CFVI Friends and Family Fund for USVI Renewal


Individual grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded for a total of up to $1,000,000 
Since 1990, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been a catalyst for positive change in the Territory through initiatives committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of community leaders, CFVI is a trusted advocate and supporter of programs that ensure opportunity and sustainability for current and future generations. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.

In the wake of the 2017 hurricanes, CFVI distributed more than $16 million in grants, scholarships, and other contributions to support relief and recovery. As the Territory continues long-term recovery, CFVI is committed to supporting projects, programs, and initiatives that will support building forward.   

The CFVI Friends and Family Fund for USVI Renewal (FNF) was established in September 2017 with donations from CFVI’s family, friends, existing Fund donors, Angels, and other partners. This fund is directed by CFVI’s Board of Directors to focus on immediate grassroots needs in the community and support long-term solutions in some of the Foundation’s main areas of focus: early childhood, youth development, the environment, vulnerable individuals and families, and health/wellbeing.
CFVI welcomes proposals for projects/programs that will support ongoing recovery, revitalization and building forward efforts to enhance the wellbeing of residents and ecosystems across the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

  • Eligible applicants include:
  • not-for-profit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) designation (check your organization’s IRS status here)
  • accredited institution of higher education
  • state and local governmental agency
  • school
  • church / religious institution

  • Groups or organizations that do not have IRS 501(c)(3) designation may identify a fiscal sponsor or apply in partnership with one of the non-profit designations listed above.

  • The group or organization must provide services or conduct the proposed activities within the U.S. Virgin Islands for the benefit of USVI residents.

Note: Applications from organizations with past due reports will not be considered.  
Funding Range

CFVI will award individual grants of up to $100,000 for a total of up to $1,000,000 in supported projects. 
Period of Performance

The period of performance for grant awards will be December 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. Grantees must incur costs and perform activities within this time frame. Grantees will be required to provide a comprehensive final report; periodic updates on grant activities and outcomes may also be requested (depending on the nature and timeline of the grant).
Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted using the application in CFVI’s online grant portal, accessible at All returning applicants must log in to their previously created account. All new applicants must create a new account.
  • Applications are due by 11:59pm (AST) on September 30, 2020. The grant portal will not accept applications after the deadline. Once the application has been submitted, an automatic email receipt will be sent confirming that all application materials were successfully received. 
  • Site visits may be expected for proposals that require additional levels of review.
  • Applicants can expect updates or decisions by November 15th, 2020. 

Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Anna Wheatley Scarbriel at .