CFVI Awards $250,000 in Relief/Recovery Grants from Fund for the Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is pleased to announce the distribution of $250,000 in grant funding to 10 nonprofit community-serving agencies across the Territory. The current grants are being awarded from the Fund for the Virgin Islands (FFVI), which was established by CFVI after Hurricane Irma hit the U.S Virgin Islands on September 6th, 2017, and is now also addressing relief/recovery needs since Hurricane Maria’s impact later that month.  Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the Territory and around the world, CFVI’s Fund for the Virgin Islands will provide funding for immediate relief and long-term community renewal efforts.

The following nonprofit agencies were selected for this first round of grant awards ($25,000 each) based on their commitment to serving local communities; significant tangible current relief efforts; knowledge and familiarity with community needs; and/or history of effective partnership/collaboration with the Foundation.

St. Croix:  Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands; My Brother’s Table; St. Croix Foundation; Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

St. John: St. John Community Foundation; St. John Rescue

St. Thomas: Family Resource Center; My Brother’s Workshop; The Salvation Army; Virgin Islands Children’s Museum

CFVI will share more information in the coming days about the relief/recovery efforts of the announced grantees and will continue to update the public and donors through the CFVI website, e-mail listserv, press, and social media on how these funds are being used and distributed. Follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and news: http://www.facebook.com/CFVirginIslands. Throughout the coming week, we will also be sharing more information about the efforts of grant recipients.

Additional funding will be made available in the near future. For questions regarding future grant making, programs, or general information about CFVI, contact Director of Grants and Programs, Anna Wheatley Scarbriel at ascarbriel@cfvi.net. For questions regarding funds held at CFVI, alternative payment of donations (e.g., wire transfers), and current fundraising efforts contact Development Director Katrin Braddell at katrinb@cfvi.net. Once our downtown Charlotte Amalie office is fully operational again, you will be able to reach us at 340-774-6031.

Initiated by CFVI, the FFVI has also been endorsed by Governor Kenneth E. Mapp as an official fundraising effort the USVI relief and recovery efforts. For those who wish to continue to support efforts through the Fund for the Virgin Islands, donations can be made using PayPal (including a credit card option) at USVIrecovery.org. Wire transfer instructions may also be provided for larger donations. More information can also be found here: http://cfvi.net/donate/hurricanerelief.php.

Thank you for your support. Together, we will rebuild!
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