St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has been accepted as the first foundation outside of the US mainland to join the Southeastern Council of Foundations as official members! Joining SECF’s membership of 300 foundations in the southeast corridor enables us to advocate even more on behalf of all our St. Croix nonprofits. Our philanthropic family just grew and is already opening new doors of opportunities. Read the full interview between St. Croix Foundation’s Executive Director and Southeastern Council on Foundations here.
As anyone who lives in the Southeast knows, hurricanes can cause massive devastation and disruption. Streets and homes flood, power disappears, cellular networks go down and basic necessities are suddenly in short supply.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma represented a 1-2 punch, hitting communities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In their wake, many foundations stepped up, creating or contributing to funds to fuel relief efforts that will last long after these storms fade from the headlines.
Unfortunately, as we’ve all seen in the past week, this hurricane season’s impact has spread beyond the Southeast. Many island nations and U.S. territories in the Caribbean, which were already hit hard by Harvey and Irma, were also dealt another blow by Hurricane Maria. Some places, like Barbuda, were rendered nearly uninhabitable. In other places, particularly Puerto Rico, residents are facing the possibility of weeks or even months without electricity.
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“Foundation ‘Believes’ in St. Croix” Virgin Islands Daily News (September, 2012)
“Survey: Public schools are unsafe, teachers are unprepared” (September, 2012)
“St. Croix Foundation identifies ways to improve education“, Virgin Islands Daily News (May, 2010)