U.S. Virgin Islands, April 12, 2022 — The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) announces the release of its highly anticipated 2022-2023 Directory of Community Organizations, a comprehensive listing of USVI entities that serve the community and work for public service, not for financial gain.
The 2022-2023 version is the eighth edition since the directory was originally published in 2004, and the first one since the 2016-2017 volume.
Prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, CFVI had produced the directory every two years.
"Since 2017, much has changed in the nonprofit landscape of the territory," said CFVI President Dee Baecher-Brown. "The Foundation – and our community organizations – have focused many of our efforts on building back from the storms and in responding to the evolving needs of our community."
The resulting post-hurricane transitions within the nonprofit sector made updating the directory "a much bigger project, requiring a lot more time, energy, outreach and research on our part," explained Baecher-Brown. And then the pandemic occurred, bringing additional changes and challenges. “But now," she added, "we’re happy to be back on track with this important community resource."
A spreadsheet version is also available online, which provides a breakdown of organizations by island, service index, as well as listings for Rotary organizations, licensed child care, and preschool centers, and Virgin Islands government services. The spreadsheet version is updated on a regular basis.
"Our hope is that providing this comprehensive organizational profile of community organizations will bring awareness to various services that are available throughout the territory, and will help guide philanthropic giving, " said Baecher-Brown. "We are so grateful to everyone who contributed time, energy, expertise, and care to the directory's development. A special thank you to USVI nonprofit agency leaders and professionals, including our own CFVI staff, and to all who dedicate themselves to serving our community," she said.