As the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) continues to support ongoing long-term hurricane recovery and building forward, we are pleased to offer Neighborhood Revitalization & Resilience (NRR) Grants, with funding provided by Cruzan Rum’s Island Spirit Fund* via GlobalGiving. The NRR Grant Program is intended to support community-based and grassroots organizations in under-resourced neighborhoods to engage residents in participatory planning processes to develop projects that address pressing issues related to ongoing long-term hurricane recovery and resilience within their neighborhoods.
*Following the 2017 hurricane season, St. Croix-based Cruzan® Rum established a direct aid fund to ensure that in the future no one would have to “weather a storm alone.” Cruzan® set up the Island Spirit Fund to address the ongoing needs of communities affected by the storms. Through donations of $1 for every case of rum sold, the Island Spirit Fund is supporting several organizations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including CFVI. As of December 2020, Cruzan has raised more than $3.5 million for the Island Spirit Fund.