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 has 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 our Grant and Scholarship Funds below.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to lcox@stxfoundation.org.

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

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund

The Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund was established in the spring of 2018. In its first two scholarship cycles, the Fund has granted over $20,000 in scholarships, ranging from $1000 to $5000, to St. Croix high school graduates pursuing degrees in criminal science, nursing, the culinary arts, and engineering.

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.

St. Croix Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Patrick and Amelia Williams Opportunity Fund in the spring of 2021.
Eligibility: High school graduates on St. Croix. Priority is giving to current graduates from a St. Croix public school who also attended a public junior high school and have overcome obstacles to reach their goals.
Scholarship award: Not to exceed $5,000.

To support this special scholarship fund and increase opportunities for our youth, gifts to the fund may be made here.