The Foundation’s Funds are designed to leverage every dollar by supporting systemic, intersecting priority areas. And because our work is data-driven, you gifts truly make a difference to countless lives.
St. Croix Foundation
With the effects of a catastrophic 2017 hurricane season, we need you more than ever before to both restore St. Croix and fortify our operations so we can be a catalyst for a focused and sustained recovery. As an operating foundation, we rely on unrestricted gifts each year so that we can do the programmatic work. Your support is critically important to helping us to develop, implement and sustain high impact community programming–and those of the 40 sponsored nonprofit projects and organizations that operate under our fiscal umbrella. Today, as our community traverses through these trying social and economic conditions, the Foundation is here to hold a vision of prosperity and we hope you’ll stay the course with us! Please contact us at 340.773.9898 or send your unrestricted gift today.
The CARE Fund
Within days of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development launched the Caribbean Assistance and Relief Effort (CARE) Fund to provide direct support to front-line relief efforts on St. Croix and throughout the US Virgin Islands. Through the CARE Fund, St. Croix Foundation pledges to do what we do best: support holistic community development as we make the case for equity and resilience. Funds raised will support immediate and long-term work.
Sponsored Projects of the St. Croix Foundation
We are the proud sponsor of 40 nonprofit projects on St. Croix who today are filling critical gaps in our Community. Whether health and public safety, emergency relief, education, the arts, or town rehabilitation, for every charitable goal, there is a Sponsored Project at the Foundation to match your passion and interest. As one of the pre-eminent providers of fiduciary and fiscal sponsorship services in the Territory, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development provides donors the assurance that the grassroots efforts, organizations, and charitable initiatives they support are being expertly and responsibly managed.
List of Current Sponsored Projects
A Taste of St. Croix
Artists Guild of St. Croix
Cane Bay Cares
Christiansted Community Alliance
Clean Sweep Frederiksted St. Croix
Coconut Cup SUP Festival
Columbia University: Regional Public Health Training Center Program
Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism (CHANT)
Deaf Camp STX
Diane Hampton: Breast Cancer Project
Friends of the Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged
Giving the Dream, Inc.
Jamaica 55th Independence
Juanita Gardine Elementary School
Moving Women Theatre Ensemble
Music In Motion Dance Academy, Inc.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – St. Croix
Neighbor to Neighbor
Sponsor A Mammogram Program
St. Croix Central High Band
St. Croix Economic Summit
St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group
St. Croix Seashell Society, Inc
St. Croix Senior Collaborative
St. Croix Youth Soccer Association
Team Paladin Youth Sailing
USVI Department of Tourism – Dine VI
USVI Surfing Federation
VI Dictionary Project
VI Literary Festival and Book Fair
Virgin Islands Autism Network
Virgin Islands Chefs and Cook Association
Virgin Islands Department of Education – St. Croix – Hurricane Relief
Virgin Islands Good Food Coalition
VIPD Community Partnership
Virgin Islands Trail Alliance, Inc.
Virgin Islands Humane Learning Center
St. Croix Foundation Grant & Scholarship Funds
The St. Croix Foundation’s Funds support health, the arts, education, economic development, public safety and beautification efforts. To fund these critical programs, please send your gift today and in the ‘message’ section, please indicate the name of the Fund you are supporting.
List of Grant and Scholarship Funds
At the Foundation, we are inspired when philanthropists acknowledge that while programs are important, core support is required to continue to develop and expand vital programs while also building organizational capacity. Supporting this fund allows the St. Croix Foundation to be an enduring presence in this community.
Introduced to the St. Croix community in 2005, in memory of the late Crucian artist Lloyd “Dove” Braffith, this scholarship provides enrichment opportunities to young people who are serious about developing their skills in performing and visual arts, creative writing, the culinary arts, and graphic design.
This Fund promotes continuing adult education and professional development at universities, colleges, workshops, and conferences.
The Ludington Literacy Fund serves to promote reading comprehension and skills in the English language and issues grants up to $2,500 to organizations and other entities seeking to implement or expand literacy initiatives.
This Fund awards grants of up to $2,000 to high school students for Science and Math based summer enrichment programs locally or stateside.
The Sprint to Excellence Grant Program was created for principals and teachers in St. Croix public and small private schools who wish to implement or expand comprehensive programs that directly impact student learning and overall student performance.
This Fund grants up to $500 to applicants for projects which are judged on their ability to enliven students’ creativity and provide students with a broad, interactive learning experience. Awardees leverage small grants for big impact. Past awardees have published books with their students and raising achievement across disciplines by creating art studios to enhance reading and mathematics skills.
In 2005, the Foundation initiated a partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands that would provide a rigorous and hands-on learning STEM experience to youth. Since then, each year twenty 7th – 11th graders have participated in this highly competitive program every summer. With a focus on robotics engineering and computer programming, the STEM program stretches students’ ability to organize information, think logically, solve problems, and fosters interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The VIPD Fund supports training and equipment for the Bicycle Patrol Units and serves to support VIPD initiatives including training.
This program identifies internship opportunities for young people and then assists in funding travel as well as room and board; the Foundation also works with young people to prepare them for their internship including working one-on-one with students to strengthen skills in resume building, interviewing, and business etiquette. Under this special program, four young people have already travelled to Facebook’s headquarters in San Francisco to intern at this global social media company.
This program funds the bushing and cleaning of Christiansted properties to motivate homeowners and improve downtown Christiansted’s appeal as a historic and commercial district.
This program funds Frederiksted clean-up programs to keep pristine beaches and downtown historic districts clean for residents and visitors alike.
This Fund leverages dollars for two benefits: providing youth groups and clubs with funding to conduct island clean-up projects.
This special fund supports the St. Croix Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council, a group of 15 young people, which has been nationally recognized by the National Youth Leadership Council. Selected to present at their annual conference in 2014 to showcase their Global Youth Network, an online career counseling and mentoring website, the Council also conducts small grants to youth in the Virgin Islands.