CFVI Announces $10,000 Grants Available for Education, Social and Health Well-being, Culture, and Environmental Protection by Sean Liphard
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) was awarded $50,000 in funding from the Liberty Foundation. Funds will be sub-awarded to nonprofit organizations within the U.S Virgin Islands to support operational needs and projects that provide direct services and opportunities in the areas of education, social and health well-being, culture, and environmental protection to underserved communities.
Liberty Foundation’s mission is to create connections to make a positive impact in the lives of children, youths, and adults by supporting nonprofit organizations that offer direct services and opportunities in the areas of education, social and health well-being, culture, and environmental protection to underserved populations. The foundation also seeks to establish partnerships with community entities to support fundraising, awareness, and volunteering initiatives that help forward their causes.
Please note priority will be given to organizations that have not received funding from the Liberty Foundation within the past twelve months.
Summary of Funding
Up to $10,000 is available to fund eligible entities.
Grants are available to local organizations that provide direct services in the areas of education, social and health well-being, culture, and environmental protection;
Funding is intended to support the capabilities of organizations through operational and project-based support;
CFVI is committed to equitable grantmaking and will consider geographic diversity and the importance of reaching underrepresented communities in its funding decisions.
Eligible entities include:
- Local nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status;
- Local nonprofit organizations with registered and good standing status through the Lt. Governor’s Office;
- Houses of worship and,
- Local government agencies
Period of Performance
The period of performance must end on or before December 31, 2022.
Application & Evaluation Process
- Applications must be submitted using CFVI’s online grant portal. All returning applicants should log in using their previously created account. All new applicants must create a new account.
- You may preview the application form here.
- Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm AST on Monday, February 28, 2022
- The grant portal will not accept applications after the established deadline. Once the application has been submitted, an automatic email receipt will be sent confirming that all application materials were successfully received.
- Applicants will be notified regarding decisions on or before March 18, 2022.
- The grant awards will be publicly announced via the CFVI website and circulated to local news media.
Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Alignment with Liberty Foundations’ key pillars – Education, Social and Health Well-being, Culture and Environmental Protection;
- The quality of the proposal and the importance of the entity as a provider of the related services;
- The relevance of the proposed project activities and the feasibility of completing these activities within the established performance period;
- The organization's community approach, experience, and objectives and,
- The accessibility and effectiveness of the project activities to the intended audience.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will evaluate applications in accordance with the criteria outlined above. The evaluation process may be amended to accommodate changing circumstances. For the most up-to-date guidance, please visit cfvi.net/grants-scholarships/grants/.
Please Note: Applications from organizations with past due reports owed to CFVI will not be considered.
Recipients must comply with the following reporting requirements:
Final financial and performance report due no later than January 15, 2023
(or within 90 days of project completion, if the project is completed sooner).
Applicants with additional questions are encouraged to contact Davica Brathwaite, CFVI Grants and Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Since 1990, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been a catalyst for positive change in the territory through initiatives committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community leaders, CFVI is a trusted advocate and supporter of programs that ensure opportunity and sustainability for current and future generations. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning. For more information, visit cfvi.net.