Town Revitalization, Economic Development, & Public Safety $16 Million Invested

1996 Provided over 1.2 million dollars in small business loans for the creation and expansion of over 60 small businesses.
2000 Secured over $400,000 for Territory-wide security cameras
2002 Launched Scrape, Paint, Rejuvenate Grant Program: renovated 200 properties in Downtown Centers Territorywide
2003 Recognized by the US Small Business Administration for managing one of the nation’s Top 5 Best Women’s Business Center
2005 Completed the Sunday Market Square Roadway Renovation
2006 Awarded over $450,000 in grants for VIPD Professional Development and Training
2007 Nationally recognized by the International Downtown Association for comprehensive historic town
2008 Nationally recognized by the Council on Foundations for our entire body of economic and community development work
2009 Launch of the US Virgin Islands’ first Small Business Incubator
2016 Launched comprehensive End Homelessness Initiative that is now an institutionalized initiative at
Frederiksted Health Care, Inc.

Youth & Education: $1.3 Million Invested

2005 Launched Model Schools Initiative investing, over $1 million into the Territory’s public education system
2009 Nationally recognized by the National School Boards Association for Model Schools Initiative
2014 Selected by the National Youth Leadership Council for Youth Advisory Council to present at Global Youth Network 2014 Conference
2017 Released Comprehensive Education Policy White Paper, “Cracking the Code”
2020 Selected as the Territory’s new Kids Count Grantee by Annie E. Casey Foundation

Hurricane Recovery and Rebuilding $1.8 Million Invested

2017 Facilitated, coordinated, and sponsored the shipment of over 250,000 pounds of critical relief supplies to St. Croix post hurricanes; provided temporary office space to over 20 nonprofits for 3 months; conducted two assessments for unmet needs among our most vulnerable residents

2018 Published reports on the Foundation’s Survey on Households Impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the Nonprofit Capacity Assessment; Granted $1.2 million to St. Croix nonprofits for rebuilding, capacity building, and programming for affected populations

2019 Received a $300,000 award from the Corporation of National and Community Service to assign 15 AmeriCorps VISTA members to eight St. Croix nonprofits (including the Foundation)

Awarded 7 durable, eco-friendly container farm stands, or “Farm Tiendas” to local farms, to help bring their businesses back on-line and to serve as resiliency hubs through our Farm Tienda Small Business Development and Resilience Program

2020 Awarded a 1.8 million dollar Hazard Mitigation Grant to renovate and retrofit the Alexander Theater in Sunday Market Square into a state-of-the-art performing arts center and a modern community disaster shelter

2020 Trained and certified nine at-risk unemployed youth in a nationally accredited program for solar installation; granted and installed a complete solar system at the Caribbean Center for Boys and Girls through Solar Supported Workforce Development Initiative

Nonprofit Development & Fiscal Sponsorship $23 Million Managed and Invested

1992 Launched our Fiscal Sponsorship Services, through which over 250 charitable projects have served the Community under our 501(c)3 umbrella

1998 Selected by the Center for Disease Control and Health & Resources Services Administration to serve as thirdparty fiduciary and Program Manager for the Territory’s Federal AIDS funding for 13 years

2016 Launched St. Croix Nonprofit Consortium, a coalition of over 50 nonprofit organizations and grassroots movements, to focus on developing organizational and funding capacity to nurture sustainability in the Nonprofit Sector on St. Croix

2017 Hosted first annual Philanthropy Forum, introducing national foundation executives to the territory