The St. Croix Foundation has a broad field of programmatic priorities including education reform, community revitalization, and economic development as well as public safety and fiscal sponsorship. Each priority is inextricably linked to ensure a holistic and systemic approach to addressing the root causes of some of the most intractable challenges facing our island community. We have developed a progressive, hands-on approach to philanthropy that we believe is an emerging trend in our industry.
St. Croix Foundation is in no way a traditional community foundation. While our portfolio does include strategic grant making, the core of our programmatic format is as an operating foundation. In fact, as a hybrid foundation, we are singularly committed to deep impact investments. We achieve this by identifying and leveraging available resources, building diverse partnerships, developing innovative programs, and rigorously evaluating the impact of all our investments. As testimony to our successful organizational model, we have received some noteworthy national and international recognitions for our innovation and the systemic impact of our work.
Youth & Education
2014 – Youth Advisory Council’s Global Youth Network: National Youth Leadership Council
2009 – Model Schools Initiative: Transforming Public Education Through Diverse Community Partnerships, National School Boards Association
2008 – Council on Foundations, for the entire body of our community and economic development work
2007 – International Downtown Association, for the comprehensive nature of our town rebuilding efforts to restore an economic center
2003 – Top 5 Women’s Business Center in the Nation, US Small Business Administration
2008 – U.S. Health and Resources Services Administration: SCFCD chosen to expand third-party fiduciary work in to programmatic managed in recognition of SCFCD’s compliance with federal standards
1999 – Center for Disease Control: SCFCD chosen to be the third- party fiduciary for AIDS funding
is to encourage greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources, and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands.