CFVI Announces Availability of Two $25,000 Humanities Grants

CFVI Announces Availability of Two $25,000 Humanities Grants

March 1, 2022 / 5 mins read

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 21, 2022

U.S. Virgin Islands, March 1, 2022 — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is pleased to announce the availability of two $25,000 humanities grants funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) entitled "A More Perfect Union: Understanding the Importance of Culture and Community in the U.S. Virgin Islands."

CFVI applied for and was awarded the grant to support the NEH mission to advance civic education and to prepare to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. CFVI was one of 56 recipients – states and other jurisdictions - of a grant for the special initiative: “A More Perfect Union: Exploring America’s Story and Commemorating its 250th Anniversary.”

CFVI invites proposals from humanities organizations to explore the contributions that individuals from the U.S. Virgin Islands have made to the nation and the world.

“We are excited to have this special funding to shine a light on the contributions which Virgin Islanders have made, not only in our community, but in the nation and the world. Through this project CFVI hopes to expand the conversation about our U.S. Virgin Islands experience – in all its complexities – and enhance the knowledge, skills, and capacities needed to sustain our thriving culture and community," said CFVI President, Dee Baecher-Brown.

Specifically, the project will explore and address the questions: What is it about the mosaic of life in the U.S. Virgin Islands which has produced a contemporary (1917-current day) diaspora with an extraordinary number of successful individuals representing diverse spheres of interest? What can be done to protect, preserve and enhance this mosaic, and sustain a thriving culture and community in the USVI?

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of individuals knowledgeable about the humanities, nonprofit grantmaking, and/or Virgin Islands history and culture. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm AST on March 21, 2022 through the CFVI grant portal at For more information on grant requirements, eligibility, evaluation criteria and reporting, or to submit an application, visit

Applicants with additional questions are encouraged to contact Davica Brathwaite, CFVI Grants and Programs Manager, at