Strategic Grantmaking: Collecting Data and Building Models

St. Croix Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is simple: provide community stakeholders and businesses with targeted opportunities to positively impact the most pressing social needs through strategic grantmaking and scholarship programs that support youth and continuing adult education. Likewise, our commitment to streamlining our Donor Advised Fund portfolio has enabled us to award high-impact grants, while concurrently developing rigorous practice around our oversight and individualized support to grant and scholarship recipients have ensured successful outcomes. Moreover, our dedicated grants management team routinely engages our donors and evaluates our Funds to ensure our priorities are aligned with current and emerging needs in our Community.

Our Funds & How to Submit an Application

Currently, the majority of the Foundation’s grant and scholarship Funds accept inquiries and applications on a rolling basis. Please review the list of our Grant and Scholarship Funds below. Inquiries and applications should be directed to staff@stxfoundation.org.

2021 Sprint to Excellence Education Relief Grant

The 2021 Sprint to Excellence Relief Grant Fund is made possible through funding from the U.S. Federal CARES Act and the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of the Governor. Established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grant’s purpose is to provide support through September of 2022 to nonprofit organizations and charitable projects that are currently providing educational services in the St. Croix District. Eligible educational programs and projects include “interdisciplinary academic support, social-emotional learning, literacy, bridge programming, before and after school programs, summer programs, tutoring, and/or other interventions which support students and staff in the learning process or improve learning environments.” Read more here.

The Sprint to Excellence Education Relief Grant opens October 29, 2021.
All applications must be submitted no later than November 19, 2021.
Application Materials:

*St. Croix Foundation strongly recommends that any organizations wishing to apply visit the portal in advance of submission and/or reach out to staff to resolve any technical issues before the proposal deadline.

Please contact the Foundation at 340.773.9898 or email us at staff@stxfoundation.org with any questions.

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 four scholarship cycles, the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund has granted $47,000 in scholarships, ranging from $1000 to $5000, to 8 St. Croix students pursuing degrees in meteorology, criminal science, nursing, the culinary arts, engineering, and music.  Students are now attending colleges in Florida, Texas, and the University of the Virgin Islands. Read more here.

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund is now closed for 2021 and will reopen in the spring of 2022. For more information, please contact the Foundation directly at 340.773.9898.

Established by Junior Gaspard in honor of his grandparents, Patrick and Amelia Williams, this Fund was created to inspire and reward a strong work ethic, determination, and expectation of excellence in our youth. To support this special scholarship fund and increase opportunities for our youth, gifts to the fund may be made here.

DIAM Fund

The DIAM Fund is a broad-based grantmaking program focused on supporting youth extra-curricular activities, public school programming, and community-based programs on the island of St. Croix.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Limited funds are available.

Please call for more information

Foundation Scholars Fund

The Foundation Scholars Fund was initially established in 2005 by a generous donor who wished to provide support to young adults attending the University of the Virgin Islands. Since then, the Foundation Scholars Fund has broadened to provide scholarships for youth pursuing summer enrichment opportunities, adults pursuing certification or professional development, and traditional scholarships for higher education.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Limited funds are available.
Eligibility: Individuals

Please call for more information

TEAM Education Fund

Established in 2005, this Fund promotes continuing adult education for residents of St. Croix and provides summer enrichment scholarships to young people. This fund also supports youth programs that emphasize culture, academic skill-building, and youth development.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Limited funds are available.
Eligibility: Individuals

Please call for more information