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St. Croix Foundation Accepting Applications for Youth and Education Grants

The St. Croix Foundation is now accepting applications for their fall grant cycle and announces that there are now three educational grants and a grant to beautify St. Croix available.

Ludington Fund Literacy Grant
Administered by the foundation since 2002, the Ludington Fund issues grants up to $2,500 to registered organizations that seek to implement or expand literacy initiatives. 501(c)3 (non-profit) status is not a requirement.
Established by a longtime St. Croix Foundation trustee, the late Martin Ludington, the goal of the Ludington Fund is to promote reading ability and skills in the English language among the residents of St. Croix. Previous grant recipients have included: Juanita Gardine School’s Literacy-at-Home Program; Central High School’s Reading and Current Events Club; St. Joseph High School’s Caribbean Literacy Program; and St. Mary’s Catholic School’s S.T.A.R. Literacy Program.
To date, the fund has granted over $100,000 to worthwhile literacy initiatives on St. Croix and is now in its tenth grant cycle. The grant cycle for this fund runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
Foundation Scholars Fund
Established in 2005 by Duane Bobeck, this fund promotes continuing adult education on St. Croix. It provides scholarships up $1500 to those seeking to further their education through programs offering certification or degrees in business administration. The grant cycle for this fund runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
Teacher Grant Award Fund
The Foundation’s Teacher Grants Fund is geared towards enhancing the educational experience of public elementary school teachers and their students. Grants of up to $200 are awarded to applicants for projects that are judged on their ability to foster students’ creativity and provide them with a broad, interactive learning experience of the world around them.
The program also encourages active student participation in the development of the proposed project. Since 2005, a total of $8000 in Teacher Grants has been awarded to over 45 public elementary school teachers on St. Croix.The grant cycle for this fund runs from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.
Litter and Beautification Grant
The Litter and Beautification Grant Program was created in 2007 to provide St. Croix youth groups with the opportunity to beautify their community while earning money for group activities. Funded by a donation from West Indian Company Limited (WICO), this program provides grants up to $2000 to registered youth groups on St. Croix.
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