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Compared to their counterparts in the fifty states, nonprofits and other grant seekers operating in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) appear to have limited options among local grant makers.

 

This post explores private foundations as grant makers in the USVI. Later posts will explore grant makers and grant making in other parts of the world.

 

Foundations in the US Virgin Islands:

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands publishes a Community Services Directory, which is available online as a free PDF file. Among the many providers of community services active in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), the Directory identifies 18 foundations. Its contents describe each foundation’s purposes, programs, and types of support, and they provide detailed contact information, as well as websites (where available).

 

Of the foundations described in the Directory:

  • 16 are based in the USVI, two in Florida
  • Seven make grants, three award scholarships, and six make donations
  • Four make neither grants nor donations

 

Foundation Name Location Type of Support
Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation Florida Scholarships and grants
Beyond Visions Foundation St. Thomas USVI Grants
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas USVI Scholarships and grants
Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital Foundation St. Croix USVI Grants
History, Culture, and Tradition Foundation, Inc. St. Croix USVI No grants. No donations.
Island Resources Foundation St. Thomas USVI Donations only.
Miracle Babies Support Foundation St. Thomas USVI No grants
Make a Wish Foundation – VI Chapter Florida Grants
Partners for Health St. Thomas USVI Donations only.
Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation St. Thomas USVI Donations only.
St. Croix Foundation for Community Development St. Croix USVI Grants
St. Croix Tennis Foundation St. Croix USVI No grants. No donations.
St. John Community Foundation St. John USVI Grants and scholarships
Sunshine Foundation St. Croix USVI No grants. No donations.
Tillett Foundation, Inc. St. Thomas USVI Donations only.
USVI Coalition for Sustainable Economic Development, Inc. St. Croix USVI No grants. No donations.
United Way of St. Croix St. Croix USVI Donations only.
United Way of St. Thomas/St. John St. Thomas USVI Donations only.

 

If visitors to this blog know of other foundations operating or making grants in the United States Virgin Islands, please post a comment here with their names and locations.

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