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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.
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.