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.