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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OFFERS 2002 MINI-GRANTS

March 3, 2002 – The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands invites individuals and community organizations to apply for the foundation's 2002 mini-grants, which will be awarded to innovative programs that respond to the needs of children and families in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Now in its sixth year, the mini-grant program will award up to $20,000 in grants. Individual awards range from $250 to $1,000, said a release.
Any private group (i.e. school class or club, sports team, alumni group, etc.) or individual in the U.S. Virgin Islands may submit an application for the 2002 mini-grant program. Proposals will also be accepted from established non-profit organizations.
CFVI mini-grants are in keeping with the foundation's mission to support innovative programs that enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural, and environmental well being of children, youth and families in the Virgin Islands.
Applications for 2002 mini-grants are due Friday, April 12, 2002. To receive an application call the Community Foundation at 774-6031, or stop by the office at 38A Dronnigens Gade. Send E-mail requests to: kgutloff@cfvi.net.
Application forms are also available on St. Thomas at the Draughting Shaft, Havensight Mall. On St. Croix applications can be picked up at the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce, 3009 Orange Grove, Suite 12.
In 2001 the foundation distributed a total of $30,000 in mini-grant awards to 46 community organizations.
Among the community programs receiving mini-grants in recent years: A Robotics Club at Alfredo Andrews Elementary School on St. Croix, a two-week sailing clinic sponsored by St. John's Kids and the Sea program, equipment and uniforms for the V.I. Junior Fire Fighters, after-school academic programs at St. Thomas Reformed Learning Center, equipment for the Blades Fencing Club, parenting workshops at the Women's Coalition of St. Croix, summer camp for the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, and a youth news club for the Marley Homes Tenant Council.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands was established in 1990 to serve the children and families of the Virgin Islands.
The foundation has more than 20 funds created by individuals and businesses to support educational, environmental, social and cultural initiatives in the Virgin Islands. CFVI provides mini-grants to community organizations, distributes scholarships to area students, and publishes "Kids Count," a major study of children in the territory.

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