Grants & Programming

CFVI Friends and Family Fund for USVI Renewal

More than $146,623 in grants was awarded 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.


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 was coordinated with input from local government, national experts, and trusted local nonprofits.

To continue to honor this commitment, the CFVI Board of Directors created the BUILDING FORWARD FUND (BFF) to expand and deepen the recovery work accomplished through the FFVI, and transition to a permanent Fund.

USVI was launched as the official USVI recovery webpage. FFVI awarded nearly $5.5 million in grants.

HelpUSVINow! Fund

A total of $2 million was awarded to entities serving the Virgin Islands 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.