
To continue to honor this commitment, the CFVI Board of Directors has created the BUILDING FORWARD FUND(BFF) to expand and deepen the recovery work accomplished through the FFVI, and transition to a permanent Fund.
has been launched as the official USVI recovery webpage. To date, FFVI has awarded/approved nearly $5.5 million in grants.
- Complete FFVI Report (April 2019)
- FFVI Round 1 Grants (Sept 2017)
- FFVI Round 2 Grants (November 2017)
- FFVI Round 3 Grants (December 2017-January 2018)
Thus far, a total of $2 million in grants has been awarded to entities serving the VI community in areas such as education, health care, and social services. The HelpUSVINow! Fund was established by the Stephenson Family under the leadership of longtime St. Thomas resident, Richard J. Stephenson. The Stephenson family pledged $5 million in relief funds to assist with the islands’ recovery.