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.

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. To support this special scholarship fund and increase opportunities for our youth, gifts to the fund may be made here.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund opens April 1, 2020.
All applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than May 15, 2020.
The Foundation encourages students who will graduate in 2020 or have graduated within the past four years to review the guidelines and complete the application.

Click here for the Guidelines & Application
*** 2020 Applicants:
In light of recent circumstances surrounding preventive measures being taken to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, St. Croix Foundation recognizes there may be unique challenges in obtaining required documents and completing the application. We are here to assist you! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns to Lilli Cox at

Submission Options: Please submit your application via email at or through mail at:
St. Croix Foundation
Williams Opportunity Fund
PO BOX 1128
Christiansted, VI 00821

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.