The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is a philanthropic organization that manages a permanent collection of funds as well as essential programs and services to benefit the citizens of the USVI. The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) was established in 1990 with a $540,000 endowment. CFVI is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders interested in the welfare of the Virgin Islands and managed by a professional staff. Today, CFVI manages more than 100 named funds, administers scholarships and community programs, awards grants, and coordinates the establishment of memorial funds. To donors, CFVI offers a complete tool kit for charitable giving, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to give together. To the community at large, CFVI offers a permanent, growing source of grant monies, as well as a common meeting ground and leadership on important issues in our region.
Our Community Foundation at a Glance
CFVI was created to serve both donors and nonprofit organizations of the Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for present and future generations. For more than 25 years the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands 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.
Most recently, CFVI has been serving as a vehicle for receiving and distributing funds to support hurricane relief efforts throughout the Territory. In addition to providing administrative oversight to over 100 named funds and programs, CFVI is focused on meeting the emergency, intermediate and long-term needs of children, youth and families in the aftermath of two Category 5 hurricanes.
CFVI is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning. Our programs, operating cost, and much of CFVI’s community outreach are provided each year through generous donations from CFVI Angels. The Angel gifts support all we do in the community.