Strategic Grantmaking: Collecting Data and Building Models

For more than 15 years, St. Croix Foundation has been building a portfolio of targeted educational grants and scholarships that focus on literacy, teacher innovation, and professional development. Our grantmaking serves to complement our advocacy and research while providing support to teachers and students for direct impact. Read more about our Grants and Scholarships here and contact the Foundation directly for more information on how to apply.

ProTouch Cares Agricultural Teacher Grant Award

The St. Croix Foundation’s Teacher Grant Award Program was established in 2000 with the ultimate goal of enhancing the classroom experience for elementary students and their teachers. In 2019, the ProTouch Cares Agricultural Teacher Grant was expanded to elementary and junior high school teachers and is specifically designed to provide targeted student enrichment opportunities around the economic and social critical importance of agriculture on St. Croix

Please review the guidelines for eligibility and additional information. The ProTouch Cares Agricultural Teacher Grant opens August 15, 2019. Electronic applications are due by September 16.  All applications will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Grants Review Committee; applicants will be notified of decisions by September 30.

This grant is made possible by the ProTouch Cares Fund.

If you have any questions about eligibility, the online application process or would like to learn more, please contact Lilli Cox at or  phone the Foundation’s office at 340.773.9898. 

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund was established in the spring of 2018 and opened its first scholarship cycle on May 1, 2018. In its first two scholarship cycles, the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund has granted over $20,000 in scholarships, ranging from $1000 to $5000, to five St. Croix students pursuing degrees in criminal science, nursing, the culinary arts, and engineering.  Students are now attending colleges in Florida, Texas, and the University of the Virgin Islands. Read more here.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund is now closed for 2019. The Foundation encourages students who will graduate in 2020 to review the 2019 guidelines in preparation to apply in the spring of 2020. For more information, please contact the Foundation directly at 340.773.9898.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund was established by Junior Gaspard in honor of his grandparents, Patrick and Amelia Williams, whose work ethic, determination, and expectation of excellence led to educational opportunities and personal and professional success for multiple generations.